McCain, GOP unleash anti-Obama plan (hasn’t push come to shove?)

Enough already…or soon Obama will have enough of his starry-eyed robots in hypnotic lock-down to march on to victory. There is no doubt that McCain can expose Obama for the con-man that he is…but he needs to start landing the haymakers NOW!

“Put the gloves on, McCain, and get in the frikken ring!”

McCain, GOP unleash anti-Obama plan

By JONATHAN MARTIN | 6/26/08 12:41 PM EST
Politico

Republicans might have a reason to smile: John McCain and his allies seem to have finally settled on a way to draw a stark contrast with Barack Obama.

After weeks of criticism from Republicans about the leisurely pace at which they seemed to be preparing for the general election, McCain’s campaign has apparently settled on a highly personal campaign theme that aims to differentiate McCain and Obama on both character and issues.

The strategy: Paint Obama as conventional politician who always takes the safe and easy political road, then amplify the distinction by framing McCain as a patriot, somebody who has put sacrifice above self.

It’s seemingly an effort by McCain to remind voters of his Vietnam-era heroism and compelling life story while touching on key issues to avoid running purely on biography. The message also is designed to underline McCain’s unique record of service to his country without touching on subterranean questions about Obama’s patriotism.

Whether it will work — or if the famously improvisational McCain will even stick to it — is an open question.

But it is finally clear that McCain and many of his allies — including Karl Rove and Mitt Romney — are finally working in unison to push one message, and push it aggressively.(Emphasis added).

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