Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Let No One Question My Love of this Country

Speaking today at a VFW convention in Orlanda, Florida, Barack Obama challenged John McCain on the issue of patriotism:

"One of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can't disagree without challenging each other's character and patriotism. I have never suggested that Senator McCain picks his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition. I have not suggested it because I believe that he genuinely wants to serve America's national interest. Now, it's time for him to acknowledge that I want to do the same.

Campaigning later in the day in Raleigh, North Carolin, Barack Obama said:

"Our job in this election is not just 'win,' although I'm a big believer in winning. I don't intend to lose this election. John McCain doesn't know what he's up against. He can talk all he wants about Britney and Paris, but I don't have time for that mess."

Our poll tracking sources show Obama's lead ebbing, down to 275 electoral votes versus 250 for McCain in one, and 298 versus 240 in another. But the goal is to peak in November, not in August.

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