Yesterday, I posted here about a NY Times editorial on John McCain taking the “low-road,” in his attacks on Barack Obama. The Times isn’t the only editorial board noticing:
The Straight Talk Express has taken a nasty turn into the gutter. Sen. John McCain has resorted to lies and distortions in what sounds like an increasingly desperate attempt to slow down Sen. Barack Obama by raising questions about his patriotism. Instead of taking the Democrat down a few notches, these baseless attacks are raising more questions about the Republican’s campaign and his ability to control his temper.
The tactics McCain and “several of Karl Rove’s acolytes” who recently “took the wheel” of McCain’s campaign are truly those of a “classic smear campaign,” and McCain has “gone beyond reasonable bounds” and settled deep “into the gutter,:” with his baseless attacks.
Smear has always been the name of the game with Republicans, and this bid of John McCain’s to be president, no doubt will be his last given his age. The McCain camp has “now produced four consecutive negative ads against” Barack Obama, and the likelihood is there are more to come.