"Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday accused Democrat Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists" because of an association with a former '60s radical, stepping up an effort to portray Obama as unacceptable to American voters.
Palin's reference was to Bill Ayers, one of the founders of the group the Weather Underground. Its members took credit for bombings, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, during the Vietnam War era."
We've got about thirty days left until Election Day. If voters know the truth about Obama's friendship with Ayers -- and still elect him -- we will have to live with that. But I suspect that most voters have no idea exactly how bad Ayers is, nor do they realize just how close he is to Obama. This, of course, is exactly why the McCain campaign must do a better job of informing the public of this fact.
By bringing it up on the campaign trail, Palin is playing a traditional role of the vice presidential nominee -- becoming the so-called "attack dog". If McCain is going to have a chance to win this race, he will need to take the gloves off -- or at least -- empower Palin to do so ...