McCain Strategy: Attack, Attack, Attack

October 6, 2008 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Its lines like this that make me more than a little gay for Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos:

Many people will warn against “getting complacent”. I like to approach this potential problem differently — we have a chance to rip out the GOP’s jugular. We can throw them an anvil. We can kick them while they’re down. No matter the metaphor, the underlying meaning remains — we can destroy the Republicans. Now’s not the time to slack, it’s the time to pick things up. We’ve got them in a near rout. Let’s destroy them.

In his post Markos is warning people to expect a scorched Earth wave of negative attacks from the McCain campaign against Obama because of Obama’s rising poll numbers with less than 30 days left in the campaign. In the attacks we can expect McCain to question Obama’s patriotism, religious faith, and experience. You can also expect to see the return of Rev. Wright, madrasahs, Bill Ayers and anything else McCain can think to pull out of his magic hat of political distraction to keep from talking about the issues that matter to voters. Nearly 100% of McCain’s ad spending is devoted to attacking Obama.

What you want see from the McCain campaign is something like this:

I get that negative attacks are a part of the political game and that they can be quite effective. But McCain’s campaign strategy of “attack, attack, attack” is much like the GOP chant “drill, baby, drill.” It is a whole lot of smoke and mirrors that doesn’t address the issues at hand and fails to deliver the change that we need now.

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  • 1. Webster  |  October 7, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Off-topic, I know–but today was my birthday. I only bring it up because it’s also the anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s brutal beating in Wyoming ten years ago–unfortunately my birthday now is always a reminder of that terrible event. I hope, someday, this nation will be a better, safer place for all gay and lesbian people. Maybe if we can put the McCains and Palins behind us–and all that they stand for–it will be a step forward. One can always hope.


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