John McCain should have hit Barack Obama with the Bill Ayers association a while ago.
Time will tell how much traction will be gained with the latest McCain campaign ads. Whatever the case, Obama continually dismisses the Ayers angle, even to the point of throwing down a “say it to my face” challenge.
"I am surprised that, you know, we've been seeing some pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last several days, that he wasn't willing to say it to my face. But I guess we've got one last debate. So presumably, if he ends up feeling that he needs to, he will raise it during the debate."
Well what about you, Barry? Do you have the guts to call Sen. McCain a “racist” to his face? After all, you yourself attempted to score far cheaper political points over the Summer with shameless racial demagoguery.
This past June:
“It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy,” Obama told a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida. “We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid.
“They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”
A month later, he basically reiterated those very sentiments.
“They know that you’re not real happy with them and so the only way they figure they’re going to win this election is if they make you scared of me,” Obama continued, repeating an attack from earlier in the day. “What they’re saying is ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency, he’s a got a funny name.’”
There you have it. Attacking Obama on the basis of his liberal ideology and associations with radicals gets his detractors (and opponents) labeled as racists.
Not that he would have the intestinal fortitude to say it to McCain himself.