Sen. John McCain has accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination, culminating a long primary season fight and setting the stage for battle with Democrat Barack Obama.
McCain appeared on the stage and told the cheering throng what
an honor it was to say yes to the party's call and noted that it
had been a rough campaign so far.
He said that President Bush has kept the country safe since the
2001 terror attacks. McCain also promised the crowd: "I will not
let you down."
McCain asked undecided voters "for the opportunity to earn your
trust. I intend to earn it."
His remarks were briefly interrupted by a protester, who was
drowned out by shouts of "U.S.A." McCain responded that Americans
are tired of people yelling at each other.