From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy
McCain said this at his town hall in Springfield, PA this morning:
"After 9/11 I think that we made a mistake by telling Americans they ought to go on a trip, or shop. I think we should've told Americans to join the military, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, volunteer organizations -- all of the organizations that allow people to serve this nation. There's wonderful programs out there some of them government and some of them volunteer... I think Americans are ready, they're ready to make many of the sacrifices if it's clearly explained to them how important it is and the crisis and the challenges we face."