Obama Blasts “Turn the Page” Comment in Asheville

MSNBC

The Democrat hammers McCain in Asheville, North Carolina after an aide to the Arizonan said the campaign hopes to “turn the page on this financial crisis.”

“I know the policies he’s supported these past eight years and wants to continue are pretty hard to defend. I can understand why Senator McCain would want to ‘turn the page’ and ignore this economy.”

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Adds: “Senator McCain and his operatives are gambling that he can distract you with smears rather than talk to you about substance.”

Read more excerpts here, and read his complete prepared speech.

McCain team responds: “Americans need to ask themselves if they’ve ever befriended an unrepentant terrorist, or had a convicted felon help them buy their house– because those aren’t smears, those are true facts about Barack Obama.” Read full response.

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