Team McCain in Full Blown Smear Mode

Eric Kleefeld ends a must read post with:

McCain’s remarks prompted a response from Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan: “We want to take Senator McCain at his word that he wants to run a respectful campaign, but that is becoming increasingly difficult when he continually tries to use the politics of association and makes claims he knows not to be true to advance his campaign.”

What’s Hari Sevugan referring to? Let’s go back to the beginning of Eric’s post:

The McCain camp has just blasted out a statement saying that Obama’s alleged “endorsement” by Hamas will “definitely be an issue in the election,” an indication that McCain intends to honor his promise of a “civil” campaign more in the breach than in the observance. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers called the supposed endorsement by Hamas, something that McCain hit Obama for earlier today, “a legitimate issue for the American people to think about,” on the basis of Obama’s call for negotiations with Iran. Rogers added: “It is not only responsible to raise these critical issues in this election, but it would be the height of irresponsibility not to have this discussion with the American people.”

And yes – this is being abused for fundraising with no apologies from Team McCain. And there is the William Ayers matter:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain called on his Democratic rival Barack Obama to apologize for having a relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers in a conference call with bloggers Friday.

Of course, McCain has saddled himself with the Iraq War fiasco as well the good old supply-side silliness which amounts to spend&spend and borrow&borrow. With a failed foreign policy and a disastrous fiscal policy as things he has to not only defend but promise to continue – how else could McCain ever hoped to garner a win in November besides rolling the dice that the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign of fear and lies will work again. If McCain continues to go down this road – not a single patriotic American should vote for him. What a pathetic little man he has become!