McCain, Obama Offer Plans to Fix Financial Crisis
WASHINGTON,(RUSHPRNEWS) 17 September 2008–U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will campaign in three crucial battleground states Wednesday as both men seek an advantage in addressing voters’ concerns about the faltering U.S. economy.
McCain, the Republican nominee, will hold rallies in the industrial midwestern states of Ohio and Michigan with his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Obama, his Democratic rival, will make two stops in the western state of Nevada.
At a rally Tuesday in Ohio, McCain criticized Obama, saying he talked about struggling Americans and then flew off to Hollywood to attend a lavish fundraiser. The event, featuring singer and actress Barbra Streisand, was expected to raise $9 million for Obama’s campaign and the Democratic Party.
Earlier Tuesday in Colorado, Obama criticized McCain’s call for a commission to study the cause of the country’s financial crisis and find solutions. He argued it is already known how the financial crisis came about and said the country needs leadership to solve the problem.
In a separate development, five lawmakers in Alaska are suing to stop an investigation involving Governor Palin, and her firing of a public safety commissioner.
The lawsuit calls the investigation, led by the Alaskan Legislative Council unlawful, biased and partisan.
Some of Palin’s opponents say the commissioner was fired for refusing to dismiss a state trooper who is Palin’s sister’s ex-husband. The McCain campaign says the commissioner was fired because of insubordination on budget issues and that Palin will likely not speak with investigators in the probe.
SOURCE: By VOA News–Some information for this report was provided by AFP, and AP.