Skip to main content

The McCain campaign likes to talk about "change" these days. And McCain's got a point - he has a record of change. He's changed from being a moderate Republican to being one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate. He's changed on fundamental issues like torture legislation. And - as we are rapidly seeing - he's changed on his idea about how to run a political campaign.

Back in 2000, McCain was subjected to the most vicious personal attacks by Bush. Fastforward to 2008, and the smears are flying around once again: but this time, it's his campaign that has resorted to the lowest of smears just to get elected. One of his senior staffers admitted a month ago that they've literally given up trying to run a clean campaign. Instead of talking about the issues, they make blatantly unsubstantiated allegations about Obama and his links with William Ayers. This election should be about who can best take this country into the future - instead it's obvious that the McCain campaign is all about "Me first" and "Country later... if it's convenient".

Don't confine your anger to the blogosphere. Make your voice heard, and let the McCain campaign know what you think about their disgraceful, disingenuous and inexcusable actions. Don't think it matters? Well, let me remind you of Sen Obama's New Hampshire concession speech:

"We know the battle ahead will be long. But always remember that, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change."


(1) Contact your state's (or some other state's) McCain campaign or GOP headquarters.

- Find out the details for each state by clicking here.

OR

(2) Contact the central McCain campaign headquarters.

- Send an email to: info@johnmccain.com
- Call them up on: (703) 418-2008
- Send them a letter: John McCain 2008 - PO Box 16118 - Arlington VA 22215

OR

(3) Write a letter to the newspaper.

- Whether it's a local, regional or national paper, send a letter in and make your voice heard.

AND

(4) Get your friends to do so as well.

Go for it.

Originally posted to Cyril Washbrook on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 01:35 AM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site