Monday, October 06, 2008
Obama Unleashes Keating 5 Howitzer at McCain
Barack Obama is no John Kerry. That should be eminently, crystally clear to even the most passive politcal watcher at this point.
While Team Kerry dithered for days, even weeks, before responding when Rove and Bush unleashed "The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" on their ass back in 2004, the Obama campaign was ready, willing, and able this time around with a howitzer, nuclear bomb type response to team McCain's inevitable dive into the gutter by bringing up McCain's involvement in the Keating Five scandal years back.
The Obama campaign is preemting an increasingly desperate McCain campaign's recent decision to go deeply negative on Obama with regards to his involvement with Reverand Wright, Tony Rezko, and William Ayers. In doing so, his campaign will succeed in muddying to the public for the Monday morning news cycle any ethical advantage that may have been derived.
Love him or hate him, credit needs to be given to Obama for the campaign he's run, first in the primary and now in the general election. His singular aim has been victory. Both Machiavelli and Karl Rove would be proud.