October 13th, 2008
10:21 AM ET
6 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Biden in New Hampshire

Watch the event on CNN.com/live.
Watch the event on CNN.com/live.

(CNN) - Joe Biden held a campaign event in New Hampshire earlier Monday.

October 13th, 2008
08:17 AM ET
6 years ago

New McCain stump: 'We've got them just where we want them'

McCain is unveiling a new stump speech today.
McCain is unveiling a new stump speech today.

(CNN) – With Election Day just three weeks away, John McCain will unveil a new stump speech Monday that will signal his campaign's closing push. McCain's remarks will speak to the need for Americans to evaluate and consider the new direction this country must take, and which candidate has the proven record, experience and readiness to deliver against growing challenges.

An excerpt from his prepared remarks below:

"Let me give you the state of the race today. We have 22 days to go. We’re 6 points down. The national media has written us off. Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them.

"What America needs in this hour is a fighter; someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people. I come from a long line of McCains who believed that to love America is to fight for her. I have fought for you most of my life. There are other ways to love this country, but I’ve never been the kind to do it from the sidelines."


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October 13th, 2008
08:13 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama to lay out economic rescue plan

Sen Barack Obama will unveil a new economic plan today.
Sen Barack Obama will unveil a new economic plan today.

(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign says their candidate will deliver a major policy address today in which he'll lay out his economic rescue plan for the middle class.The campaign says the Democratic presidential nominee will outline his proposals as he speaks at a rally in Toledo, Ohio. Obama is expected to speak sometime after 1:30pm ET, and CNN will have live coverage of the event.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
October 13th, 2008
08:12 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain aide: 'Turnaround' starts today

Sen. John McCain is expected to deliver a speech on the state of the election and the economy, an aide says.
Sen. John McCain is expected to deliver a speech on the state of the election and the economy, an aide says.

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain on Monday is delivering a new speech that a senior aide says he thinks "will begin a turnaround for the campaign" as Election Day approaches.

"Sen. McCain will offer a frank assessment of the state of the election and the state of affairs for our country.

"The theme is the new direction that Sen. McCain will take the country through his specific plans for creating jobs, helping those nearing retirement, keeping people in their homes and curbing spending," the aide said.

McCain's speech comes the same day that Democratic candidate Barack Obama is laying out his economic rescue plan for the middle class.

The Republican presidential candidate will "speak directly to people's fears and worries about the state of our economy and the other challenges we face," the aide said.

McCain will also lay out what he sees as the differences between himself and Obama on experience, judgment and courage in the face of a national crisis, according to the aide.

McCain surrogate Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the Republican nominee would unveil new proposals to "jump-start the nation's economy" over the final weeks of the presidential campaign, but the aide said there would be no new proposals on Monday.

McCain has events scheduled in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Wilmington, North Carolina, on Monday.

There are just 22 days left until the election, and according to CNN's most recent poll of polls, Obama leads McCain by 8 percentage points, 49 to 41 percent.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
October 13th, 2008
05:18 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain says he'll 'whip' Obama's 'you-know-what' at debate

McCain predicted a win at Wednesday’s debate.
McCain predicted a win at Wednesday’s debate.

(CNN) - John McCain predicted Sunday he would beat Barack Obama at the final presidential debate this week.

"After I whip his you-know-what in this debate, we're going to be going out 24/7," the Republican nominee told volunteers at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, sparking laughter and applause from the group. McCain immediately added: "I want to emphasize again, I respect Senator Obama. We will conduct a respectful race, and we will make sure that everybody else does, too."

Outside the doors of his campaign offices, McCain is fighting to hold on to the traditionally-red state. McCain talked Sunday about the tough fight for Virginia, where Obama currently leads by four points, 49 to 45, in the state's most recent CNN poll of polls. He also pointed to battlegrounds states like Ohio - which Sarah Palin visited Sunday - and Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
"And I'm telling you, we're coming on and we're going to work 24/7 for the next - who's counting - 22 days," he said.

McCain acknowledged the dip in his poll numbers since the financial crisis began, but said overall trends were in his favor. "...I'd like to give you a little straight talk, we're a couple points down, ok,
nationally, but we're right in this game," he said. "The economy has hurt us a little bit in the last week or two, but in the last few days we've seen it come back up because they want experience, and they want knowledge and they want vision. And we'll give that to America, and I know that we're going to win this race."


Filed under: John McCain
October 13th, 2008
05:09 AM ET
6 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday Oct. 13th , 2008

 

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CNN: McCain says he'll 'whip' Obama's 'you-know-what' at debate
John McCain predicted Sunday he would beat Barack Obama at the final presidential debate this week."After I whip his you-know-what in this debate, we're going to be going out 24/7," the Republican nominee told volunteers at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, sparking laughter and applause from the group.

Washington Post: On the Bus, But With No Reason to Go?
The reporters waded gingerly into two-inch-deep mud and settled behind scratched wooden tables as Barack Obama was being introduced to more than 10,000 screaming fans at the state fairgrounds here.

Washington Post: Stuck In the Muck
You want to talk dirty politics? Oh, we'll talk dirty. We'll talk about . . . 1800!
Thomas Jefferson was attacked by ministers who accused him of being an "infidel" and an "unbeliever." A Federalist cartoon depicted him as a drunken anarchist, and the president of Yale warned that if Jefferson came to power, "we may see our wives and daughters the victims of legal prostitution."

USATODAY: McCain plans to stress tax cuts to help economy
As the presidential campaign heads into its final three weeks, Republican John McCain plans to stress anew tax cuts as a way to fight the sluggish economy that has threatened global credit markets and hampered his candidacy.

NYT: Obama Knocks on Doors in Ohio
For months, supporters of Senator Barack Obama have been knocking on doors across the country to rally enthusiasm for his candidacy. On Sunday, he joined them at a few doorsteps.

CNN Radio: Virginia is in play as candidates go full bore through the weekend
It's been 44 years since Virgnia went for a Democrat for president, John McCain predicts strong victory in the next debate, and Biden is back in Scranton. Bob Costantini has the news from the trail in today’s CNN Radio Political Ticker.

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Filed under: Political Hot Topics
October 13th, 2008
04:59 AM ET
6 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Monday Oct. 13th, 2008

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* Sen. John McCain campaigns in Wilmington, NC

* Gov. Sarah Palin campaigns in Richmond, VA

* Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in Toledo, OH

* Sen. Joe Biden campaigns in Manchester, NH


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