Republican presidential candidate John McCain is pounding away at
Barack Obama's tax policies in a bid to overtake the Democrat just 11
days left before the election.
An average of the latest national opinion polls by Real Clear
shows Obama ahead of McCain by more than seven points. He leads in
several important states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and
McCain campaigned in the western state of Colorado today (Friday)
where he continued to claim that Obama's tax plan would hurt
middle-class Americans and small businesses.
The Arizona senator
pointed to an interview aired on ABC television today in which Obama
said he did not regret telling a voter he would "spread the wealth."
During the interview, Obama said he wants to put an end to tax breaks
that benefit only corporations and the wealthiest.
The Illinois senator
said, instead, he wants to provide a tax cut for 95 percent of
Obama is in Hawaii today visiting his ailing grandmother, 85-year-old
In the interview, Obama said his grandmother is gravely
ill and may not make it to election day.