I am a proud Missourian. I grew up in this state and have spent most of my life here. There is a reason that we are called the"Show Me State" and a reason that we are the state that has forecast the presidential winner every time but one since 1904. We Missourians take nothing for granted. We appreciate endorsements but aren't pigeonholed by them. We will listen to promises, but can't be won over by empty words alone. We don't vote according to prescribed lines and past precedents but weigh each candidate according to his or her merit.
A state like Missouri deserves a principled and proven candidate. One candidate makes promises and says the words that people want to hear. But there is another candidate who has a proven record of fighting for conservative principles and for the public interest, regardless of the cost. That candidate is John McCain, a candidate worthy of the votes of the people of Missouri.