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May 09, 2008

Obama Slaps At McCain, McCain’s Team Punches Back

It is on.

Obama said McCain’s claim that Hamas wants to see a President Obama (gee, I wonder why anyone would get that idea) was an example of McCain ‘losing his bearings’.

Team Maverick took that as an attack on their guy's age and unloaded on Obama in the form of a memo from Senior Advisor Mark Salter released to the world.

We have all become familiar with Senator Obama’s new brand of politics. First, you demand civility from your opponent, then you attack him, distort his record and send out surrogates to question his integrity. It is called hypocrisy, and it is the oldest kind of politics there is.

It is important to focus on what Senator Obama is attempting to do here: He is trying desperately to delegitimize the discussion of issues that raise legitimate questions about his judgment and preparedness to be President of the United States.

Through their actions and words, Senator Obama and his supporters have made clear that ANY criticism on ANY issue — from his desire to raise taxes on millions of small investors to his radical plans to sit down face-to-face with Iranian President Ahmadinejad – constitute negative, personal attacks.

Senator Obama is hopeful that the media will continue to form a protective barrier around him, declaring serious limits to the questions, discussion and debate in this race.

…We understand why Senator Obama doesn’t want to engage in a debate over leadership and judgment with John McCain, but the American people demand that debate take place.

These are serious times that call for a serious debate on the profound issues facing our future. John McCain is ready for that debate and we hope Senator Obama will one day get serious and join it.

Maybe this campaign won’t be so friendly after all.

Poor Hillary must be wishing someone would attack her so she could get a news story that didn’t involve the words, ‘quit the race’.

McCain fans better hope that Hills keeps going.

It looks like Obama is about to start spending some of his huge war chest on ads attacking McCain.
Maverick doesn’t have the money (even with RNC money) to respond in kind.


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