Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) says there's no reason Barack Obama and John McCain should be so close in the polls.
The two presumptive nominees for their parties have been in a dead heat in several recent polls. Speaking to a gathering of Wisconsin's DNC delegates Tuesday morning, Kind said Obama should have a 30 point lead, based on the policies and history of McCain.
Kind accused the Republican of pandering to the right wing of his party by flip-flopping his positions on key issues such as offshore oil drilling and Bush tax cuts. The Wisconsin Democrat also says McCain is out of touch with the majority of Americans, following recent gaffes such as when the Arizona Senator couldn't remember the number of homes he owns.
John McCain's past statements about not having much knowledge of computers, e-mail, and cell phones also drew fire from Kind. He says our economy depends on the use of those technologies, so a President should know how to use them.
Kind says the upcoming election is one about change and Wisconsin Democrats need to help Obama strengthen his lead.