McCain, Obama Hit Key States For Last Time

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After almost two years of campaigning, the presidential candidates are making their final push for the finish line.

Republican John McCain pushed for votes across seven states Monday, while Democrat Barack Obama focused on the battleground states of Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina.

CBN News Political Editor John Waage offered more analysis on both campaigns.  Click play for his comments.

Obama said he's "cautiously optimistic" about his chances Tuesday, but McCain is putting up a tough fight.

"We are one day away from changing the United States of America," Obama said Monday in Florida. "Tomorrow you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election...Tomorrow at this defining moment in history... each and every one of you can give this country the change that we need."

McCain also started his last full day of campaigning in Florida, where he urged voters to help him win the state and the presidential election. The senator began his day with a midnight rally in Miami.

"With this kind of enthusiasm and this kind of intensity, we'll win Florida and we will win this race tomorrow," he said.

McCain insisted he wouldn't raise taxes but that Obama could be counted on to do so.

"Democrats are talking about taxing your 401K contributions," McCain said. "I'm going to protect people's retirement, not tax it. I'm going to protect social security. I'm going to protect medicare. I'm not going to let this Congress tax away your retirement."

Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani and other high profile Republicans also hit the sunshine state Monday to rally last minute support for their candidate.

Meanwhile, Gov. Sarah Palin made a campaign stop in the battleground state of Ohio, where she reassured voters that a McCain-Palin win is still within reach.

"You can just feel it. Victory's coming," she said. "We can do this. We can win Ohio."

McCain's grueling final lap of campaigning through seven states Monday will end with a rally in his home state of Arizona.

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