July 4th, 2008
04:30 PM ET
12 years ago

The week ahead: It's the economy

(CNN) - Barack Obama plans to spend the week ahead focused on the nation's economic woes while making stops in several states President Bush carried in 2004.

The Illinois senator begins the week in North Carolina, a state Bush won by 12 points four years ago but one the Illinois senator is hoping to make completive. Obama will also make stops in Georgia, Ohio, and Virginia next week as part of the campaign’s effort to expand the party's electoral battleground beyond the traditionally blue states.

At each stop he'll discuss his plans to strengthen the economy, the campaign announced.

On Thursday, John McCain's campaign announced the Arizona senator will also focus on the economy next week as he travels to several battleground states, including Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. California Gold

    Another week of Senator McCain demonstrating what he doesn't know. Another week of Senator McCain unable to make points on his own so he then turns to bad mouthing Senator Obama, who deftly handles McCain's mini-meltdowns and shows he is a man who can lead, identify problems and present solutions, develop positive rapport with voters, develop more creditibility and trust, and rise above the meaningless minutia of nasty politics.

    July 4, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  2. Independant Thinker


    "Farrell, Houston, Tx July 4th, 2008 5:12 pm ET

    Economics is a subject one must know in this failing economic crisis.
    Strengthening the economy = A+ for Obama
    Strengthening the economy = F- for McCain"
    How can you give Obama an A+ for strengthing the economy???

    His proposed tax rate increases for corporations and increases to the capital gains tax are going the REALLY send the economy of our into a REAL recession.

    July 4, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  3. Ron- democrat turned independent via HILLARY then obama

    maybe someone should ask sen. obama to find out where all those billions of dollars the big corp.. invested to make their 10% billion dollars profits go i quess all the jobs that created doesn't enter his equations or all the taxes those jobs generated. if he's concerned about big profits why is he giving large amounts of money to students instead of having for profit universities lower their tuition's. did he ever check the enormous amount of profit they make. the reason he is forever flip flopping is that he doesn't understand business, just doesnt see the consequences of his proposal and when they are pointed out to him he as to back track. like reopening NAFTA the Canadians would be ecstatic they were outmaneuvered into having to supply us with 60% percent of all the oil and natural gas they produce regardless of their needs. they'd love to renegotiate. when that was pointed out he had to backtrack. so it really doesn't matter what he says he'll just flip flop so just ignore the first few versions

    July 4, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
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