Saturday, September 20, 2008

"Going negative".

I love this notion that Obama is "going negative" by pointing out the truth about McCain's campaign. The Republicans seem to want Obama to sit on his hands and play dead whilst McCain issues ads which are blatant lies.

As Melber points out the difference between both camps is that McCain is lying, not that both are pointing out what is wrong with each others world views. If McCain wanted to have an honest debate about where he differs with Obama, I would not consider that negative campaigning, I would consider that electioneering.

But with his "lipstick" and "sex ed" ads McCain has shown that he will simply say anything, no matter how outrageous, in the hope that mud will stick.

That's negative campaigning. Pointing out what he is doing is not.

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