I think this is a major problem. Tom Daschle does some good things, but during FNS he fell down on the job. You cannot let Lindsey Graham or any McCain surrogate call Obama's campaign liars, especially when it's not true. The Republicans are trying to exploit the race issue and will stoop as low as they can go over it. Graham was foaming at the mouth in denouncing Obama for using the "race card."
Graham: ...To say that Barack Obama did not intentionally inject the idea that he was going to be a victim of his name and his race is a lie.
...he said Bush and McCain are going to make you afraid of me. he doesn't, he's got a funny name. You know he doesn't look like those other presidents on those dollar bills. To say that that's not trying to interject the idea that you're a victim of John McCain, trying to make fun of your name and your racial background is lie. Now that needs to be admitted to. We're not going to run a campaign like he did in the primary, every time somebody brings up a challenge to who you are or what you believe---you're a racist. That's not going to happen in this campaign.
Daschle: First I will say that John McCain is not a racist since nobodies every accused him of being that, but you've just seen the evidence. You've just seen exactly what Barack was talking about.
Lindsey is the liar. He knows it, but they figure they can get away with repeating lies all day long and nobody will object to it in the media. They will just ask for an opposing opinion. We've seen what's been going on. Poor John McCain is not a racist. He just loves MLK day, that's why he tried to block it and then lie about it.
Tom has got to hit him with a sledge hammer if he's going to call Obama a liar. This trying to look above it stuff will not work in the general. The culture of Rove knows only one thing. Character assassination and they are playing it big time against Obama. When Graham calls you a liar you don't say McCain is not a racist. You point out that McCain's camp ran an ad that had Obama's face on Mount Rushmore and dollar bills.
We have the white women theme in the Britney/Paris ad. You bring up the Muslim internet rumor attacks. You pummel him with the way Republican operatives have attacked his middle name. They do it over and over again. I mean. WAKE UP! You must go on the offensive. Sitting around trying to run out the clock will only lose the election. How many times do we have to see a replay of the same---lame---tactics?