Saturday, October 4, 2008

McCain gets further in the gutter during the final 30 days of campaign

John McCain's campaign is openly admitting they plan to get down and very, very dirty in the last 30 days of the campaign. One of McCain's top advisers, Greg Strimple, put it this way:

"We are looking for a very aggressive last 30 days. We are looking forward to turning a page on this financial crisis and getting back to discussing Mr. Obama's aggressively liberal record and how he will be too risky for Americans."

Incredible to think McCain wants to 'turn the page on this financial crisis' considering the country is still in the throes of it. The truth is McCain is losing big on the economy and is getting clobbered in the polls. People seem to understand his economic policies are the same as Bush's policies; you can't keep doing the same thing and expect a different result.

Instead of talking about issues that matter, McCain would rather engage in a total character assassination of Obama, the lowest form of campaign tactics. A senior Republican operative, told the Washington Post:

"We're going to get a little tougher. We've got to question this guy's associations. Very soon. There's no question that we have to change the subject here."

Look for McCain to sling every ounce of slime available - from calling Obama a tax and spend liberal to trying to associate him with convicted Chicago developer Tony Rezlo, who was involved in local Chicago politics, and former radical William Ayres, who lives in Obama's neighborhood.

How sad that McCain knows he can't win on his own merit. His campaign is admitting the only chance he has is to denigrate his opponent. What an incredibly dishonorable strategy for someone who paints himself as the ultimate American hero.


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