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Excerpts from McCain GOP convention speech. Says he has scars of bi-partisan battles and Obama does not.

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ST. PAUL, MN. --John McCain will argue in his acceptance speech Thursday night that he has a stronger record as a reformer than Barack Obama.

ll: Please see excerpts from John McCain's remarks tonight to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota:

"I'm very proud to have introduced our next Vice President to the country. But I can't wait until I introduce her to Washington. And let me offer an advance warning to the old, big spending, do nothing, me first, country second Washington crowd: change is coming."

"The constant partisan rancor that stops us from solving these problems isn't a cause, it's a symptom. It's what happens when people go to Washington to work for themselves and not you. Again and again, I've worked with members of both parties to fix problems that need to be fixed. That's how I will govern as President. I will reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again. I have that record and the scars to prove it. Senator Obama does not."

"I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn't my own man anymore. I was my country's."

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SENATOR OBAMA AND SENATOR JOE BIDEN WILL WIN IN
NOVEMBER, AMERICA ISN'T BUYING THE REACH ACROSS
THE AISLE WITH SENATOR MCCAIN AND HIS NEW V.P.
CANDIDATE!
MCCAIN DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE OF HOW TO JUMP START
THE ECONOMY, YOUR SPEECH PUT PEOPLE TO SLEEP,
SO THEREFORE YOUR RETIREMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR
NOVEMBER AND THE NEW VP CANDIDATE CAN RETURN TO
ALASKA!
AMERICA WANTS DIPLOMACY, AMERICA WANTS FRESH IDEAS
AMERICA WANTS A PRESIDENT WHO IS A THINKER, NOT
A WAR MONGER, AMERICA WANTS A DEMOCRAT TO GET THE
ECONOMY BACK TO THE BILL CLINTON STATUS OF
PROSPERITY, MCCAIN AND PALIN AREN'T UP TO THE
CHALLENGE, THEY JUST TALK A GOOD GAME!

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