We've been waiting for it, and here it is: The Obama campaign launches its first ad hitting McCain for his lying and his mendacious adver-sleazements and slamming his campaign as "disgraceful" and "dishonorable":Howie P.S.: The ad is part of a new thrust by the Obama campaign as described in this video (02:11) from today's online NY Times: "The Obama Campaign Restarts." Obama talked about the problems on Wall Street this morning ("Obama On Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers And Wall Street Crisis"):
The ad will air on national cable and in key battleground states. Though the ad describes McCain's campaign -- not McCain himself -- as "dishonorable," the response, without question, will be POW POW POW.
"The challenges facing our financial system today are more evidence that too many folks in Washington and on Wall Street weren't minding the store," Obama said in a statement. "Eight years of policies that have shredded consumer protections, loosened oversight and regulation, and encouraged outsized bonuses to CEOs while ignoring middle-class Americans have brought us to the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression."Barack Obama
"I certainly don't fault Sen. McCain for these problems," Obama said, "but I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to."