Barack Obama has accepted his Democratic Party's historic
presidential nomination, and has embarked on a two-month campaign for the White
House as the first African-American to lead a major party ticket.
Senator Obama and his running mate, fellow Senator Joe Biden, today, Friday
travel to the eastern state of Pennsylvania on a bus tour of key
Thursday night, Obama appeared before nearly 80-thousand cheering supporters,
promising change and drawing sharp contrasts with his Republican rival, John
In a speech filled with policy specifics, Obama said McCain would simply
continue what he described as the failed policies of President George Bush.
Obama vowed to end the Iraq war responsibly and finish the fight against
al-Qaida and the Taliban.
He vowed to cut taxes for working families, stop
giving tax breaks for corporations that move jobs overseas, and end U.S. dependence
on foreign oil.
McCain's campaign called the speech "misleading" and "so
fundamentally at odds with the meager record" of Obama, a first-term U.S.