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The night before, Mr. Clinton gave a nearly identical argument he’s been making on the trail for Mr. Obama for weeks, but also defended the nominee’s economic plans against Republican “socialism” attacks.
“America works from the ground up not from the top down,” the former president said. “They talk about redistributing the wealth; they presided over the greatest redistribution of wealth upward since the 1920s and we all know how that ended.”
Mr. Obama, in turn, offered effusive praise for the man who once suggested nominating him was a “roll of the dice.”
“In case all of you forgot, this is what it’s like to have a great president,” he told the crowd, adding that he wished the “last eight years” would have looked more “like the Clinton years when he was in the White House.”
In Virginia for the evening rally Thursday, Sen. Jim Webb mocked the McCain camp’s claim that Tuesday could be an upset.
“The only way that’s going to happen” is if people don’t turn out. He urged voters here to stand up and be counted, noting that he waited 2 1/2 hours to vote early over the weekend.
Nielsen reported that 33.6 million viewers had watched the previous night’s Obama infomercial, which cost the campaign upwards of $3 million. The full 30-minute special has received more than 930,000 hits on YouTube, where clicks only register with the site if it’s watched all the way through.
On the eve of Tuesday’s presidential election, Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama have agreed to one-on-one interviews with ESPN’s Chris Berman via satellite from the campaign trail during halftime of Monday night’s Redskins-Steelers game.
• David Elfin contributed to this report.
About the Author
Christina Bellantoni is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times in Washington, D.C., a post she took after covering the 2008 Democratic presidential campaigns. She has been with The Times since 2003, covering state and Congressional politics before moving to national political beat for the 2008 campaign. Bellantoni, a San Jose native, graduated from UC Berkeley with ...
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