ABC News’ Bret Hovell and Seiko Hayashi Report: Sen. John McCain accused White House rival Sen. Barack Obama, on Wednesday of offering sweeping rhetoric and broad generalities in his run for president on.
"There’s going to come a time when we’re going to have to get into specifics," McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, told reporters in Washington.
"I have not observed every speech he has given obviously, but they are singularly lacking in specifics."
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Fresh off a clean sweep in the Chesapeake primaries of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, McCain was asked about a line in his remarks that seemed to be a reference to Obama.
"To encourage a country with only rhetoric rather than sound and proven ideas that trust in the strength and courage of free people is not a promise of hope," McCain said in his victory speech Tuesday night. "It is a platitude."
The Arizona Republican admitted he was talking about the Illinois Democrat.
"As the campaign moves forward, we will be portraying very stark differences." McCain said. "It’s not an accident that he has, I think…the most liberal voting record in the United States Senate. I have one of the most conservative."
McCain was speaking at a press conference to unveil Congressional Republicans’ support for his presidential bid. He was endorsed by the Republican House leadership, including majority leader John Boehner and Republican Whip Roy Blunt.
McCain also addressed a perceived enthusiasm gap between his party’s primaries and those on the Democratic side.
"I congratulate both Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton for the campaigns their run. They’ve gotten voters engaged. We will do that as well, and we do have a lot of work to do, we all agree with that."