Sugar, we're <em>(not)</em> going down swinging...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 10, 2008 10:20 AM
Conservatives are angry with the way John McCain is conducting his campaign, lately -- and rightly so.  As Marc Ambinder points out, it does not appear John McCain is really serious about doing the things that need to be done in order for him to even have a shot to win this thing:

"Is John McCain really serious about questioning Barack Obama's association with William Ayers?

The evidence suggests he is not.

To truly drive Ayers into the public conversation, to trick what they consider an irredeemably biased press corps into biting, McCain has three vehicles gassed up and ready to go.

(1) He could put lots of money into an Ayers ad -- video press releases don't cut it.
(2) He could devote a stump speech to Obama's associations and Obama's associations only
(3) He could mention Ayers in a debate.

So far, McCain has done none of those things.  On top of doing none of those things, he has declared Obama's association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright as off-limits."