Everyone is talking about the new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Obama leading McCain in swing states Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. While his leads in Ohio and Florida are close to the poll's margin of error, his 12 point lead in the Keystone State leaves little doubt that this former Clinton state is moving towards Obama.
Because Barack Obama supports the recent Supreme Court ruling that suspected terrorism detainees have a right to challenge their detention, McCain campaign advisor Randy Scheunemann accused him of possessing, "the prefect September 10 mindset." For all of you, who had June 17 in the pool as the date when McCain would invoke 9/11 consider yourself a winner.
Barack Obama told reporters in Flint, MI today that he will be visiting Iraq and Afghanistan before the election. This is critical not only because John McCain's campaign has been making a daily point to hammer Obama on not visiting Iraq, but also because as the Democratic Party's nominee, he has to go to Iraq.
At a town hall meeting in Wayne, PA today, Barack Obama took aim at John McCain's gas tax holiday proposal. "Well it is time for a President who will take on the big oil and gas companies so we can finally meet our energy challenge; a President who will help Americans pay their rising gas bills during these difficult economic times," Obama said.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain held a town hall meeting in New York City that was carried live on Fox News tonight that was billed as town hall with Democrats and Independents. The problem is that this wasn't really true. The McCain campaign pre-screened the audience, and invited only supporters to attend.