October 27th, 2008
09:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama to deliver 'closing argument'

Sen. Barack Obama says Sen. John McCain will not bring the change the country needs.
Sen. Barack Obama says Sen. John McCain will not bring the change the country needs.

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama on Monday is delivering what his campaign is calling a "closing argument" speech that focuses on the differences between him and Sen. John McCain.

"In one week, at this defining moment in history, you can give this country the change we need," Obama will tell voters at a rally in Canton, Ohio, according to speech excerpts released by his campaign.

Obama will try to make the case that McCain is too similar to President Bush to bring about change.

"Sen. McCain says that we can't spend the next four years waiting for our luck to change, but you understand that the biggest gamble we can take is embracing the same old Bush-McCain policies that have failed us for the last eight years," Obama will say.

The senator from Illinois will argue that he is the candidate who can restore "our sense of common purpose, of higher purpose."

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  1. MD

    The Senator IS a constitutional lawyer so it comes as no surprise that he would want to make a closing argument. I so like the fact that nothing about his campaign has been conventional. This should give all of us insight into how he would govern. Something different, something new, with the potential to be great.

    I wonder what things would have been like if people had been able to blog about John Kennedy???.

    October 27, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    We saw Sen. Obama Saturday at his rally here in Las Vegas-18,000+ showed up to support the candidate of TRUE change! Looking forward to hearing his speech today in Ohio and to his TV time on Oct. 29. YES WE CAN!
    OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12

    October 27, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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