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Sarah Palin steps up fight against Obama

Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, lead a strong rally in California Saturday, mainly targeting Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Palin said at the rally that Obama "sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country."

In Palin's speech, she put strong effort trying to link Obama to William Ayers, a former 1960s radical who co-founded the Weather Underground.

"This is not a guy who sees America as you and I see America," she said to a crowd of 10,000 at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Obama's campaign has continuously said that he was a child during the Weather Underground era, and has strongly disapproved the group's radical activities. The Weather Underground took credit for Vietnam War-era protests that included nonfatal explosions targeting the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol.

Gabriel Sanchez, spokesman for Obama's California campaign, called Palin's claims "outrageous and a lie".

"It's lies and distortions first, not 'Country First,' " he said of the GOP campaign. "These comments are offensive, but they aren't surprising."

Palin did not schedule time to speak with reporters in Carson, and has no plans to speak with the media while in the Bay Area.

In a reference to a recent interview with Katie Couric, Palin said, "Oh, come on, let's start talking to the American people about the issues that you guys want to know about."