Six Days to Go Until Elections

October 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
With six days to go until the election, Barack Obama's lead over John McCain in the polls may be shrinking, but the Democratic Presidential Candidate has a huge lead in fundraising. Wednesday night, he digs deep into his campaign chest, spending millions on a half-hour campaign commercial airing on several networks.

Barack Obama's ability to connect with voters over kitchen-table issues has him edging out John McCain among likely voters. Polls find they trust the Democrat more than his Republican rival to handle the current economic crisis and relate to their problems.

Obama is hoping to make his biggest connection yet with tonight's 30 minute infomercial. "The benefit that Obama has after raising $150 million in September, he can do the 30 minute commercial," said Chris Cillizza with the Washington Post.

McCain is hitting back hard, accusing Obama of already acting as if he's president before most voters have even cast their ballots. "He's measuring the drapes and he's planned his first address to the nation before the election," said McCain.

But in a new ad McCain argues that Obama's inexperience makes him a risky choice. "Behind the fancy speeches, grand promises, and TV specials, lies the truth . With crises at home and abroad, Barack Obama lacks the experience America needs."

But the Obama campaign has their own new message attacking the McCain-Palin ticket on experience. The ad argues that neither McCain nor his running mate are prepared to handle the economic crisis.

In her 2nd major policy address today in Ohio, Sarah Palin called on a break from the Bush Administration's energy policies because they depend too much on foreign oil. She called for more off-shore drilling and building 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030.



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