WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Mitt Romney has purchased two minutes of New Hampshire airtime Monday night to make his closing argument in the key primary state that could make or break his presidential hopes.
In the two-minute spot, Romney stresses his "change" theme that has been central to the closing stretch of his campaign, suggesting his chief rival in the state, Arizona Sen. John McCain, is a longtime Washington insider unable to fix its entrenched problems.
"There's a tide of change sweeping New Hampshire and America," Romney says in the ad. "Everywhere I go people say Washington is broken. And they know that those who've spent their careers in Washington can't change Washington."
"It's long past time to bring real change to Washington," he continues. "That's never going to happen if all we do is send the same people back to Washington to sit in different chairs."
Most recent polls indicate McCain has a slight edge over Romney with a day to go to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. A CNN/WMUR poll released Sunday night showed the Arizona senator up 6 points over Romney.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney