Republican presidential candidate John McCain is on a barnstorming bus tour of Florida, a key swing state crucial to his election hopes. If the polls are right, he is battling to save a state that has been Republican in the last two elections, so he has gone on the attack over Barack Obama’s economic plans.
“After months of campaign trail eloquence, we finally learned what Senator Obama’s economic goal is, as he told Joe the plumber in Ohio he wants to, quote, ‘spread the wealth around’,” said McCain.
The goal is to spark a voter’s revolt at the idea that ordinary people will pay higher taxes if Obama wins. McCain has, among other things, proposed cutting corporation tax by 10 per cent to bolster flagging businesses.
He also strongly supported his running mate Sarah Palin who, it has just been revealed, has spent nearly 120 000 euros on a new wardrobe for the campaign.