Friday, October 10, 2008
John McCain Can't Have It Both Ways
Today, Sen. John McCain chastised supporters at one of his own campaign rallies for thinking there was something to fear in Sen. Barack Obama becoming president. His audience rightfully reacted with boos when McCain vouched for the man who has been bludgeoning him in one negative campaign ad after another, lying about his record, suggesting he's corrupt or just too old and erratic. Sen. McCain, don't tell your supporters not to fear an Obama presidency when your own campaign is running an ad warning Americans about Obama's long-standing personal and professional relationship with the unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers. The ad says Obama is just "too risky for America." It seems unthinkable in this post 9-11 era that a man who has palled around the past 20 years with people who sympathize with the 9-11 attackers and a domestic terrorist who bombed our U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and the home of a New York judge could be seriously considered for our highest office. So what is it, Sen. McCain? Either you believe your own ads or you don't. You can't have it both ways.