Obama Agrees To Three Debates With McCain

Barack Obama is trying to turn voters' attention to the economy as he campaigned in Florida Saturday. The Illinois Senator held a town hall in Titusville and also spoke at the annual conference of the National Urban League in Orlando.

"You know that you can't take that seat at the front of the bus if you can't afford the bus fare," said Sen. Barack Obama, (D) Illinois - Democratic Presidential Candidate.

Obama made his remarks following a week in which race became a central issue. During a press briefing Saturday morning, Obama addressed the minor controversy that developed after John McCain said the Democratic candidate played the race card. Earlier in the week, Obama warned the Arizona Senator was trying to scare voters because Obama doesn't look like any past president.

"In no way do I think that John McCain's campaign was being racist. I think they're cynical and I think they want to distract people from talking about the real issues," said Obama.

For his part, John McCain spent the day in Washington, meeting with rapper Daddy Yankee and conducting media interviews. He also released a radio address in which he praised Obama's speaking abilities, but lobbed plenty of criticism as well.

"Unfortunately, on issues big and small, what he says and what he does are often two different things," said Sen. John McCain, (R) Arizona- Republican Presidential Candidate, in a radio address.

In a rare moment of compromise both campaigns agreed Saturday on when the candidates will debate this fall. The three face to face meetings will be standard debates between McCain and Obama. The first one will take place at the end of September. Two others will be held in October, in the weeks leading up to the general election.