In the WaPo, the McCain campaign revealed that for the remaining days between now and election day they are going to focus on character assassination, since John McCain and Sarah Palin have nothing positive to offer voters. The only way they can win is to take the Karl Rove path of destruction.

Sen. John McCain and his Republican allies are readying a newly aggressive assault on Sen. Barack Obama’s character, believing that to win in November they must shift the conversation back to questions about the Democrat’s judgment, honesty and personal associations, several top Republicans said…Before the bailout crisis, aides said, McCain was succeeding in focusing attention on Obama’s record and character. Now, they say, he must return to those subjects. “We are looking for a very aggressive last 30 days,” said Greg Strimple, one of McCain’s top advisers. “We are looking forward to turning a page on this financial crisis…”

Will the American people fall for this BS? Bill Burton of the Obama campaign:

“On a day after we learned that America lost three-quarters of a million jobs this year and a week after our financial system teetered on the brink of collapse, John McCain and his campaign have announced that they want to ‘turn the page’ on the economic crisis facing working families and spend the last month of this election launching dishonest, dishonorable character attacks against Barack Obama.  We understand that it’s not easy for John McCain to defend the worst economic record of our lifetime, but he will have to explain to the people struggling to pay their bills and stay in their homes why he would rather spend his time tearing down Barack Obama than laying out a plan to build up our economy.”

And with that, here’s the reason why John McCain plans to go into the gutter — look at the record of Republican rule and denial of reality.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding