Democrat Barack Obama travels to the eastern state of Pennsylvania
Friday, beginning a two-month campaign for the White House as the first
African-American to lead a major party ticket.
Senator Obama and
his running mate, fellow Senator Joe Biden, will be meeting voters and
making speeches on a bus tour of key battleground states.
night, Obama appeared before nearly 80,000 cheering supporters to
accept his party's historic presidential nomination. He promised
change and drew sharp contrasts with his Republican rival, John McCain.
a speech filled with policy specifics, Obama said McCain would simply
continue what he described as the failed policies of President George
Obama vowed to end the Iraq war responsibly and finish the
fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban. He vowed to cut taxes for
working families, stop giving tax breaks for corporations that move
jobs overseas, and end U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
campaign called the speech "misleading" and "so fundamentally at odds
with the meager record" of Obama, a first-term U.S. senator.