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.”

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Peter Fray

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