On the Stump

In Michigan, Obama Focuses on Jobs

Jobs jobs jobs....that is the mantra for the Obama camp today. They are campaigning in Michigan where the unemployment is almost double the national average. Plus he's taking advantage of the new federal jobs report due for release today that is expected to show a continuation of the last 8 months of decline.

In Grand Rapids, Obama hammered away at McCain for once upon a time saying that the "fundamentals of the economy are strong." But he wasn't getting too cocky. At one point Obama started to say, "If I'm president," and some people in the crowd started to shout "When! When!"

His reply? "I'm superstitious, folks."

Kerry won the state in 2004 but Grand Rapids is Republican territory. And McCain has been targeting the state.

Also of note, Obama spent the morning doing radio interviews:

09am — 9:19 am
Mike & Mike in the Morning — ESPN radio
LIVE radio interview by phone

11:46am — 11:54 am
The Mo'Nique Show
Radio One
TAPED radio interview by phone

11:56am — 12:00 pm
Big Man Konata
WCKX — Columbus, OH
TAPED radio interview by phone

12:02pm — 12:07 pm
LIVE radio interview by phone

The press pool is not invited to watch the debate with Obama who will watch in his hotel room, in contrast with the massive watch party and rally the McCain folks are having.



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