Obama robo-call

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Sen. Barack Obama’s cam­paign courted Mis­souri vot­ers Sept. 8 with a robo-call at­tack­ing Sen. John McCain on the econ­omy, re­ports Christina Bel­lan­toni of The Wash­ing­ton Times.

Af­ter the Repub­li­can ticket’s ap­pear­ance in west­ern Mis­souri, the Obama cam­paign di­aled into some homes in the cen­tral part of the state.

The call, pro­vided to Ms. Bel­lan­toni by a Demo­cratic voter, was from a fe­male Obama sup­porter and blasted Mr. McCain for his ties to Pres­i­dent Bush.

Here is the text of the call. The au­dio is posted at wash­ing­ton­times.com/we­blogs/ bel­lan­toni.

“Hi, this is Tara. Re­cently I had to quit my job be­cause of the high cost of gas and day care for my child. John McCain wants to give tax cuts to the wealthy, but it’s the mid­dle-class fam­i­lies like mine that need help.

“McCain also sup­ports tax cuts to cor­po­ra­tions that ship Amer­i­can jobs over­seas, while we’re los­ing our jobs here at home. To­day in Mis­souri John McCain said noth­ing about how he would fix the econ­omy for fam­i­lies like mine.

“John McCain claims to be the orig­i­nal mav­er­ick but he sup­ports Ge­orge Bush 90 per­cent of the time. I sup­port Barack Obama and the Demo­cratic ticket be­cause that’s the real change we need.”

The caller states that the robo­call was paid for by the “Cam­paign for Change,” a project of the state Demo­cratic Party and Obama for Amer­ica.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Ac­cord­ing to a new book, Pres­i­dent Bush of­fended Gen. Ge­orge Casey when he was com­man­der of U.S. forces in Iraq.

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