Democrat Barack Obama responded Thursday to a series of withering attacks leveled at him by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin the night before.
Speaking from a campaign stop at a factory in York, Pa., Obama denounced the GOP vice presidential nominee's criticisms, saying, "This is what they do."
"They don't have an agenda to run on," Obama said. "They haven't offered a single concrete idea so far in two nights about how they would make the lives of middle-class Americans better. They've spent the entire two nights attacking me or extolling John McCain's biography."
He added: "You can't expect that I would be surprised about attacks by Republicans. And by the way, I've been called worse on the basketball court."
Obama declined to say what those remarks on the basketball court were, because he said they were unprintable and not appropriate for families to hear.
Obama spent the day talking to workers at the York factory about his economic platform, specifically his job creation plan — in part, as a rebuttal of Republican attacks suggesting he is merely a skilled orator, with little substance behind the rhetoric.