Carole King on Campaign Trail Through November 2, 2004

Final Weeks of Campaign Finds King in Battleground States

COLUMBUS, OH - In the countdown to election day, Carole King continued to criss-cross the U.S. in support of Kerry/Edwards, with the firm belief that America needs new leadership. According to Time Magazine, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware and Florida are the states which could ultimately decide this year¹s Presidential race.

"At least four senators from George W. Bush's own party have been openly critical of his policies," King pointed out. "This president has lost more jobs than he's created; he¹s failed to sufficiently fund No Child Left Behind; he's failed every one of the 45 million Americans without health care; he's failed to keep Medicare costs down; he's failed to protect Social Security, he¹s failed to protect the environment; and he¹s failed to win the trust of the greater international community, whose alliance we must have to win the 'war on terror'.

"George W. Bush has failed us on every level," King continued. "He is a master at delivering rhetoric (who wouldn't applaud for 'freedom' and 'liberty'?) but his actions belie his words. When people say, 'Don't change horses in the middle of a stream," I respond, "You do if the horse has no legs."

"To be fair," King added, "the President has succeeded in one thing Halliburton's bottom line."

"Whatever your party, if the current situation isn't working for you, vote for change. If you want America to be stronger at home and more respected in the world, please join me in voting for John Kerry and John Edwards."