How about this for the start of an offensive? This is a fantastic hit against McCain's silly mortgage plan.
Greg Sargent at TPM reports that:
The ad hits McCain's plan by saying it "would shift the burden from lenders to taxpayers, guaranteeing a loss of taxpaper money."
The ad says the same lenders who caused the crisis would benefit, and uses this to tie McCain to Bush: "Putting bad actors ahead of taxpayers? We can't afford more of the same."
The spot signals the opening of a new offensive by the Obama campaign: As part of Obama's big jobs and economy tour through Ohio today, his advisers say, he'll be playing up his criticsm of McCain's mortgage plan."
O/T: Obama's up six points in the new Hotline/Diageo Poll!
-- After a tightening earlier in the week, Obama has re-opened a 6-pt. lead over McCain. This was likely driven by the fact that Obama has expanded his lead among women voters. He now holds a 9 pt. advantage over McCain with women. He also has a 2 pt. lead over McCain among men.
-- Among the 66% of voters who say the economy is their #1 issue, Obama has a 13-pt advantage. And he holds a 6-pt. lead - 44-38% - on the question of who'd do the best job handling the economy. In yesterday's poll, the two were tied on this question.
-- Palin's approval ratings are also sliding and she has almost a 1-1 fav/unfav rating, with 46% rating her favorably and 43% rating her unfavorably.
Today's Diageo/Hotline tracking poll, conducted 10/6-8 by FD, surveyed 852 LVs and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%. Party ID Breakdown for the sample is 41%D, 36%R, 18%I.
Here's a new Obama ad hitting McCain on healthcare that's being aired in Florida now: