Obama says McCain 'passing the buck' on economy

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- Democratic candidate Barack Obama says he will take regulatory oversight seriously as president and accuses his Republican opponent, John McCain, of wanting to "pass the buck."

McCain proposed Tuesday to create a commission to study how the economic crisis came about. McCain compared it to the Sept. 11 commission established to investigate the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Campaigning Tuesday in Golden, Colorado, Obama said McCain was passing the buck instead of offering concrete plans to deal with the nation's economic crisis.

"This isn't 9/11," Obama said. "We know how we got into this mess. What we need now is leadership that gets us out. I'll provide it. John McCain won't."

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


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