September 20th, 2008
05:30 PM ET
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Reporter Notebook: Mary Snow

CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) Pulling up to the Election Express: Bobby Hilton, a pastor with a radio show show in Cincinnati. He says he was listening to CNN on his car radio, heard “Ballot Bowl” and decided to come look for us.

What are his listeners talking about? No mystery here.: the economy. Ohio’s unemployment is higher than the national average at 7.4 percent. “People are hurting”, he says and they want to hear more from the candidates.

Hilton is a Barack Obama supporter. He says he’s glad to hear Obama talk about helping Main Street. But, Hilton says, he still isn’t convinced he is hearing enough specifics from either candidate. What’s his reaction to the Wall Street crisis? “Shock”. But he says Cincinnati has been feeling the ripple effects of a weak economy for some time.


Filed under: Economy • Election Express • Extra • Ohio
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. T

    Stop Palin / Rove from destroying the Social Security system.

    September 20, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  2. anyonmous

    « Back to mainPrevious article:
    Palin to meet with Karzai in New YorkNext article:
    HAPPENING NOW: Obama in Jacksonville

    September 20, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  3. anyonmous

    CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) Pulling up to the Election Express: Bobby Hilton, a pastor with a radio show show in Cincinnati. He says he was listening to CNN on his car radio, heard “Ballot Bowl” and decided to come look for us.

    What are his listeners talking about? No mystery here.: the economy. Ohio’s unemployment is higher than the national average at 7.4 percent. “People are hurting”, he says and they want to hear more from the candidates.

    Hilton is a Barack Obama supporter. He says he’s glad to hear Obama talk about helping Main Street. But, Hilton says, he still isn’t convinced he is hearing enough specifics from either candidate. What’s his reaction to the Wall Street crisis? “Shock”. But he says Cincinnati has been feeling the ripple effects of a weak economy for some time.

    Filed under: Economy • Election Express • Extra • Ohio

    September 20, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  4. S. Boatman

    Things Will Be A Lot Worse He Mccain Gets Elected! Mccain Wants To Deregulate Everything From Insurance To Health Care And More! Deregulation Doesnt Make Things Better . . . It Only Allows Crooks To Step In, Grab All The Money They Can While Leaving The Tax Payer With The Bill! Mccain And His Friends Make Billions While Everyone Else Suffers! Thats Not What I Call Country First!

    September 20, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  5. BM

    If McCain has a solution to the Wall Street crisis, then why wasn't didn't he take questions from reporters? Anyone can read something scripted. How dare he say that Obama doesn't know economics when he,himslef admitted that he knows nothing about economics. His running mate stood right by his side and neither took questions a joke!What a joke!

    September 20, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. Disgusted with politics in America

    Stop McCain/Palin from destroying this country!

    September 20, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. Ankie

    Wake up People!

    McCain Palin, Will Win this election,cause both of them always ask for god's Blessing on their journey for the good of all good Americans.

    September 20, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. Lynn:60 yr old Obama supporter

    McCain is iother the biggest liar , has really lost his marbles or is the flip flopper, panderer in the history of presidential history. He changes positions so many times even when there is documentation of his stance that seem completely opposite to what he presently says.

    How can he run on his experience when he is denying practically every thing and how can anyone trust his word when he constantly repeats lies that have been disproved time and again.

    He doesn't appear to have many experts in any area that support him, few lawmakers are endorsing him and his base is completely out of line with most Americans.

    Foreign leaders and their citizens don't like his policies or temperment.

    How will this man ever be able to reach bipartisan support inAmerica or abroad?

    September 20, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. linda siler

    I read with humor and wonder how people can make statements that Sarah Palin is stupid, an airhead, no experience in politics, well if she is so stupid how come she had been elected as a Mayor, then a governor, then ask to run as a candidate to one of the highest offices in the world. I would guess that the people who make statements about her intelligence are themselves a bit in the mentally challenged department. they are probably the type of person who is constantly playing with their little pink I-pods or texting their little girl friends about the cute little outfits at the mall that look like the same outfits that Paris is wearing. People that talk and demean politicans are usually deficient in thier own little worlds. So for the little people who are running down Mrs. Palin maybe you should go back to your little safe i-pod world and stay there. the big real world is to much for you

    September 20, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  10. Patriot

    National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden

    STATEMENT OF KIM GANDY
    Chair, National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC)

    September 16, 2008

    It is with great enthusiasm that I announce today, on behalf of the nation's oldest and largest women's rights organization, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) proudly endorses Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States.

    It is no coincidence that I am joined in this announcement by so many allied organizations that collectively represent a broad and diverse cross-section of U.S. women. From teachers to social workers, from business owners to college students, women in this country are lining up behind the candidate who is out there every day standing up — clearly and consistently — for women. Women of all ages, races and ethnicities are coming together in support of Sen. Obama and his pledge to fulfill this country's promise of equal opportunity for our daughters as well as all our sons.

