Bill Burton, Obama's chief spokesman, e-mails the first official response of the 2008 general election campaign:

While John McCain has a record of occasional independence from his party in the past, last year he chose to embrace 95% of George Bush's agenda, including his failed economic policies and his failed policy in Iraq. No matter how hard he tries to spin it otherwise, that kind of record is simply not the change the American people are looking for or deserve."



BTW: Drudge has the full text of Obama's speech.

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