“A Clear and Honest View”

Just in case the countless attempts to smear Obama thus far haven’t convinced you yet, a book scheduled to be released this August should make it abundantly clear that the right’s entire strategy for putting McCain in office is to positively bury Obama in mud.

This is my challenge to the right for this election cycle; make a positive case for your candidate.  That’s all I ask.  I want to see how many people can do it because, as seems to be the case, no one seems particularly willing to make a positive case for John McCain.  There were even folks in 2004 that made a positive case for Bush; granted that positive case was nearly drowned out by all the swiftboating in the air, but there were at least people who would say nice things about Bush and give reasons to vote FOR him.

I don’t see that with McCain.

What I do see is the old Swifty machine cranking up again to release “The Case Against Barack Obama” by David Freddoso.

Of course, if you are to look towards David Freddoso for solid, independent, non-partisan, and objective reporting, I wouldn’t hold my breath.  Freddoso currently hails from the conservative National Review Online, first cutting his teeth as one of Bob Novak’s lackeys.  Daddy Freddoso seems proudest, however, of having one of little David’s pieces read by Rush Limbaugh on air; Rush even pronounced the name correctly.  I’m sure there’s a hardcopy of the transcript affixed to the refrigerator door.

But I think the part that really kinda burns me on this is the faux altruistic, concern trolling put forth by one Marjory Ross, who will be publishing the book.  She says, “I think it’s critically important that the country gets a clear and honest view of who is running and what they stand for — warts and all.”

Fair enough.  So when can we expect the McCain hit book to reach the stands?

2 Responses to ““A Clear and Honest View””

  1. that type of politics gone backfire

  2. Bryan says:

    Just like a prison break in Afghanistan should convince us that the Taliban is making a comeback we should similarly be convinced that the publication of a book means that the enire GOP strategy is to smear Barack Obama?

    There are plenty of positive things about McCain, not the least of which is the fact that he is better positioned than Obama to run as the candidate of change (Obama dependably votes party line while McCain has longstanding “Maverick” persona, not to mention Obama’s quadruple backflip with 3/4 twist over public financing).

    What you seem eager to overlook, Kyle, is that in a contest that is effectively down to two people, the positive case for one is legitimately built on the weakness of the other. You may want to categorize Obama’s weaknesses under the heading of “smears”–but isn’t that really just spin if you try to capture all of the criticisms in that box?

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