After visiting his sick grandmother in Hawaii Democrat Senator Barak Obama was back on the campaign trail as the US Presidential race enters its final stages. Obama s latest round of stump speeches took him to Nevada, his sixth swing through the so called Silver State.
Every day is now vital for both Republicans and Democrats. Obama’s lead has fallen slightly to nine points over his rival Republican John McCain the second consecutive day the race has narrowed.
Both McCain and Obama think they can win Nevada although the Republican candidate has not visited the battleground state since August.
McCain has been in Colorado where he also faces an uphill battle but he and his aides say victory is still possible despite strong political winds blowing against him. Mc Cain can be confident of one vote in his favour with outgoing President Bush casting his ballot in early polling
McCain s running mate Sarah Palin seems at the moment to be unable to shake off some bad press. Not only that she allegedly abused her powers as Governor of Alaska. Claims she strongly denies. But now new stories about lavish spending on clothes which have been overshadowing the message she wants to get across that she should be vice president.