In my life no success has come without a good fight," John McCain said before praising those who opposed im in the primaries. "Their support is an honor I won't forget."
McCain then surprised by saying he was grateful to the president of the United States "for leading us in the dark days" after 9-11. After that, the Arizona senator praised Laura Bush, George H. W. and Barbara Bush, and the members of the McCain family.
"I can't imagine a life without the happniess you have given me."
About his wife, he said, "She is more my inspiration than I am hers.
"I know she will make a great First Lady."
McCain talked about the strength of character of his mother, Roberta McCain. "She doesn't want me to say this, but she's 96 years young."