So Obama's more exciting, and he's more sound on the economy--even though his wife apparently thinks a $600 government rebate is chump change:The poll by The Associated Press and Yahoo News showed that 38% of Obama's supporters say the election is exciting compared with 9% of McCain's. The passion and interest shown by blocs of voters are important because they affect who will be motivated to vote.Meanwhile, McCain sought on Friday to counter the perception in polls that he is not as strong as Obama on the economy — an issue that has largely dominated the White House race as Americans grapple with soaring energy costs and recession fears.
Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan, Wednesday that if her husband is elected he will offer more than a "quick fix" on the economy.I think Michelle Obama is fighting with Phil Gramm over the coveted "Marie Antoinette 2008" title.
"You're getting $600 - what can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month," she said. "The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."