From CBS News' John Bentley:
(PERKASIE, PA.) – Seizing on a comment his rival has made numerous times over the past 10 months, John McCain said he hasn't "been vindicated by anything" with regards to his country.
"I've been humbled and honored to have the great opportunity to serve this nation, the greatest nation in the world and defend its freedom and I'll do that until my last breath," McCain said at a rally here.
McCain was referring to Barack Obama's statement about winning the Iowa caucuses. "On the day of the Iowa caucus, my faith in the American people was vindicated and what you started here in Iowa has swept the nation," Obama said yesterday in Des Moines.
Obama's campaign accused McCain of twisting their candidate's words.
"It's pathetic that John McCain would take a statement Barack Obama has been making for a year about his faith in the American people and distort it to attack his patriotism," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.
"Sadly, this is what we've come to expect from a desperate, dishonorable campaign that will say anything in a failed attempt to win this election."