Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks on his Iraq policy during a news conference in Fargo, N.D., Thursday, July 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
St. Louis (AP) Barack Obama has shared his views on the economy in a phone call to about 300 supporters in North Carolina.
The Democratic Presidential Candidate had planned to appear in person at the event in Charlotte. But his campaign plane was diverted to St. Louis because of an apparently minor mechanical problem.
Obama is trying to link Republican rival John McCain to President Bush's economic policies. He said in his telephone address, “if you are satisfied with the way things are going now, then you should vote for John McCain.”
Obama said that “people are worried, and scared of the prospects for the future.” But he said continued tough times are “not inevitable,” adding that “help is on the way.”
Obama said the country must adjust to the globalized economy, better train and educate children, make certain there's “a real energy policy” and invest in roads and bridges.