In Pa., Obama Slams Palin, Praises Native Son Biden

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From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(ABINGTON, PA.) Barack Obama praised his running mate, and Pennsylvania native, Joe Biden today for performance at the debate, saying that the "Scranton boy done good."

"I was so proud of Joe," Obama said today, "America, I think, saw clearly why I felt he would be such a great vice president."

Although he doesn't often talk about Sarah Palin on the campaign trail, Obama blasted her today for suggesting at the debate that his economic policies are "job killing."

"I wonder if she turned on the news this morning?" Obama asked. Taking note of this morning's jobs report, which showed a loss of 159,000 jobs in September, Obama argued that McCain's economic policies would only perpetuate the declining economy.

"When Senator McCain and his running mate talk about job killing, that's something they know a thing or two about because the policies they're supporting are killing jobs every single day," Obama said.

He later suggested that McCain is pandering to voters by arguing for more regulation of Wall Street.

"He hasn't been getting tough on CEOs. He hasn't been getting tough on Wall Street," Obama said, "So suddenly a crisis comes and the polls change and suddenly he's out there talkin' like Jesse Jackson. Come on!"
  • Steve Chaggaris

    Steve Chaggaris is CBSNews.com's Executive Editor, Washington.

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