Thursday, October 09, 2008

Topsy-Turvy

According to an AP article I saw on Breitbart, Cindy McCain had the gall to cast Barack Obama's run for the Presidency "the dirtiest campaign in American history."

This is an example of the tendency to attribute to others one's own bad behavior. An NPR story reported that the Wisconsin Advertising Project analyzed last week's TV campaign ads from both candidates. About a third of Obama's ads were termed negative, while nearly all of McCain's ads took the low road.

The difference between the negative ads was striking. Obama's made a case for his policies, and stated a preference not to continue the failed policies of the last eight years. McCain's featured a fretful woman with a trembling, fearful voice.

Sarah Palin even had the nerve to state that we don't really know anything about Obama. This from the woman who fell off the turnip truck a few weeks ago.

The rhetoric from McCain and his supporters is pretty vicious, and I don't relish the thought of it intensifying, but I'm afraid that's what the next few weeks will look like.

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