According to the L.A. Times....."For the second day, McCain's campaign padded his relatively small crowds with schoolchildren -- more than 1,000 in Hanoverton....."
Here is a similar story from the Washington Post about McCain rounding up school children for a rally in Defiance, Ohio: ....." Yesterday, the fire marshal estimated that 6,000 people had attended McCain's event in Defiance, Ohio. But then NBC News learned from a local school district official that 4,000 of those people were children bused in from area schools, including the entire 2,500-student Defiance School District......"
I sincerely hope that the people in these districts and others check to see if McCain paid for the bus gasoline.
Ohioans and their children do not deserve this kind of abuse.
The original McCain rally was scheduled to begin at 5:00pm, but because of a major fire on the west side of Columbus, McCain and the entire city were involved in a major traffic jam. The rally started later and the lead story was not McCain, but the fire.
Why is McCain wasting his time and money in Ohio? Ohio's citizens have been devastated by Bush's economic policies. McCain promises a near carbon copy of Bush's failed policies. McCain will continue to give huge tax cuts to the rich and regular citizens will get just a small pittance.
It is time for change. Vote Obama. Vote Democratic.