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  •  Nah it can't be that direct or else (0+ / 0-)

    the press will declare "all the gloves are off" (talk radio of course will say this so it must be true!!!) They will then allow the GOP to call Obama anything short of a n*gger, because he "started it at the debate". That is why he would need to infer it not directly attack McCain this way.

    But it would be a nice attack.

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power"

    by dopper0189 on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 05:19:22 AM PDT

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    •  What a fabulous way to lose (2+ / 0-)
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      Delilah, North Madison

      indies like me. I'm solidly Obama but if he said something like that my enthusiasm for him would be seriously diniahed. As a black person I don't see rezko reference or wright references automatically as racial attacks. If McCain was dumb enough to specifically say something unmistakeably racial Obama need only respond by being as shocked as 90 percent of Americans would be. Any other reference to ayers or rezko or wright should be refuted on the merit of the argument itself (and quickly b/c mostly indies don't care with maybe the exception of wright)And Obama just moves on to issues people actually care about. Obama gains nothing by being racially oversensitive and spending more than 10 or 15 seconds responding to non-issues based slurs.

      •  agreed (0+ / 0-)

        I would think that after two debates showing that the Dem presidential and vice presidential candidates, who showed class and restraint, actally WON, we would know better than to go down the low road.  Obama and Biden did not try to score cheap shots or parry every verbal attack but neither did they cower.  Istead, they judicially counterpunched and constantly made pivots back to the core issues.  That's what wins people in the middle-- the moderates, the independents and the undecideds. The silliness about wanting to score  sound bite might get a headline but it isn't the way to closing the deal in the race that Obama-Biden is already winning.

        No way. No how. No McCain. -- Hillary Clinton, Aug. 26, 2008

        by Delilah on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 03:50:57 PM PDT

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