FDR's Grandson Says Happy Birthday to Social Security by Knocking McCain

The AFL/CIO has a new flyer hammering John McCain on his wealth and his contempt for Social Security.

It's going out to seniors in battleground states and is part of a critical effort because as the WaPo notes, Obama has a voter age gap that could be troublesome in places like Pennsylvania. He may have the hearts of all voters ages 18-29 (63% nationwide), but with 33% of white voters over the age of 65 he's lagging behind Kerry 2004 (44%) and Gore 2000 (46%):


With polls showing Obama dominating among those under 40 and running even among middle-aged voters, Republican John McCain's lead among those 65 and older is the main reason he remains close overall. His margin is largest among older white voters without a college education, accounting for much of Obama's problem with the white working class.
(Click through to the flip side for a message from FDR's grandson)

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