The Obama camp says no. It says McCain has run out of ideas. Besides, Obama doesn't have time for that nonsense.
CNN: "You haven't heard a positive thing out of that campaign in a month. All they do is try to run me down," Obama said while campaigning Wednesday in Union, Missouri.
The accusation came the same day that the Obama campaign released an ad comparing McCain to President Bush, and the McCain campaign released one likening Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
"Since they don't have any new ideas, the only strategy they've got in this election is to try to scare you about me," Obama said.
But dig down deep into McCain's negative appeal and what do you find? I can get directly to the point. McCain and his crew are subtly appealing to racists or to put it nicely, the "white working class" voter. It's genius really. It's the exact tactic used by Hillary in the primaries: Appeal to the racist voters and then accuse Obama of pulling the race card.
For people who don't like to admit that they'd never vote for a black man, the line that Obama is arrogant, an uppity celeb, is much easier to swallow. They can ride with that one and they're having a heyday. It makes everyone feel good.
Note, I'm not saying that EVERYONE who dislikes Obama is racist. I'm saying the ones taking the bait -- these foolish ads that McCain has out. We learned this from Hillary's campaign. People who would rather not admit they'd never vote for a black man need something to buy and McCain is selling.
Who are the ads targeting? I'd say Appalachia, the so-called "lunch box" workers. Remember them?
The smart people, the folks who aren't racist, oppose Obama based on policy and they don't need an immature TV ad to hang on to. They can argue based on the issues.
Too bad for McCain there won't be enough racists to tip the election.
Here's a new video that shows that McCain was planning to attack Obama if he HAD visited the soldiers in Germany. He would've been attacked for precisely the reason Obama decided not to go.