Warner: McCain 'Stuck in Past'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 9:09 PM CDT
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner delivers the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.    (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner made an emphatic case for Barack Obama and framed the coming race in his keynote address tonight, asserting that the race is not between Democrat and Republican, but between the future and the past, MSNBC reports. And John McCain, he said, is "stuck in the past." Obama can bring real solutions on energy, defense, and the economy by bridging the old political divides, while McCain will simply continue the ruinous policies of the Bush administration, he said.

"In 4 months, we'll have an administration that actually believes in science," said Warner, who's running for the Senate. In his speech, Warner also stressed the need for the two parties to work together after the election. “If you ran a company whose only strategy was to tear down the competition, it wouldn’t last long. So why is this wisdom so hard to find in Washington?”