Eric Kleefield is right:
Obama has to strike a careful balance between his promises of hope and optimism, against the pitfall of allowing himself to become a political doormat.
Eric was delighted with this:
He warned that the general election campaign could get ugly. “They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’” he said. A donor yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!” “I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
Here is how Team McCain responded to the news that Team Obama would not just roll over to the usual GOP Swift Boating:
Barack Obama’s call for ‘new politics’ is officially over.
Such is the kind of hypocrisy one would expect from the weasels who claim they want a clean campaign but will allow the GOP 527s to Swift Boat their opponent.