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.
(2) Contact the central McCain campaign headquarters.- Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call them up on: (703) 418-2008
- Send them a letter: John McCain 2008 - PO Box 16118 - Arlington VA 22215
(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.
(4) Get your friends to do so as well.
Go for it.