Obama Needs To Get Tough
Here's one of the latest Obama ads (thanks, C. Dale) attacking McPalin's status as "mavericks." I know Obama would like to take the moral high road in this campaign, but the old man and his lipstick barracuda have turned the heat waaaaay up and Obama needs to come out swinging. The moral high road leads back to Chicago, not the White House. I'm just sayin'...
Obama and his campaign should be going after McCain's gaffe yesterday about the economy being "fundamentally strong," how it's nothing more than a Bush talking point and that he has yet to lay out ANY concrete plan on how to pull this country out of a financial nosedive. He also needs to pounce today on Palin refusing to cooperate with the investigation in Alaska. There's a lot more to that story than meets the eye and could be her absolute downfall. The media needs to load up the truck and get to Juno and dig deep and hard. As Amy Poehelr (as Hillary) said on Saturday Night Live, the media needs to grow a pair. The big laugh from the McSame camp today is one of his staffers saying he had a hand in creating the Blackberry! He can't even use email!!! They will just say any damn thing won't they?
Fellow blogger and poet Justin Evans has a great rant up at his blog on all this and more. Check it out.
I just hope the report in the Wall Street Journal that Obama raised more than $66 million in August and that 500,000 new donors gave money translates into votes. McPalin have something like $200 million in their war chest thanks to all that public financing, which Obama opted out of to make a point. I hope it doesn't backfire. Obama needs a decisive landslide victory on Nov. 4.