EARLY WORD: The Man Comes Around


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

FRIDAY: Barack Obama Returns to Montgomery County
Sen. Obama to speak at Abington High School

PHILADELPHIA – Sen. Barack Obama will visit the Philadelphia suburbs Friday for a community gathering in Abington. The trip comes one day after the Vice Presidential debate and just four days before Pennsylvania’s voter registration deadline. Senator Obama will outline his plans to stand up for middle-class families and make Washington and Wall Street work for Main Street again. This event is free and open to the public.  Tickets are not required but online RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVP please visit pa.barackobama.com. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.

WHEN: 9 a.m., Friday
WHERE: Abington High School
900 Highland Avenue

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NEW YORK TIMES: With the first presidential debate completed and both candidates grappling with the turmoil in Washington and Wall Street, Senator Barack Obama is showing signs of gaining significant support among voters with less than five weeks left until Election Day, while Senator John McCain’s image has been damaged by his response to the financial crisis. The CBS News poll showed that Mr. Obama had a nine-percentage-point lead over Mr. McCain — 49 percent to 40 percent.

The contest between Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama is far from over. It is being fought against the continued mccain_nope.jpguncertainty over the turmoil on Wall Street and in the bailout negotiations in Washington. There are three potential turning points ahead — a vice-presidential debate on Thursday night and two more debates between Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama — and this election has regularly been shaken up by outside events that have tested both candidates and altered voters’ views. Still, the trends signaled by this new wave of polls — coming at what both sides view as a critical moment in the contest — suggest that the contours of this race are taking form, and in a way that is not encouraging for Mr. McCain’s prospects.

The election cycle is entering a time when voters historically begin to make final judgments; this year, in fact, many of them are actually beginning early voting in states. What is more, the poll suggests voters have been guided by how Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama did in their debate last Friday, and also how they have responded to the crisis on Wall Street and the resulting deadlock in Washington about how to respond to it. MORE

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