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

Obama to lay out economic rescue plan

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/10/10/campaign.wrap/art.obama.ohio.ap.jpg caption="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.

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soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. Reagan/Nixon '08

    When are Americans going to realize it is not the president who is at fault, but the house and senate? You can't have a war without funding (with HAS to come from the house and senate), regulation for business and banking comes from... wait for it... the house and senate, and taxes and their relief comes from the house and senate. The bailout bill comes from... the house and senate. What we, as Americans, need is a change in the house and senate. If you are MAD about how this country is (seemingly, as the media would have us believe) falling apart, don't blame the president. Blame your representatives in the house and senate (which is both controlled by the democrats) and yourselves for not taking your representatives to task for the horrible job they are doing for you. I suggest in having the government fear the people and not the other way around! This November, check the opposite of incumbent on that ballot. Tell Washington we are through with the lies and the lack of leadership and petty partisan bickering. And write someone in for president…

    October 13, 2008 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  2. Tony

    Any plan is better than the McCain plan!

    October 13, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  3. John in Gig Harbor

    This will put him over the top! He is smart and ready. He knows what America needs.

    October 13, 2008 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  4. Angie

    very, very good!! I like that!! Keep it real, Obama. Leave McCain and Palin to continue their LUDICROUS attacks!!!!!! They JUST DONT GET IT, and I think they probably NEVER will!!

    Obama-Biden 08/12

    October 13, 2008 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  5. Lorna, NY

    McCain will roll out his economic plan soon after. He is a follower, not a leader.

    October 13, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  6. We are ALL "That One"

    Go Barack! You continue to impress with your poise and leadership abilities.

    God bless us all.

    Obama-Biden 08

    October 13, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  7. lovable liberal

    McCain is trying out a new tag line, and Obama is talking about how to make the economy work for the country. Who's Presidential? Who do we need? You pick.

    October 13, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  8. Ty

    Serious Leadership. He is actually going to show people the way in which he wants to lead this country. Go get them Obama... Keep showing Great Leadership.....

    October 13, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  9. was4hillarynow4that1

    I can't wait to hear what Obama has to say. It'll be interesting to see how much of Obama's plan McCain tries to hijack for his own.

    October 13, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  10. Sarah

    Obama is focusing on the American people just like a President should. McCain, as always, is all about himself.

    October 13, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  11. Danny G. Boca Raton, FL

    I watched Sen. Clinton last night talking about this campaign and I must say she is the most gracious politician I have seen in a long time. Sen. Obama has surronded himself with a venry impressive group of people; this is what the American people want to see. Pres. Bush finally met with world leaders to talk seriously about this global mess and that is encouraging; we need real leadership and Sen. McCain still does not get it. 22 days and counting; we all must do what we can to see that Sen. obama becomes our next president.

    October 13, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  12. starr

    McCain, clean up your act.!!!! people are tired of all the negatism
    and mud slinging...

    October 13, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  13. DebM, Allentown, PA

    This man has done amazing things already. We need to give him a chance to rebuild this country. We know that McCain will be more of the same, and Palin will be the ruination of this country. She's as dumb as a doorpost and as evil and manipulative a person as I've ever seen, while cloaking herself in her supposed Christianity. I'm guessing that God looks at her and says to himself/herself, "wow, is she giving ME a bad name!".

    No Way, No How, No Hate, No McCain/Palin

    October 13, 2008 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  14. November 5

    Once you are elected President, you might want to ask Senator McCain to lead a commission to capture bin Laden. Evidently he knows how to capture him but has been keeping it to himself.

    October 13, 2008 08:27 am at 8:27 am |

    ***side note*** b/c there is not a posting available for the Bidens & those loser Clintons.

    Okay, can the Obama campaign please allow Bill Clinton to sit this one out....he is ruining this election. Why in the hell is Bill wearing a RED tie when everyone else has on the Democratic Blue w/black.

    The speech didn't not include support of Obama. When this election is over I pray...yes I said I pray, that the democratrics turn on Bill Clinton for his behavior during this election.

    Now back to Obama....I can't wait to hear another awesome well written, well organized speech. I pray the Obama/Biden ticket wins come 11/4/08.

    Beside being historical...Sen. Obama is qualifed

    October 13, 2008 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  16. Maddie, Hartford, Ct.

    A plan....how refreshing! Even if the plan needs some revisions, at least it's a plan. McCain, other than fighting, doesn't seem to have a plan.

    October 13, 2008 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  17. JFK

    Once again, proof that leadership skills do far more than just experience. Obama has the skills and experience to lead unlike Palin and Bush who had experience but not leadership skills. And with McCain erratic on his behavior, the choice seems clear for November.

    October 13, 2008 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  18. chad

    That's cool
    obama 08

    October 13, 2008 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  19. DEBBY, NJ

    You Go OBAMA
    Again, the only candidate that will talk about the issues

    October 13, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  20. Rodger

    Don't let up! The McCain campaign will continue their smears and lies, stay on point with the economy. Dispute his smears and lies with facts, but don't walk down the same sleezy path the McCain campaign has, you're much better than that!!!

    October 13, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  21. Spencer/Commonwealth of Virginia

    This is what I like to see in a presidential nominee. Sen. Obama gives us resolutions, and McSame gives us a revised George Bush policy.


    October 13, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  22. Chuck


    October 13, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  23. Coop182

    This is where things get really tight, America.

    Obama's up nicely in the polls, but the only one that matters starts the evening of November 4th.

    Make sure to vote – it's never been more critical. And invite your lazy friends to come with you. You know the ones – they're all fired up until election day, and then it's one excuse after the other why they couldn't get to the polling place. Don't let that happen. It's time for every voice to be heard.

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  24. bill for barack

    McCain would announce his too – if he had one.
    Instead he'll wait tosee what Obama says and then claim it as his own.

    October 13, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  25. Tired of W, OH

    I wish I could have been there. Those tickets went FAST! I can guarantee that Toledo will not go to McCain. You can see it in people's enthusiasm here. For every McCain/Palin yard sign you see, you see 5 Obama/Biden signs. The same is true for bumper stickers. Most houses that I remember from 2004 that had Bush yard signs have refused to put up a McCain sign. Go check out fivethirtyeight.com and see just how much of a landslide this is going to be.

    October 13, 2008 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
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