Below are selected remarks from Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, mixed and in no particular order. Who can assign the name of the candidate to the comment? The point of this little exercise will be self-evident merely by knowing that both men are quoted here.
Who said this? "We needed at that time [September 11, 2001] to take advantage of the unity in the United States of America," he said. "We weren't Republicans on September 11. We weren't Democrats. We were Americans."
The candidate said he feels that the American people feel uninspired by leaders in Washington and repeated the 2008 campaign trail mantra that they crave change in federal government. Americans more than ever appreciate that we live in a global political environment where isolationist tendencies no longer apply, he said.
Who said this? [Americans] "understand the challenges we have in this world," pointing to Russia's recent invasion of Georgia, and "problems growing larger" in Afghanistan. "How is it that we can inspire people? ... We have to reform government. We have to reform the way we're doing business."
Who said this? "America is the greatest country on earth but it didn't just happen on its own," adding that a person's income doesn't necessarily indicate whether they will have the time or the inclination to volunteer. "What has built this country is people who participate in public service that extend beyond our immediate self interest."
Concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, the candidate said,"We will never forget those who died."
And finally who said this? "On 9/11, Americans across our great country came together to stand with the families of the victims, to donate blood, to give to charity, and to say a prayer for our country. Let us renew that spirit of service and that sense of common purpose."