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McCain Says Obama Will Put Country "At Risk" Economically

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From CBS News' John Bentley:

(GREEN BAY, WISC.) – After an earlier rally today that was heavy on policy prescriptions for the country's economic ills, tonight's event was a full-throated attack on the policies of Barack Obama.

"A vote for Sen. Obama will leave this country at risk during one of the most severe challenges to America's economy since the Great Depression, and that's straight talk my friends," McCain told a crowd of over 10,000 here tonight. "A vote for me will guarantee that the forces that have brought down our economy will be out of business."

Earlier tonight, it was Obama who sought to cast McCain as the risky choice to lead America's economy. "On Monday, he said the economy was fundamentally sound, and he was fundamentally wrong," Obama said. "We can't change direction with a new driver who wants to follow the same old map. And that's what this election is all about."

McCain, though, accused Obama of being beholden to his party's wishes. "When it comes time to reach across the aisle, work with members of both parties, to get things done for the American people, my opponent can't name a single occasion in which he went against his party's leadership to get something done for this country," he said. "That's how we see this election, country first or Obama first."