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McCain's Big Night

Senator John McCain is joined by Senator Joe Lieberman at the podium during his walk through the XCel Center before the final session of the RNC. (AP Photo)
Senator John McCain is joined by Senator Joe Lieberman at the podium during his walk through the XCel Center before the final session of the RNC. (AP Photo)

Tom Ashbrook previews the McCain speech, as WBUR’s live convention coverage gets underway with On Point at 7.

The Republican nominee has a unique story to tell, from his days a POW to his political independence on Capitol Hill.

Here and Now Host Robin Young previewed the McCain speech with Karen Tumulty, Senior Political Correspondent for Time magazine, Mike Carey, host of KAKM Alaska Public Television's Anchorage Edition and a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News, and Matt Zencey, editorial page editor for the Alaska Daily News.

Robin also spoke with a Massachusetts delegate to the GOP convention, who worries his party is not paying enough attention to some important issues. Bristol County Sherriff Thomas Hodgson says the party must return its attention to law enforcement and immigration.

John McCain has long been a supporter of the Iraq War and the surge last year. We speak with some convention goers what "winning the war in Iraq" means to them.

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