WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S presidential candidates pushed across the Midwest Thursday attacking each other over their votes, positions and policies.
Democratic candidate Barack Obama visited Dayton, Ohio, the city where Republican candidate John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. McCain stumped in Mosinee, Wis.
McCain and Obama both stepped their criticisms of each other, with McCain and his surrogates attacking Obama's judgment and readiness to lead, The Washington Post reported.
McCain's wife, Cindy, accused the Illinois senator of voting against funding U.S. troops in Iraq, which at one time included the McCains' son.
"The day that Senator Obama decided to cast a vote to not fund my son when he was serving sent a cold chill through my body," Cindy McCain told supporters in Bethlehem, Pa., Wednesday.
The Obama campaign said McCain distorted his vote, which was an attempt to force President George Bush to present a troop withdrawal schedule.
Obama criticized McCain for his tax and healthcare plans Wednesday in Indianapolis before returning to the economy.
"What this crisis has taught us is that at the end of the day, there is no real separation between Main Street and Wall Street," he said. "There is only the road we're traveling on as Americans -- and we will rise or fall on that journey as one nation and one people."