Sunday, September 14, 2008

McCain Campaign: Lies Don't Matter

Spokesman On McCain Strategy of Campaign Lies From NBC's First Read ...

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said this to the Politico about the increased media scrutiny of the campaign's factual claims: "We're running a campaign to win. And we're not too concerned about what the media filter tries to say about it."

This after McCain Campaign Manager Rick Davis said during an interview that the 2008 campaign is not one about the issues, but rather the 2008 presidential race will be decided more over personalities. He said this during an interview with Washington Post editors, it was not an off the cuff comment.

Basing a campaign for high office on a strategy of deliberate lies is not an issue of tactics. It calls into question the character of the candidate and his fitness for office.

John McCain has no business ever being President. God help our country if he is ever elected.

McCain came into the race promoting himself as a truth teller with a long history of deploring the kinds of negative tactics that sunk his candidacy in the Republican primaries in 2000. However he now has a strategy cooked up by his Rovian trained advisers that uses his "Straight Talk" image to attack and attack and attack. The whole idea is to shift the campaign toward disqualifying Mr. Obama in the eyes of voters rather than defend why he should be President.

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