The Battle Is Joined

So Barack Obama's big theme next week will also be the economy. On Monday, in North Carolina, he'll host a discussion about economic security. On Tuesday, he'll host an economic town hall meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. He'll wrap the week with events in Virginia and Ohio.

Here's what the campaign says:

At each stop, Senator Obama will continue talking to Americans about how the economy affects their everyday lives. At the events, he'll discuss with Americans the challenges we face and his plans to turn the economy around. The choice in this election is a choice between more of the same policies that have widened inequality, added to our debt, and shaken the foundation of our economy, or change that will reward hard work with a decent living; that will invest in the ingenuity and innovation of our people; that will fuel a bottom-up prosperity to keep America strong and competitive in the 21st century.