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Ben Smith brings us Barack Obama's pushback to Republican attempts to tie him to Ayers:

Republicans attack Obama by associating him to Ayers, who committed crimes when Obama was just 8 years old.  The Obama camp hits back painting McCain as living in the sixties (read: John McCain is really old), hits him for the Iraq war (read: John McCain doesn't agree with the majority of Americans on Iraq), and slams him on the economy (read: John McCain isn't better than Bush for your wallet).  In short, the ad reinforces two themes that are clearly becoming the core of Obama's strategy: pointing out that McCain is out of touch and pointing out McCain is no better than President Bush for this country.  All in all, a brilliant response.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 03:35 PM PDT.

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