“But when people suggest that I pal around with terrorists, then we’re not talking about issues.” — Barack Obama, during the 3rd Presidential debate
Barack Obama is deceptively right. They are talking about facts when they bring up William Ayers, not issues. Talk about issues and you can avoid the facts and your lack of judgement. Convincing others to stay on the issues and not make character an “issue” has and will be the strategy for Barack Obama.
Stick to the issues and avoid the facts and you don’t even need a good plan as long as you can identify a problem. Look how far Hillary Clinton got on the health care issue. Never mind that she had 8 years in the White House with Bill Clinton to get something done. Stick to the issue, show you care and promise the world. Just avoid the facts.
Talk about facts and you are accused of running a negative campaign. You are accused of being hostile or grumpy. If John McCain is to pull the election off he has to stick with the facts no matter how much they call it negative campaigning. He cannot out promise Obama. Even Hillary Clinton couldn’t do that.