Comparing Twitter to the railroad, McCain opposes postal reform bill

In his nearly 20-minute floor speech, McCain highlighted specific forms of paperless communication that Americans can now choose over the postal service.

“More and more Americans now acquire the ability to communicate by text message and Twitter,” McCain said while patting his pockets in an apparent attempt to find a handheld device. 

Saying the postal-reform bill “doesn’t offer any solutions” in its current form, McCain said the changes that need to be addressed represent a “dramatic shift, technology speaking, as to how Americans communicate.”

Tweeting as @SenJohnMcCain, he has more than 1.5 million followers and has carried on high-profile conversations with reality TV star Snookie.