Obama deals gently with Palin on equal pay issue

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Barack Obama seemed eager to blunt the Republican candidate for vice president's possible appeal to undecided women at a campaign appearance in Toledo today.

Obama didn't mention Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's name, but he did allude to her, saying she seems like a very engaging person. He added that Palin is opposed -- like her Republican running mate, John McCain -- to equal pay for women for equal work.

Obama and his Democratic running mate, Joe Biden, spoke and answered questions from about 200 people at an afternoon economic forum.

The McCain campaign says that both McCain and Palin support equal pay for women, but do not believe that the 180-day limit for filing complaints should be changed.

Source: Associated Press