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Obama says he’ll ‘fix broken politics’

Associated Press Writers

DENVER — Barack Obama promised an end to the “broken politics in Washington and the failed presidency of George W. Bush” Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation’s first black president.

He vowed to end the war in Iraq ” and to break America’s dependence on Mideast oil within a decade.

Obama sought to dismiss his campaign rival, Sen. John McCain, by linking him to Bush.

“John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time,” he said in excerpts released in advance of his prime time speech.

“Sen. McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush was right more than 90 percent of the time?

Obama’s campaign turned Invesco Field into a costly sound stage for a final night extravaganza at the Democratic National Convention.

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