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Old 10-06-2008, 04:28 AM
 
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Today, Obama’s campaign has mounted its own smear campaign on McCain by digging up the past associations he had with Charles Keating a key player in the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s.
Here’s an email and link to a video emailed to millions of voters by the Obama campaign:


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Old 10-06-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I'm not happy about this.
IMHO, there are so many other reasons to vote for Obama, and it tarnishes his claim to be a different kind of candidate.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:03 AM
 
Location: UK
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What a shame that he lowers himself to the same level of his opponent.

But then, looking at some of the threads on this forum some voters seem to only understand this type of language and perhaps the candidates think that they ought to reach everybody.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I'm not happy about this.
IMHO, there are so many other reasons to vote for Obama, and it tarnishes his claim to be a different kind of candidate.
I do agree with you,BUT you can only turn the other cheek so many times.I have wished for the last 8 years that the dems would toughen up and start using Turd Blossom's tactics back at them since most repukes have a train load of dirt in their closets too.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Wantagh NY
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I do not like it either however with 30 days to go and McCain doing the exact same thing, I think he has no choice.

It is going to get ugly folks...
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:06 AM
 
Location: The Planet Mars
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I'm not happy about this.
IMHO, there are so many other reasons to vote for Obama, and it tarnishes his claim to be a different kind of candidate.
I don't think he had any choice.

Especially since McCain/Palin have gone negative with their endless 'guilt by association' speaches and tv ads. At least Obama is merely playing clips from that historical event, showing modern voters how corrupt McCain was back then, and inferring that he still is a disaster when it comes to issues of the economy.

Do I wish both candidates would just stick to the issues - YES...

But if one side goes completely negative for the last month of the campaign, what can the other side do?
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:09 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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He had a choice, and he made it. Now let's see him self-destruct. But that won't be half as good as watching the federal government self-destruct if he's elected.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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Obama needs to get back to the issues. I'm not happy about this video, but I guess he had to punch back at least once to prove that McCain is really in no position to throw stones.

What I really don't like is that on Tuesday, at the debate, both candidates will talk about the issues and pretend to be civil and then ,Wednesday,let the smearing continue. It is so underhanded.

I'd like to see Obama bring up McCain's new tactic of character assassination right to his face at the debate on Tuesday, while McCain stares at the ground like he did during the last debate. That would be awesome.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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McCain has his pet pit bull Palin throwing the gauntlet down- I too had hoped that Obama would be able to rise above but you have to fight fire with fire.

If he did not react to this in kind, McCain would use his silence as confirmation of their claims and that would not be acceptable.

As far as I'm concerned, Obama has run a clean campaign and McCain took the first swing via his *****(female pit bull) when she announced on Saturday that the gloves are off.

The Obama campaign doesn't need to stretch or manufacture any truths to make McCain look bad.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:35 AM
 
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I'm not happy about this.
IMHO, there are so many other reasons to vote for Obama, and it tarnishes his claim to be a different kind of candidate.
Kerry and Gore didn't fight back and Clinton did!
Hmmmm are you seeing the same thing I am with that?
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