Barack Obama and John McCain dueled at Memorial Day rallies in New Mexico today, Bloomberg reports. Obama restated his support for a new veterans bill, while McCain said an alternate plan would better reward those who reenlist. "Our bill has a sliding scale," he said, that "increases benefits according to the veteran's length of service."
But Obama did not "understand why John McCain would side with George Bush and oppose our plan to make college more affordable for our veterans." The bill, which offers college scholarships for 3-year veterans, has passed the Senate by a 75-22 margin, and will likely reach the House after its week-long Memorial Day holiday.