Skip to comments.Obama, McCain head to Florida
Posted on 10/29/2008 4:38:02 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
BARACK Obama geared up today to deliver a 30-minute primetime campaign pitch on national television networks, as polls suggested his duel for the White House with John McCain may be tightening.
Upping the pace to an intense new level six days before next Wednesday's election, Democratic candidate Senator Obama was to hold his first joint rally with former president Bill Clinton at a midnight event in Orlando, Florida.
Senator Obama's bulging campaign coffers and grass-roots organisation is allowing the 47-year-old Illinois senator to push deep into Republican territory, forcing Senator McCain to pour resources into what in the past were safe states.
Senator Obama has led Senator McCain in several national and state polls for weeks but has urged his supporters to guard against complacency.
"Don't think for one minute that power will concede without a fight," he told supporters at a rally in Virginia yesterday.
Senator McCain, 72, was today also campaigning in Florida, a pivotal battleground that decided the 2000 election in favour of President George W. Bush after a recount fiasco that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Senator McCain kicked off campaigning in the state today with a series of radio interviews on Spanish-language radio in which he renewed his attacks on Senator Obama for his links to 1960s radical Bill Ayers.
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Somehow, I think this unprecedented attempt to buy the presidency is gonna backfire on Obama tonight.
Don't know how. Don't know where.
But when you go 'live' with anything, there is always a risk.
A gaff. A sign that slams Obama.
Then again, the networks would cover up as they normally do.
Obama is going to have a midnight rally in Orlando with Bill Clinton? ROFLOL!!! Maybe he will help Feeney’s numbers to go up more.
Anyone knows that Dems should be campaigning down in S. Florida to win FL. Is this the Clinton idea to “help” Obama win.
McCain is winning FL!
But, wait! What about the fairness doctrine? Shouldn't the networks be forced to give McCain equal time? They wouldn't want to appear biased, would they? Don't all points of view deserve the same opportunity to be heard?
I talked to my daughter the other night. She moved to Chicago this fall to continue her schooling. Within less than a month, she had turned from a young Libertarian/Conservative to an Obama supporter, mainly because everyone around her was an Obama lover looking forward to free health care and no taxes under an Obama administration.
Once I explained to her how an Obama administration would transform the very nature of the United States of America, she recanted and asked for advice on other topics on the Arizona ballot (she's still an Arizona resident).
If your kids are similarly at risk, give them a call and let them know your concerns about what might happen if the Democrats really take over.
The Democrats are the party of change. Like chameleons, they change depending on to whom they speak.
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