At a rally in Miami earlier today, John McCain continued his attacks on Barack Obama's tax policy along what's now become a familiar line, suggesting that Obama will bring socialism to the U.S. and saying that the Democratic nominee is running for "redistributionist-in-chief."
Speaking at a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Obama responded to McCain's charges with a quip of his own. Obama told the crowd:
Lately, he's called me a socialist for wanting to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans so we can finally give tax relief to the middle class. I don't know what's next. By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten.
Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.