Thursday, July 31, 2008

What Comes Next?

Wow. John McCain has been taking a few hits in the press (and even from a few GOP colleagues) for his negative campaign tactics. See Low-Road Express and From 'straight talk' to smear campaign. Even better, they're not only negative, but dishonest, since they're all untrue. Examples abound, from the comment that Obama would rather lose the war for political gain, to he snubbed the troops on his European jaunt to go to the gym, to he's presumptuous (GOP code word, I believe, for uppity).

The latest example of the TrashTalk Express is mentioned by Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, Keeping Track:

John McCain's new tactic of associating Barack Obama with oversexed and/or promiscuous young white women. (See today's new ad and this from yesterday.) Presumably, a la Harold Ford 2006 . . .
Makes you wonder. Gee, what comes next?

Perhaps rumors that he has an illegitimate white daughter?

(A la rumors that circulated against McCain in 2000 in South Carolina, when it was alleged that his adopted Bangladeshi daughter was really a "love-child" of his from a tryst with a black woman).

Or, does that one belong to John Edwards?

(Cartoon via Tony Auth, NYTimes)

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