McCain says tough times show what US can achieve

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain says that tough times have a way of showing what Americans can achieve.

In an economic speech Wednesday in Independence, Mo., McCain says that the current financial crisis is an opportunity for the nation to come together.

Yet, McCain adds, extreme emergencies shouldn't be required to unite Americans for the common good. He says that if Americans worked together more often, perhaps there would be fewer crises, close-calls and near-disasters confronting the nation.

McCain is visiting the Truman Library and Museum in Missouri and then returning to Washington to vote on a revamped economic recovery bill aimed at restoring confidence in the sagging financial markets.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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