    Although it is very unusual for us to endorse in a presidential election, this is an unprecedented candidate and an unprecedented time for our country. The NOW PAC reviewed Sen. Obama's record and public statements on issues that disproportionately affect the women of this nation, and I spoke with him at length about his commitment to women's equality. For example:

    On pay equity. Sen. Obama is a co-sponsor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation to end wage discrimination against women.

    On reproductive rights. Sen. Obama is a co-sponsor of the Prevention First Act, to strengthen access to contraception and reproductive health care, and prevent unwanted pregnancies. He strongly supports Roe v. Wade and will oppose any efforts to overturn it.

    On violence against women. Sen. Obama supports the continued reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act — of which Sen. Joe Biden is the chief sponsor — as well as the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act, which is legislation to provide legal, medical and financial support to victims of domestic violence.

    On the Supreme Court. Sen. Obama opposed the nominations of George Bush's extreme right-wing nominees to the Supreme Court, who have consistently ruled against women's rights,

    For more than a decade, Barack Obama has said "yes" to women's rights, while John McCain has consistently said "no" – NO to pay equity, NO to contraceptive access and reproductive rights, NO to appointing Supreme Court judges who will uphold women's rights and civil rights, NO to funding shelters and other anti-violence programs, and NO to supporting working moms and dads with policies that support work/life balance.

    NOW supported Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary, and now we join with her in saying "NO" — No Way, No How, No McCain! And we proudly stand arm-in-arm with her in putting our hopes and our dreams, our hard work and our hard-earned money, behind the next President of the United States — Barack Obama, and his running mate, longtime friend and ally of women, Sen. Joe Biden.

    September 20, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  11. Ed

    Rove?? Get over it you "disabled" Democrats!

    September 20, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  12. que viva Chango

    no more mcbushes no more mcpalin and no more roads to nowhere
    please
    we have had those for 8 years and look where we are

    in war
    blood for oil
    oil $5 +
    mcbush getting richer
    private markets collapsing
    the whole world think we are the enemy
    more natural disasters
    less freedoms
    more torture
    few richer people
    more poor people
    less education
    more war

    YES that is McbushPalinCheney ticke if you vote Mcpalin

    your choice

    September 20, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  13. kenneth dixon nogales AZ

    this lieing VP candident for the GOP is also as big a lier as John McCain. Palin have ing a meeting with Karai is no more then a GOP attempt to give Palin some kind of political contact. To emply she now has knowledge is a insult to all of us Americans that have at less a little sence and not what all these republicians think when all is about four more years of the Bush ideas which has not worked for eight years. The GOP's have shown they respect the Americans with no knowledge or common since. While they talk from both sides of there mouth. my fellow Americans and fellow Disabled veterans i plead and even beg you the vote no to this GOP ticket. John McCain votes in the senate is full anti Disabled Veteran. Just as much a womenizer as President Clinton was. But to ask John McCain about it the failure of his first marriage was his own falt. i would also say auldtery is also inmoral. My fellow americans and also fellow exmilitary members. While John McCain was on active duty these actions is and was grounds for and will always be court marshelled. Again if his father and grandfather were not navy admirals he would have been. Through John McCain really believes he is better then his fellow Americans.

    September 20, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  14. AlaskanWannaB

    Are Republicans looking at their 401Ks? My 401K is slowing diminishing, thanks to the financial policies of the Reagan and Bush administration. I am amazed that people are voting their emotions rather than their pocketbook. That attitude should be only be reserved for the "haves" and not the "have nots", which are 98% of us.

    September 20, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  15. AlaskanWannaB

    Palin = OJT (on the job training)

    September 20, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  16. BKoi

    The mere fact that "the powers that be ", were shocked and awed by this "sudden catastrophic event", is cause for the general public to be 'shocked, and awed'!! Who the hell is minding the store ? I have said it before !! How can ANYONE even consider voting for John McCain?? THROW THE WHOLE DIRTY ,INCOMPETENT LOT OUT ON THEIR EAR!!!! What is wrong with you people ???? How many times must you go back to the well??? The Republican well is DRY DRY DRY!! IF you want any chance at having a decent future, people, vote someone NEW in! ALL you are going to get if you put McCain in , is his same wolf pack, it's ALL OVER ! IF they had any IDEAS to FIX America, they have had EIGHT years to enact those ideas. It is pretty simple folks, look at your country , it ain't a pretty sight! With John McCain and the Bush boys in AGAIN, you can put LIPSTICK on a Pig BUT............................!

    September 20, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  17. njilefack atabong

    I think senator johnmccian will win this election this year because he has essentialexperience to be president of the u.s

    September 20, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  18. tony

    sick of Obama , how can voter put their vote for the person with buble head and disrespect man and woman who reach their life for us , and the person without knowlege to become our commander in chief ? he think he could be a leader of the free world ? Ask mr Obama is there 57 states in the US of A ? hahahaha..... please don't make me laugh to dead..... keep moving Mc Cain – Palin , you get my support

    September 20, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |

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