Editorial - Low-Road Express - Editorial - NYTimes.comObama is a Chicago pol, so this can't be unexpected. We know the low road works on Americans.
On July 3, news reports said Senator John McCain, worried that he might lose the election before it truly started, opened his doors to disciples of Karl Rove from the 2004 campaign and the Bush White House. Less than a month later, the results are on full display. The candidate who started out talking about high-minded, civil debate has wholeheartedly adopted Mr. Rove’s low-minded and uncivil playbook...
I expect the GOP to win. I suppose it's the result of 8 years of Bush -- I really can't imagine a better future.
Doesn't matter, I'll fight for Obama anyway. Miracles happen- at least in politics.
Update: There's a risk to playing this game of course. It legitimizes a strategy of pointing out that McCain may have pre-dementia. This ploy has the advantage of possibly being true.