U.S. Senator John
McCain has accepted the Republican presidential nomination with a call for change
and an appeal for support from Republicans, independents and undecided voters.
McCain warned Thursday that what he called the "old, big spending, do
nothing, me first, country second, Washington crowd" that "change is
coming" if he is elected in November.
He spoke on the final day of the Republican party's national convention in St.
Paul, Minnesota that formally nominated him for president and Alaska Governor
Sarah Palin as Vice President.
The veteran Arizona lawmaker highlighted his record of working with Democrats,
and pledged to continue bipartisanship as president and to end "constant
partisan rancor" in Washington.
McCain said he has big differences with his opponent, Democrat Barack Obama.
said Obama has his respect and admiration, but he went on to say Obama will
raise taxes and increase government spending.
A statement released by the Obama campaign said McCain ignored the fact that
the Arizona senator was part of the "do-nothing" crowd in Washington
for nearly 30 years.
Today’s report includes
an interview with Bangladesh Ambassador to the US, Humayun Kabir who
attended the Republican convention.