The Republican presidential candidate said Friday he felt enough "enthusiasm" in Ohio to help him beat Barack Obama. Meanwhile, his campaign confirmed he would appear on the hit US comedy show Saturday Night Live.
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HANOVERTON - Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Friday campaigned across
Obama, who is ahead in national opinion polls and in this Midwestern state that has been crucial to Republican victories in the last two presidential votes, warned his supporters to expect attacks from McCain in the last days of the campaign.
On the second day of a bus tour through
"The enthusiasm and the momentum that I feel here in
Obama was in
"The people of
He criticized a McCain campaign ad that showed him praising McCain for his work on global warming -- "as if there's something wrong with acknowledging when an opponent has said or done something that makes sense."
He warned his supporters to expect to see from the McCain camp "more of the slash and burn, say-anything, do-anything politics, throw everything up against the refrigerator and see if anything sticks, a message that's designed to divide and distract; to tear us apart instead of bringing us together."
'WE'RE HITTING OUR STRIDE'
McCain's vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was campaigning in
Palin told Reuters in a telephone interview that "we're hitting our stride now."
"I'm a runner so I know what this feels like, and what it's supposed to feel like at the right time, where you're getting your second wind. Now is the time and I'm confident this new movement we're feeling will lead us to victory on the 4th," she said.
The McCain and Obama camps held dueling conference calls to give their opinion on what is happening at the end of an election year that has seen its share of dramatic finishes and unpredictable turns.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the Obama campaign would resume running advertisements in two states that it had stopped broadcasting in,
"We have organizations in all three of these states. The early vote numbers in
He said Obama felt confident about keeping all the states that Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry won in 2004 and was running strong in several states --
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis begged to differ, saying "we're pretty jazzed up" about some recent movement toward McCain in the polls.
"Obviously, we've had a lot of ups and downs in the course of this race, and the one that that has been the standard that the McCain campaign has created is that we fight back. And we are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary,"
Date created : 2008-10-31