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Democrat Barack Obama, before a record 100,000-plus crowd, rebuked his Republican rival John McCain for saying he shared the same ”philosophy” as unpopular President George W Bush. 

Just nine days before the presidentialelection, Obama again attempted to shackle McCain to Bush’s unpopular Republican economic legacy and tried to rebut attacks on his own tax policy. 

Denver police estimated his crowd at well over 100,000, as people stretched as far as the eye could see, breaking Obama’s previous domestic record crowd, also of 100,000, in St. Louis, Missouri earlier this month. 

“Just this morning, Senator McCain said that actually he and President Bush ’share a common philosophy,’” Obama said. 

“That’s right, Colorado. I guess that was John McCain finally giving us a little straight talk, owning up to the fact that he and George Bush actually have a whole lot in common,” Obama said. 

Obama then listed what he saw as deficiencies of the McCain-Bush philosophy, which encapsulated his main campaign themes heading into the election on November four as America battles its deepest economic crisis since the 1930s. 

He said “the Bush-McCain philosophy” gave tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations and justified spending 10 billion dollars a month in Iraq “while the Iraqi government sits on a huge surplus and our economy is in crisis.” 

“We can’t have another four years that look like the last eight. It is time for change in Washington,” Obama said.

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