Standing in a light-filled atrium at the University of Denver, McCain is espousing his vision for America’s future relations with the world. He speaks of a ‘common vision’ among nations. ‘I want us to rise to the challenges of our time, as generations before us rose to theirs,’ he says. He addresses the audience as ‘my friends’ and promises a safer, more reasonable world. ‘It still remains within our power to make in our time another, better world than we inherited,’ he concludes.