Obama Sways Ohio Swing Votes, Door by Door

Impromptu canvassing before debate prep wins over neighbors
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 13, 2008 2:39 AM CDT
Barack Obama shakes hands as he campaigns in Holland, Ohio, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama made an unannounced tour through an Ohio neighborhood yesterday, knocking on doors and talking to voters in the crucial swing state, reports the Toledo Blade. Surprised residents took the opportunity to talk policy and snap photos with the candidate, and several undecided voters said they were won over by Obama’s optimism and concern for the middle class.

"He sounds really positive, like he's going to help us," said one resident. "You've got to believe in somebody." Obama talked about sports, taxes, the bailout bill, the price of milk, and job creation with the Toledo neighbors. The Democratic presidential nominee is in Ohio until Wednesday, preparing for his final debate against John McCain.