Candidates in the upcoming US presidential election have been targetting the middle class in the final days of the campaign.
As he continues his tour of the crucial swing states, Democrat Barack Obama hammered home his message of change to a cheering crowd in Florida:
“In five days, you can turn the page on policies that put greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard-work and sacrifice of folks down on Main street. In 5 days you can choose policies that invest in our middle class, and create new jobs, and grow this economy so that everybody has a chance to succeed,” said Obama.
It comes a day after Obama launched a multi-million dollar prime-time pitch to voters on three major broadcast networks.
In the half-hour programme on Wednesday, the Democratic candidate again outlined his middle-class “rescue plan’‘ as well as his policies for health care, energy and the war in Iraq.
He also sought to reassure the American people he is the president they need:
“I will listen to you when we disagree. And most importantly, I will open the doors of government and ask you to be involved in your own democracy again,” Obama said in the campaign spot.