While the line grew in anticipation of Senator McCain's speech, Obama supporters gathered just a few blocks away. Nearly one hundred people turned out for a rally on the Wilmington waterfront, including Senator Tony Rand. Speakers criticized McCain's economic policies while poking fun at his relationship with President Bush. Senator Rand said Senator McCain has focused economic relief efforts in the wrong areas. “Senator McCain has said that we should buy the mortgages from the banks. Well, I think we better do more to help the people who are in danger of losing their homes.” Rand said we need more college graduates to go into the social service field, like Senator Obama did. He said Obama hopes to lower education costs so graduates are not forced to take higher paying jobs just to pay off their loans. After the rally, Obama supporters knocked on doors to promote the campaign.
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