Via The Politico:
One day after issuing a private warning to the Tennessee Republican Party over their use of Barack Obama's middle name in a press release, the RNC this morning went public with their complaint.
“The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics," said national party chairman Mike Duncan in a statement sent unsolicited to Politico. "We believe this election needs to be about the critical issues confronting our nation.”
As reported here last night, an RNC official yesterday called down to Nashville to put them on warning that if they used "Hussein" again they would be publicly repudiated by the national party. Read on...
In one sense, if Obama is the Democratic nominee it's good to get this kind of nonsense out of the way now. Every time a nutjob like Bill Cunningham uses his middle name, they will be called out for it and their credibility automatically disappears. Perhaps Obama could just repeatedly use McCain's middle name to counter? They are scared to death of Obama and know they can't beat him on the issues. The Republican brand is dead and America is moving away from the party and their policies and they know it -- which means they'll fighter harder and dirtier than ever.
Fortunately, in 2008 the blogosphere will be on top of the spin, lies and smears on the part of the MSM. They are beginning to learn the power of you, the American people, and the blogs potential to harm their credibility when they don't report the truth.