Chris Wallace starts FOX News Sunday off by asking Holy Joe why McCain attacking Obama's character so vehemently now. There was a time when McCain was above all that.
Wallace: Gov. Palin did just that yesterday. Let's take a look.(Palin. Obama pals around with terrorists) Sen Lieberman, is all that fair game, an attack on Barack Obama's character?
Lieberman: Well it is fair game. And I want to get back to that in a minute. The McCain campaign hasn't announced that it's going to spend the next four weeks then negative campaigning....
Wallace: Senator, Senator, if I may on the front page of the Washington Post and the NY Times yesterday, a top McCain strategist, his name Greg Strimple was quoted as saying we want to turn the page on the economy and start talking about Obama being and out and out liberal, we want to talk about his character, so the McCain is on the record as saying exactly that.
Lieberman: Well I must say I don't know Greg, but I do know John McCain...
Spin it Joe. The McCain campaign did announce it. McCain is desperate and has resorted to the Sean Hannity school of politics. That's not anything really much different than they've been doing anyway. Let's take a stroll down memory lane when John McCain said he would run a respectful campaign:
"It is critical, as we prepare to face off with whomever the Democrats select as their nominee, that we all follow John's lead and run a respectful campaign focused on the issues and values that are important to the American people," Davis wrote. "Throughout the primary election we saw John McCain reject the type of politics that degrade our civics, and this will not change as he prepares to run head-to-head against the Democratic nominee."
Added Cindy McCain in May: "What you're going to see is a great debate. Which is what the American public deserves. None of this negative stuff, though. You won't see it come out of our side at all.