I gotta tell you, the McCain campaign has some balls. Way back in April, McCain pledged to run a respectful campaign. Notice the date on that report…APRIL FOOLS! McCain’s campaign has gotten so mired in the mud that even his greatest former fanboys are turning their nose up at the Senator. I know, I know, it’s just that “liberal media” again.
The fact of the matter is that the McCain campaign has shown in the past few weeks that it will leave no distortion unturned, no BS charge untrumped, no dog whistle issue unexploited. Don’t even get me started about the lies. When the DC punditocracy starts asking if the truth matters, you have to wonder if the world has turned upside down.
As I said the other day, John McCain and the Republican Party is more interested in winning than what the distortions, flip-flops, and outright lies that have become the foundation of their campaign rhetoric do to the country. That’s the kind of patriotism no one should believe in.
Joe Klein, Joe Klein! That guy that liberal blogs eviscerated several months ago, called yesterday’s attack ad ”one of the sleaziest ads I’ve ever seen in Presidential politics”. Way to go Joe.
I hope John McCain finds his honor again. It’s sad to see a man who once garnered the respect of so many on both sides of the aisle, fall to this level of sleaze. But if winning is all you’ve got, then I guess anything goes.