Monday, October 6, 2008

Rock 'em Sock 'em Politics

As rough as it can get in the primaries, there's nothing quite like general election nasty, particularly when (with 30 days to go) one side is looking at internal poll numbers and watching the election slip away.   You could argue that if McCain gets too rough, it could forever tarnish his reputation, and if Obama responds too harshly, it could impact his ability to govern in the bipartisan manner he's promised.  The history of past presidential campaigns has proven otherwise, and at this moment, the prospect of losing the race for the White House trumps all concerns of legacy or governance.   Sad but true. 

At a fundraiser over the weekend, Palin accused Obama of consorting with terrorists, and the Obama campaign plans to release a 13 minute documentary online at "high noon" today titled: "Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis."  With the electoral map swinging in Obama's direction, look for 30 days of gloves off, no holds barred attack politics.  

What makes this year's general election Rock 'em Sock 'em affair more interesting is that there are still two debates left.  As early as tomorrow night, Obama and McCain will be face to face answering to one another as the American people look on.

We won't need John McEnroe for this one.

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