Obama: McCain focused on biography over economy

DURYEA, Pa. (AP) -- Barack Obama says John McCain's speech last night capped an out-of-touch GOP convention that focused on McCain's biography instead of the struggles facing middle class voters.

On the campaign trail in Pennsylvania, Obama pointed out that the nation's unemployment rate has hit a five-year high at 6.1 percent. The figure comes from a job report released today that the Democrat jumped on as a way to tie McCain's policies with President Bush's handling of the economy.

Obama has also mocked comments from McCain's campaign manager that the election would be decided more by voters views about the candidates than by the issues. The Illinois senator joked that he has a "pretty good personality," but it's not why he's running for the White House.

The Illinois senator is wrapping up two days of campaigning in Pennsylvania.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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