[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/07/art.cnnlive.cnn.jpg caption="Palin stumped in Florida earlier Tuesday."](CNN) - Sarah Palin held a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida earlier Tuesday.
"John McCain is the only man in this race who will solve our economic crisis, not exploit it. As a senator, he's seen the corrupt ways of Washington, the wasteful spending and other abuses of power, and as president he's going to end them," she said.
Read excerpts of Palin's remarks
Sarah Palin on John McCain & The Economy
John offers us an optimistic vision for overcoming hard times. He's offering us real and pragmatic solutions for moving forward.
On the other hand, for a campaign that says it's all about the future, our opponents sure do talk a lot about the past. They look to the past, because that's where you find blame. We look to the future, because that's where you find solutions.
John McCain is the only man in this race who will solve our economic crisis, not exploit it. As a senator, he's seen the corrupt ways of Washington, the wasteful spending and other abuses of power, and as president he's going to end them.
John and I will push for - and sign into law - reforms that bring tax relief to the middle class and help to businesses so they can create jobs.
We will get the rising cost of food and gas under control. We will help families keep their homes, and help students struggling to pay for college. We will complete the work of education reform, to give every child in America a chance. We will make health care more accessible and affordable.
John McCain will impose a spending freeze in government to cover all but the most vital functions. We will review every agency of the federal government, improve those that need to be improved and eliminate those that aren't working for the American people. We will confront the ten trillion-dollar debt that the federal government has run up, and balance the federal budget.
Put it all together, and John McCain's the only man in this race with a plan that will actually help working families … and cut our taxes … and get our economy back on track.
Sarah Palin on Barack Obama's Judgment
One of Barack Obama's earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers. And according to The New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, “launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.”
Now, our opponent's campaign is claiming for the first time that Barack Obama “wasn't aware of Ayers's radical background.” Barack recently remembered him as just a 'guy in my neighborhood.'
Wait a minute. He didn't know that he had launched his political career in the living room of a domestic terrorist?
What next? Claiming he didn't know that two of his biggest supporters were running Fannie Mae, the subprime mortgage giant that has done such harm to America's economy? Maybe he thought they were just “guys in his Washington neighborhood?”
And since he got called out on his plans to meet unconditionally with terror-state leaders like Iran's Ahmadinejad, will he claim that he “wasn't aware of his radical background”?
Will he now claim his ticket doesn't define higher taxes as “patriotic?” Will he claim he's just learned that tax increases on small business kill jobs?
Ladies and gentlemen, this election is about the truthfulness and judgment needed in our next president. John McCain has it, Barack Obama doesn't.
Sarah Palin on Tonight's Town Hall
Tonight, the nation gets another look at the contrast. Tonight, it's Town Hall time, live from Nashville. We'll see the difference between a politician who puts his faith in government ... and a leader who puts his faith in you.
The difference between inspiring words ... and inspiring deeds. The difference between a politician who observes and analyzes us, and a leader who knows and understands us.
In short, the difference between a guy who makes big promises, and a guy who gets things done … between a fine talker and a great man.