Thursday, October 9, 2008

Obama challenges McCain on Ayers

Maybe we'll finally get an interesting debate.

Barack Obama has flung down the gauntlet on his alleged friendship with sixties radical Bill Ayers, challenging John McCain to make claims to his face. From ABC News:

"I am surprised that, you know, we've been seeing some pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last several days, that he wasn't willing to say it to my face. But I guess we've got one last debate. So presumably, if he ends up feeling that he needs to, he will raise it during the debate."

Of course that would set up his argument that the attacks are "the centerpiece of the discussion in the closing weeks of a campaign where we are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and we're in the middle of two wars."

He's backing McCain into a corner.

Oh, and it's hard to accuse when you won't look at your opponent or even shake his hand (Courtesy JedReport)


Joe Biden repeats the party line on Ayers: “In my neighborhood, when you’ve got something to say to a guy, you look him in the eye and you say it to him.”

McCain launches Ayers ad


bigsoxfan said...

LBJ has my favorite attack ad. When asked if accusing his opponent of having relations with his farm animals was the an honest attack, he replied that, "no it isn't, but he'll waste a lot of time saying it isn't true" Nice to see some things don't change.

KAP said...

I read that LBJ won his first election by emptying the graveyards. His opponent complained because he'd been beat at his own game.

Lil' Hammerhead said...

I hope McCain takes the bait and brings up Ayers in the next debate. It'll make him look like the petty desperate fool he is.

KAP said...

That's his game. I think the ad was only released on the internet. With his low budget he just throws this stuff out and hopes it will go viral with the loons.