The problem with making the case for Barack Obama’s radical ties to William Ayers, Acorn and Antoin Tony Rezko in the debate is, of course, the format and time restraints. John McCain needs to answer the moderators question, make the point he needs to make and fend off the Barack Obama curve balls all in 2 minute bits. A very tall order.
There is a very simple way to do this. You make your quick points and you refer people to your website, which should be set up with the facts and sources for those facts. He needs to make the point that I made about how it is hard to tie all this together in 2 minute’s time and refer them several times to his site.
The facts are available. I’ve heard candidates refer people to their sites before. Most people don’t go because those sites or nothing more than bios and fluffy promises that can’t be kept. I just visited John McCain’s site and there just isn’t much there yet of substance regarding Barack Obama’s associations.
In this case, John Mccain can tell people that he has clearly laid out the truth on his site for whoever really wants truth. He can use mainstream media sources for the facts. He just has to extract the facts from the other 95% of the news article(s) which basically go on to make excuses for Barack Obama. McCain just needs to keep it organized and perhaps put out a press release which also ties everything together. Think about it – how many visits would he get to his website if he plugs it during the debate and makes it sound worth visiting? McCain needs to think out of the box given that Barack Obama has a lot more money to spend than he does.
McCain doesn’t need to attack Barack Obama. People can decide whether this is someone who is easily deceived by corrupt anti-Americans or whether he really subscribes to it all. Does it really matter that much? Who wants someone who can be fooled that easily? Barack Obama wants to talk to people like Ahmadinejad without preconditions. This could be the start of a good friendship. He can come back with a treaty and tell the American people we can work with the Hitler of our time. A fairytale ending… Or an ending where history, as it so often does, repeats itself.
One thing is for sure – John McCain needs to somehow get this stuff out and peak the interest of the American people, especially the undecideds. I think about 50% of the undecided vote is oblivious to all of this. Forget the Ayers connection and Acorn voter fraud, I don’t think a lot of these people even know about the racist anti-American preacher that Barack Obama attended for 20 years. The one that married him and his wife. The one he said he couldn’t disown – right before he disowned him.
The truth is, given his radical associations, we don’t know if Barack Obama is a Christian Obama or Islama Obama. We knew very well that Mitt Romney was a Mormon. For some reason that was important, but this isn’t. We also know that Barack Obama’s preacher was not a preacher of the Bible most Americans believe in. So what does Obama believe? Of course we don’t know for sure, but John McCain could put that Jeremiah Wright video up on his site along with the other facts on Obama’s dealings with Ayers, Acorn and Rezko.
John McCain could possibly still win if he doesn’t go hard after these associations, but it will be a tall order. Given that there are less than 3 weeks left, there is no time to depend on the media to report the facts with any sense of fairness and decency. History says the media will fall on the ball and cover up for all they are worth and just try to run out the clock.
“Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon.”
“I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
— William Ayers
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.”
— Michelle Obama
“Not God bless America. God damn America!”
— Jeremiah Wright (pastor and spiritual guide to Barack Obama)