The RealClearPolitics blog has posted the text of the Obama campaign’s response to George W. Bush’s endorsement of John McCain during his RNC satellite appearance.

“Tonight, George Bush enthusiastically passed the torch to the man who’s earned it by voting with him 90% of the time, and who will continue this President’s legacy for the next four years — his disastrous economic policies, his foreign policy that hasn’t made us safer, and his misguided war in Iraq that’s costing us $10 billion a month. The man George Bush needs may be John McCain, but the change America needs is Barack Obama,” said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.

Read the full post here.

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