Obama casts McCain as rich, out of touch

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Richmond, Va. (AP) Barack Obama is trying to fight the perception that his presidential run has stalled. He's doing it by depicting John McCain as rich and out of touch.

During a campaign stop today, Obama jabbed McCain for telling the Politico web site he wasn't sure how many homes he owns.

Two national polls released today suggest McCain has drawn almost even with Obama in the last few weeks. The republican's campaign has been boosted by an aggressive new tone and a series of negative campaign commercials.

Both an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll and a CBS News/New York Times survey have Obama leading McCain by just three percentage points, 45 to 42 percent.

Obama was introduced at a Virginia town hall meeting today by the state's governor, Tim Kaine, who's widely believed to be on the short list of possible Democratic vice presidential candidates.

The two men met privately before the campaign appearance. Kaine has batted away questions about his prospects.

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