McCain: No negative campaigning

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    Cindy McCain says on NBC today: "What you're going to see is a great debate...none of this negative stuff will come out of our side...my opponent is opposed to any negative campaigning at all."

    We're going to see a great debate? I can hardly wait...:cool:

    (I suspect the idea here is to avoid anything racial)
     
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    When this year's version of the Swiftboat Liars for Bush step up, McCain will act just like Claude Raines raiding Bogey's nightclub in Casablanca. McCain will keep his winnings, too.
     
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    I figure he'll do what he did when the NC Repubs thought it a good idea to do the rev wright thing and say "please don't".... and then they'll do it anyway.

    but we'll see.
     
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    Considering how badly that strategy backfired, McCain would be smart if he sincerely tried to quash it.

    However, his attempt to paint Obama as the candidate of Hamas leaves little hope that he will do the decent or intelligent thing.
     
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    I don't think it backfired. I think it backfired during the democratic primary. There's a difference between that and the general election.
     
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    Well that lasted nanoseconds, but not McCain's fault:

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/05/mccain-advisor.html

    Much more:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Y2UzYzkwMTA5YTNiY2E1NzU3ZjMzNjUyNWYxZDNiM2M

     
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    Not McCain's fault, Kathianne??

    http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108481.html

    Obama responding to the smear by saying McCain is losing his bearings isn't an age issue... it's a competence issue.
     
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    It's also a nice brushback pitch. McCain needs to know that Obama won't roll over like John Kerry did.

    Ironically, Mark Salter's response turned it into an age issue, and then kept the issue alive. That doesn't help McCain.
     
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    Then again, Obama is on record of saying he would speak of greater enemies of US than Hamas, without preconditions. Good to have that brought up. ;)
     
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    More of what McCain needs to say:

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/rubin/5131

     

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