Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama Fights Back on McCain Accusations on the Economy

I thought I’d share this video and transcript of a segment of a speech that Barack Obama gave today in Coral Gables, Florida. He’s responding to accusations that John McCain leveled against him in a recent speech, where McCain indicates Obama is responsible for the country’s economic woes.

It seems that Senator Obama is now taking off the gloves.

He did get interrupted by a group of protesters, though. (Read the AP press release.)

This morning Senator McCain gave a speech in which his big solution to this worldwide economic crisis was to blame me for it.

This is a guy who's spent nearly three decades in Washington, and after spending the entire campaign saying I haven't been in Washington long enough, he apparently now is willing to assign me responsibility for all of Washington's failures.

Now, I think it's a pretty clear that Senator McCain is a little panicked right now. At this point he seems to be willing to say anything or do anything or change any position or violate any principal to try and win this election, and I've got to say it's kind of sad to see. That's not the politics we need.

It's also been disappointing to see my opponent's reaction to this economic crisis. His first reaction on Monday was to stand up and repeat the line he's said over and over again throughout this campaign -- 'the fundamentals of the economy are strong' -- the comment was so out of touch that even George Bush's White House couldn't agree with it.

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