Sen. Obama holds Town Hall in Wayne

June 14, 2008 4:51:53 PM PDT
The presidential campaign came to Delaware County this Saturday. Likely Democratic nominee Barack Obama held a Town Hall meeting in Radnor. The Illinois Senator paid a visit to an area that will be critical in who takes Pennsylvania in the fall. The town hall style gathering, held at Radnor Middle School was largely a question and answer forum.

Obama, and the questions for him, focused largely on the economy and the high cost of gas. He blasted the presumptive Republican nominee John McCain for proposing summer gas tax holiday, saying, "(McCain) isn't offering any ideas for helping Americans pay high gas prices. What he has proposed is a gimmick... a gas tax holiday that is nothing more than a Washington stunt."

Obama again tried to link McCain to President George Bush, saying that McCain would continue Bush's tax policies which would hurt middle class Americans. Obama also slammed McCain for opposing legislation that would provide college scholarships to people who have served in the U.S. military. McCain has said it would discourage soldiers from reenlisting.

Sen. Obama told those in attendance, "Think about this argument, the argument is in order to keep people in the military we want to give them bad benefits when they get out."

Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will probably be spending a lot of time in the suburbs. They will be key areas in the fall campaign.