Obama asks "Are you better off than you were four weeks ago?"

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Barack Obama is updating a line Ronald Reagan made famous, to focus voters on a key issue of this election.

At a campaign appearance in Tampa, Florida, today he told the crowd the question these days isn't "Are you better off than you were four years ago?," but "Are you better off than you were four weeks ago?"'

With about two weeks of campaigning left until election day, Obama is spending two full days in Florida -- a state that twice voted for George Bush. The trip coincides with the beginning of early voting in the state today.

Obama also touted his plans for a 90-day moratorium on home foreclosures and for giving bankruptcy judges authority to reduce the interest rates or amount owed on a mortgage for a primary home.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is also in the state. At a separate event in Fort Lauderdale, she warned Obama supporters, "don't take anything for granted." She's scheduled to join Obama at a rally in Orlando this evening.

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


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