Obama criticizes McCain's corporate tax breaks during speech in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Before heading to Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother, Barack Obama has been campaigning in Indiana and attacking John McCain's approach to taxes.

Speaking before a crowd of some 35,000 people in downtown Indianapolis, Obama again sought to turn traditionally red-state Indiana to blue, telling the throng that McCain's approach to taxes puts "corporations ahead of workers."

Obama noted that many in the crowd held blue-collar and manufacturing jobs that are disappearing. He drew a rousing response by declaring "that's whose president I want to be."

Obama is planning to spend tonight and much of tomorrow with his grandmother in Hawaii, before resuming his campaign in Nevada on Saturday.

Obama tells CBS that he wasn't with his mother when she died of ovarian cancer and doesn't want to make the same mistake with his grandmother. As he put it, "my grandmother's the last one left."

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

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