POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Obama: “Bush and Cheney have dug a deep hole. Now they’re trying to hand the shovel to McCain.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 2, 2008

AP reports …

  • In the final weekend of a long race for the White House, Barack Obama promised to heal America’s political divisions while rival John McCain fought to hold on to Republican-leaning states and pledged to score an upset.
  • Obama campaigned Saturday in Nevada, Colorado and Missouri, all states that voted for President Bush four years ago, while McCain struggled to keep Virginia from voting for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1964.
  • Vice President Dick Cheney endorsed McCain.
  • Obama said McCain had earned the endorsement through supporting the Bush administration’s failed social and economic policies.
  • “Bush and Cheney have dug a deep hole,” Obama said. “Now they’re trying to hand the shovel to McCain.”
  • An Associated Press-Yahoo News national poll of likely voters showed Obama ahead, 51 to 43, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3percentage points.
  • McCain’s campaign says its internal polling shows the gap closing.

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081102/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_rdp_199

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