and told a Pennsylvania audience Tuesday that “it’s wonderful to fool the pundits” and vowed to pull out an upset win over Democratic rival .
“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, 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.”