Monday, October 6, 2008
The Palin Attack Machine in Florida
Sarah Palin stepped up her attacks on Barrack Obama saying she was "fearful" and "afraid" of Barack Obama and what he might do as President.
Polls show that undecided voters still have some reservations about who Barack Obama is and what he might do as President. Sarah Palin has been on the attack and making Barack Obama's character a central issue of her speeches starting the day after the vice-presidential debate.
And because Palin draws huge crowds and media attention. The attacks seem to be working and getting a lot of media play. Even if many of the news outlets, including http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/06/politics/fromtheroad/entry4503812.shtml, are attacking the messenger rather than reporting on the message.
Still, Palin is successfully taking attention off the economy and the polls and putting it squarely on Obama.
The Obama campaign is blasting back calling the attacks "desperate."
The main attack is that Obama and 60's radical William Ayers are "pals." Ayers formed the anti-war group "The Weathermen" in the 1960's. The group was responsible for the bombings of several federal buildings.
Barack Obama has said the two were not close. The two served on boards together and Ayers was one of Obama's early supporters in Chicago. They shared a stage in 1997 to talk about the juvenile justice system. The forum was put together by Michelle Obama.
These attacks by Palin are not going to let up and they set up nicely the debate tomorrow night between Barack Obama and John McCain. Obama has side stepped the questions about Ayers since the primaries. He may have to deal with them now.
Now you see why they called her Sarah Barracuda in High School.