McCain says pundits being fooled, promises victory

Republican John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin told a Pennsylvania audience Tuesday that “it’s wonderful to fool the pundits” and vowed to pull out an upset win over Democratic rival Barack Obama.

“I’m not afraid of the fight, I’m ready for it,” said McCain, continuing his sharp assault on Obama in a noisy rally opening his campaign day.

By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer

Palin defended the campaign’s harsh attacks on Obama.

“Our opponent is not being candid with you about his tax plans,” said Palin. “It is not mean-spirited, and it is not negative campaigning to call out someone on their record.”

The rally was interrupted briefly by Obama backers waving signs, a move Palin dismissed.

“When we get a protest like that I’m always tempted to tell security, `let them stay, maybe they’ll learn a thing or two,'” said Palin.

The campaign day was complicated by wintry weather, which forced the cancellation of an outdoor event in Quakertown. McCain was heading to North Carolina and Florida before the day was over. Palin was heading on her own to other events in Pennsylvania after the rally in Hershey.

Sagging in polls nationally and in battleground states, McCain worked to light a fire under his supporters.

“Nothing is inevitable, we never give up,” said McCain. “Let’s go win this election and get this country moving again.”

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2 Responses to “McCain says pundits being fooled, promises victory”

  1. Political Republican Opinion Says:

    I think the McCain camp started talking about the only issue that really matter – the economy – far too late.

    Unfortunately, the small gains he is making are unlikely to be enough to overtake the huge lead he gave Obama. Obama and a Democrat run super majority are a clear likelihood.

    God help this country if I’m right!

  2. averagetodd Says:

    He promises victory? I guess when you are in the bubble, surrounded only by supporters, and you really, really want something, then it is easy to convince yourself of an alternate reality.

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