McCain hits Obama for varying World Series support

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- John McCain says his opponent's sports loyalties are like his politics.

A day before the start of the World Series, McCain talked about how Barack Obama seems to root for the Phillies when he's in Philadelphia, but yesterday in the Tampa area, he was showing "love" for the Rays.

McCain says that's like the way Obama campaigns for tax cuts, but then votes for tax increases.

McCain also accused Obama of backing the middle class, then criticizing "Joe the Plumber." Obama has in fact criticized McCain for suggesting that the Ohio plumber who wants to purchase the plumbing business where he works is in the same economic shape as most working class voters.

The Republican senator spoke today to several hundred people at an event just north of Philadelphia. The hometown Philadelphia Phillies take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, starting tomorrow.

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

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