Behind in the polls with less than two weeks to go, Republican candidate John McCain has come out fighting at a rally in Ohio, according to a report in Dispatch Politics.

“Fueled by new urgency in the waning days of the presidential campaign, Republican John McCain showed his fighting side yesterday, excoriating Democrat Barack Obama on taxes and national security.

“I’m an American and I choose to fight. … America is worth fighting for. We never run from history. We make history,” McCain said during a rally here.

“It was the kind of performance many Republicans have been hoping to see from the former prisoner of war.

“It’s about time he got fired up. He should have done this a long time ago,” Dick Deitrick, 60, of Canton, said. “Sometimes people don’t understand words. This is what they understand,” Deitrick said, making a fist with his left hand.”

Read the full story here.

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.

 

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW