While John McCain and Sarah Palin attempt another course correction in their erratic journey, by turning on the charm campaign in public appearances, their surrogates are conducting the well-worn Republican Campaign of Fear: version 2008 in the Old Dominion.
Thankfully, voters are seeing this for what it is... bigoted and subconsciously racist. The old "people not like you... are out to do you harm". Malarkey!
Virginia Democrats are finally pushing back on typical Republican robo-calling.
Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, from Roanoke, gives Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, some local insight on the tactics of negative campaigning this late in the race.
email from Va Democrats for Obama:
Independent research groups have determined that 100% of McCain's ads are negative, but over the last 48 hours, John McCain and his partisan friends have taken their negative campaign to a new level.
Across the state, voters are concerned about a series of automated calls they are receiving, pushing false, discredited attacks against U.S. Senator Barack Obama, which attempt to distract voters from the real issues facing hard-working families.
Call John McCain's VA Headquarters at 703-297-8900 and tell him that Virginia deserves better than Washington politics as usual.
If the McCain Campaign had its way, it would have you focus on misleading attacks instead of your retirement, your children's future or the cost of a gallon of gas for your car.
Maybe that's not surprising. McCain voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time and promises to continue the failed policies of his administration. McCain even has the same guys running his campaign. And his aides said that if the campaign continues to talk about the economy, McCain will lose, so they need to "turn the page" on the financial crisis.
Virginians deserve the truth about the issues they're facing. While Barack Obama has a plan to provide tax cuts for 95% of Americans, John McCain's tax plan will leave out 101 million families. While Barack Obama will provide affordable healthcare for every American, John McCain will tax your health care benefits for the first time ever. While Barack Obama will deliver the change we need, John McCain will mean four more years of the same ideas that got us into this mess.
Its time we get our priorities right, and it's time John McCain stop pushing false information.
Join me in letting him know that we deserve to hear about the issues, not more misleading attacks.
Contact the McCain Campaign at 703-297-8900