Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Death of Swiftboating?

[Campaign 2008] This just in: Voters seem to be waking up--at least in this presidential campaign--to cheap smear tactics.

According to this current poll, six out of 10 respondents believe John McCain has far surpassed Barack Obama in negative campaigning. The poll was conducted at the height of McCain and running mate Sarah Palin's attack on Obama over the past two weeks for his loose association with former '60s radical William Ayers. Perhaps there is hope for the intellect of American voters.

McCain and Palin changed up their tactics again on Monday (for what? the 32nd time in six weeks?) after dropping even further in the polls behind Obama. Someone in their camp took a mallet to McCain's head and mentioned there's a little hiccup out there bothering people. It's called the tanking economy.

Let's see if the name "Bill Ayers" shows up in tonight's final debate between the two candidates. I suspect we won't be hearing the phrase "palling around with terrorists" even once tonight. (Holly Mullen)

1 comment:

  1. Holly, great graphic!

    Wish it were true, but McCain's been getting pressure from the howling crowd and from his own campaign to "bring it" to the last debate regarding Ayers... heck, even Biden told him to say it to Obama's face.

    However, I'm cheered to hear about this poll.


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