Watching Sen. John McCain and top Republicans swing wildly in their attempts to slam Sen. Barack Obama, with less than two weeks ago to go before Election Day, is like watching an old fighter --clearly out of gas, his legs turned to rubber, and all he can do is grab, hold, punch behind the back, just anything to try to win.
McCain's campaign is no longer about issues. He and his supporters want to bring up anything and everything to derail Obama, and nothing is sticking, so they just keep returning to their old bag of tricks.
Michelle Bachmann (Obama/liberals in Congress are "un-American" and should be investigated), Newt Gingrich (who claims Obama will put in place the policies of Rev. Jeremiah Wright...not that Wright ever advocated any policies), Cindy McCain (who says Obama is running the nastiest campaign in history, and apparently doesn't have a clue about her own husband's campaign), Sarah Palin (Obama "pals around with terrorists", a claim that has been soundly debunked over and over), and McCain himself (claiming Obama is a socialist, saying we'll likely be attacked if Obama wins over McCain).
It's a campaign of fear...they want to scare you into thinking Obama is a near-commie, will attract terrorists, is a religious extremist (sorry, but he's NOT a Republican). Fear, fear, fear...that is all the GOP has left in their arsenal. Note that there is little if any talk of policy, issues, or plans for the future of America, and what there is comes out very vague. All they have done for the past several weeks is attack, attack, attack...and LIE LIE LIE.
Every campaign says they want the election to be about the issues, but when McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis made it clear that they want it to be about character and not issues, well, we should have realized we would get to this point.
That's why we're hearing so much about Bill Ayers. That's why they've spent more time blasting out statements about ACORN than real policy points.
It's pretty sad, really. It's sad that instead of making it about a vision for America, they want it to be about the castigating of a good man. It's sad that McCain can't fully articulate an economic plan that encompasses all Americans, instead of redistributing income upwards to the super rich.
The only good thing...people in the polls say it's not working. It's a big turn-off. Even conservative co-workers of mine have commented that McCain's campaign is a big turn-off, and will likely lose him the election.
Maybe the best weapon in Obama's arsenal is the self-destruction of John McCain's campaign.
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