Well, with 4 weeks to go into the election, a desperate John McCain has finally decided to point out that Barrak Obama, by way of association, may not have the best choice in friends. I saw a woman on one of the Sunday shows, I can't remember her name, but she is a regular pundit, and her little clip was consisted of her with squinted eyes and a little maternal smile chastising McCain by saying is this the tone McCain is going to take. All of us knew that when McCain would actually start to point out some real character flaws in Obama, he would be raked over the coals as attacking. I even heard Obama say over the weekend that McCain was resorting to "smears" instead of the issues. Double speak Obama didn't mention that he was himself running adds talking about McCain's part in the infamous Keating five. If McCain had taken this approach earlier, he would have had time to counter the media rebuke, but now I fear it is too little too late.
I very strongly believe that Obama's associations are very crucial. Obama has no experience at anything real. He will rely more heavily than any other President on the counsel given to him by his advisers. Obama's association with William Ayers, a domestic terrorist, and Rev. William Wright, an American hating black racist, call into question his judgement. Why would Obama start his political career off in the living room of Ayers if they didn't share similar interests. Why would Obama sit in a hate speech filled church for 20 years and claim he had no idea how radical Rev. Wright was, though he admits that wright was a mentor of his.
Obama and the media will call it dirty politics, a hateful tone, or maybe even racism, but why should this country follow this man so blindly on the promise of change. (photo is a mugshot of Bill Ayers from enterstageright.com)
As I read the news this morning, I came across an AP report from Douglass Daniel who basically solidified my point when he wrote:
"And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret."
By media standards, criticism of Obama equals "racially tinged subtext". This shows why McCain is being such a coward. The worst label to have is that of a racist.