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.
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