McCain announces he will run for president
By Candice Dehnbostel
Sen. John McCain formally announced Wednesday he is seeking the Republican nomination for president during a speech in Portsmouth, N.H., according to Time.
In the speech, McCain criticized the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina, plus its treatment of injured veterans, reported the Los Angeles Times.
McCain emphasized his decades of experience in wartime and Washington, according to The Associated Press. The four-term Arizona senator is an ex-Navy pilot and former Vietnam prisoner of war.