COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe
Biden says that only Republican John McCain would think that
Missouri is enjoying good economic times.
During town-hall forums in Columbia and St. Louis County today,
Biden said he could walk all the way to Springfield and not find
anyone who thought the economy was healthy unless he ran into
Biden said he and Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama
understand that there's great anxiety about the U.S. economy, ``but
unfortunately, John McCain doesn't understand.''
A swing state in the presidential election, Missouri is
suffering through its highest unemployment rate in 17 years, 6.4
percent in July.