The Obama team defends the Democrat’s call for drivers to properly inflate their tires in order to conserve gas.
Campaign e-mails reporters a favorable story from NASCAR.com and notes that the Department of Energy makes the same recommendation. Mentions that GOP Govs. Crist and Schwarzenegger have made similar calls.
Meanwhile, top McCain aide Salter, “practically giddy,” hands out tire gauges to reporters aboard McCain’s campaign plane.
And campaign topper Davis uses the spat in a fund-raising e-mail:“I’m asking for your help in putting Senator Obama’s ‘tire gauge’ energy policy to the test. With an immediate donation of $25 or more, we will send you an ‘Obama Energy Plan’ tire pressure gauge.”
Earlier: The RNC says it will deliver gauges reading “Obama’s energy plan” to Washington newsrooms.