In Final Debate, Obama Leads on Working Family Issues
In their final debate last night, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain clashed on a variety of issues, from health care to trade to education, and left working families with no doubt that Obama is the candidate who has the record, the policy plans and the vision to turn around America.
Speaking frequently to viewers at home, Obama reiterated his strong economic message, making clear he understands strengthening the economy requires leadership to rebuild our middle class, provide jobs and invest in long-term solutions in energy, health care and education. The contrast between Obama’s focus on these critical issues and McCain’s scattered attacks was obvious. Whenever McCain tried to pull the debate away to misleading character attacks or superficial issues, Obama pulled it back to the central issues that voters care about.
There is nothing wrong with us having a vigorous debate like we’re having tonight about health care, about energy policy, about tax policy. That’s the stuff that campaigns should be made of.