With less than two weeks to go before the US Presidential election, Republican hopeful John McCain knows he has it all to play for. The economy remains the number one issue for most voters and, speaking at a campaign rally in Ohio, McCain accused his rival Barack Obama of having skewed priorities.
“Thirteen days to go before the election and he changed his tax plan because the American people had learned the truth about it and they didn’t like it,” he said. “That’s another example my friends – he’ll say anything to get elected.”
The economy may be driving the campaign but Obama was quick to criticise his opponent for predicting he would face a major international crisis within six months of taking office.
“The people don’t want to hear politicians attack each other,” said Obama. “You want to hear how we’re going to attack the challenges facing middle class families each and every day. That’s what I’m going to talk about in these last 13 days, that’s what I’ll do as President over the next four years, because I can take two more weeks of John McCain’s attacks but the American people can’t take four more years of the same old thing.”
Latest research suggests Obama is leading McCain in the polls. Some ratings have put the Democratic candidate ahead of his Republican rival by as much as eight to ten percentage points.