With his numbers in the polls tanking, his choice as VP making a fool of herself anytime she is not in uber-friendly enviroments and the Republican economic model now proven to be useless, the McCain camp has called it quits.
No, I am not talking about his retreat in Michigan,
"I don't know what McCain was thinking," fumed Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, a leading state Republican. "He's a general who left the battlefield in the middle of the fight.
"I'm disappointed in his behavior; he's thrown a lot of good Republican candidates under the bus."
but his champaigns decison to retreat from the issues and turn to lies smears and distortion for the rest of the election season: McCains camp has decided to go negitive and go negative hard.
The McCain campaign has now shifted virtually 100 percent of his national ad spending into negative ads attacking Obama, a detailed breakdown of his ad buys reveals.
By contrast, the Obama campaign is devoting less than half of its overall ad spending to ads attacking McCain. More than half of its spending is going to a spot that doesn't once mention his foe.
The plan involved more than just advertising. This attack by lie will involve everyone. Palin was in on this early with gross distortions of Obama's realtionship with Professor Bill Ayers of the University of Chicago.
the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers.”
This is silly on it's surface, but becomes absurd when you look into the background of who is attacking. Palin is attacking Obama for occasional contact with a person who was a radical 40+ years ago while she sleeps with a person untill a couple of years ago subscribed to viltrolic anti-American rherotic.
"The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government," Vogler said in the interview, in which he talked extensively about his desire for Alaskan secession, the key goal of the AIP.
"And I won't be buried under their damn flag,"
As you move further down the feeding chain of the McCain camp you see even all the way down to the county level they are ready willing and able to use the traditionl Republican tools of racism and lies to attack Obama.
A local newspaper columnist, in a spoof of Obama’s platform, wrote in one recent piece that the Democrat would hire the rapper Ludacris to paint the White House black (a reference to a pro-Obama song by Ludacris), and divert more foreign aid to Africa so "the Obama family there can skim enough to allow them to free their goats and live the American Dream."
This lying Ass is treasurer of the Buchanan County Republican Party and a memner of McCain's Virginia leadership team. After this I suspect a promotion will be in the works.
Another typical Republican action; When the facts are working against you lie and attack about a false issue and with 4 weeks to go, we all know it is going to get much much uglier.
If you want to keep score of associates, well here is a great place to start
Election 2008, McCain, Lies, Obama