"And now, after twenty-one months and three debates, Senator McCain still has not been able to tell the American people a single major thing he'd do differently from George Bush when it comes to the economy. Senator McCain says that we can't spend the next four years waiting for our luck to change, but you understand that the biggest gamble we can take is embracing the same old Bush-McCain policies that have failed us for the last eight years."Obama also is accusing McCain of focusing on dividing Americans, rather than offering solutions to problems, saying that "in one week, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election; that tries to pit region against region, city against town, Republican against Democrat." Obama has a point. McCain has spent the last several weeks making personal attacks on Obama in advertising and through automated phone calls to voters. The attacks play on a tangential relationship between Obama and former Weather Underground member William Ayers. The two sat on an educational board together, and Obama once attended a campaign event at Ayers' house. Obama has denounced the actions of Ayers in the 1960s.
"My approach will lead to rising stock market prices, a stabilized housing market, economic growth and millions of new jobs. Senator Obama's plan will destroy business growth, kill jobs, and lead to continued declines in the stock market and make a recession even deeper and more painful."On Sunday, McCain optimistically assessed his chances and "guaranteed" a win on Nov. 4. He faces a serious struggle. He's losing to Obama in key swing states, while several other states that supported Bush are in play, including Florida, North Carolina and Missouri. He's given up on Michigan but is maintaining efforts to win Pennsylvania despite trailing in the state by an average of more than 11 points, according the Realclearpolitics.com's poll tracking. Both Obama and the polls remain steady, which augurs well for him and a possible win eight days from now.