(ELKO, NEV.) - Barack Obama continued to pounce on John McCain's response to the latest slew of bad economic news, accusing him of being too cozy with Washington lobbyists to offer a genuine solution.
At a small campaign event today, Obama quoted McCain saying that he will take on "the old boys network in Washington" if he is elected.
"I'm not making this up," Obama said. "This is somebody who's been in Congress for 26 years, who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign and now he tells us that he's the one who's gonna take on the old boys network?"
"In the McCain campaign that's called a staff meeting. C'mon!," he added as the crowd laughed.
Obama also blasted McCain's recommendation for the creation of a 9/11 style commission to investigate the financial crisis.
"That's Washington-speak for 'we'll get back to you later'," Obama said. "We don't need a commission to tell us how we got into this mess, we need a President who will lead us out of this mess."
He then joked, "At this rate, by the end of the week John McCain and Phil Gramm, they're gonna be talking about how they're gonna grab those seven lobbyists, they're gonna plan to storm the Treasury Department with torches and pitchforks. Come on."