John McCain says America needs a new direction in his closing remarks at the last presidential debate. Rival Barack Obama says the biggest risk for the nation would be to adopt the same failed policies and politics of the last eight years.
The two had their final say in their third presidential debate just 20 days before the election.
McCain sought to distance himself from President Bush and reminded voters of his years of service in the military and as a lawmaker.
He said: "We cannot be satisfied with what we've been doing for the last eight years."
Obama told voters: "We need fundamental change."