If McCain does have the guts to make phony accusations directly to Obama, it is sure to excite the feeding frenzy in his blood thristy base of supporters - the only constituency McCain appeals to these days. If Ayers is considered fair game for the debate, expect McCain to also throw in Obama's fictitious connection to ACORN and relationships to the Devil, Osama bin Laden and Attila the Hun.
Obama pre-empted some of the expected mudslinging during a brief interview today in Ohio. When asked about his alleged ACORN connection, Obama replied:
"First of all, my relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward. It's probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN and my partner in that representation was the US Justice Department in having Illinois implement what was called the 'Motor Voter' law, to make sure that people could go to DMV’s and drivers’ license facilities to get registered.. It wasn’t being implemented. That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN."
Obama went on to say that ACORN is not advising his campaign, adding:
"We've got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now and we don’t need ACORN’s help."
As far as any potential voter fraud, that's a McCain myth as well. If ACORN did sign up fictional names, those fictional people aren't going to show up to cast votes. The entire effort is McCain's last ditch effort to suppress the vote and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.