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Friday, September 5, 2008

WI, MI: McCain, Palin promise reform in Wis., Mich.

8:49 PM

CEDARBURG -- Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, promised today to bring a message of hope and confidence to small-town America in the coming months.

Looking out over a crowd of several thousand who packed a three-way intersection lined with quaint, early-American style shops, McCain said the "turnout in Cedarburg is what this campaign is all about."

"We're going to go across the small towns of America and we're going to give them hope, we're going to give them confidence, and we will bring about change in Washington, D.C.," McCain said to cheers.

This was McCain and Palin's his first appearance since he accepted the Republican nomination last night at the party's national convention in St. Paul, Minn.
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Following their morning visit, McCain and Palin's stopped in Sterling Heights, Mich., where McCain said he and Palin would "shake up Washington."

From CNN
STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan (CNN) -- At a large rally in Michigan on Friday, his first day campaigning after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain promised to upend the Washington status quo, arguing that the Democratic ticket doesn't have the chops to do so.

"That's why this ticket is the ticket to shake up Washington, because Sen. Obama doesn't have the strength to do it," McCain said. "He has never bucked his party on any issue. Never. If you want real reform, if you want real change, send the one's who've actually done it. Send the team of mavericks who aren't afraid to go to Washington and break some china."
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