The fact that the McCain/Palin camp have decided to launch a huge negative campaign against Barack Obama’s character rather than the issues makes me wonder if the new polls have the Republican camp running scared. In this clip, Sara Palin addresses Obama’s relationship with “domestic terrorists” in a speech she delivered in Carson, California on Oct 04.
Additionally, here is the ad being run by the American Issues Project, which is not a part of the McCain campaign. Regardless of who is running the ad, Palin is using this sort of tool and propaganda in her speeches.
It is understandable why the McCain group is worried, according to the latest electoral maps it appears that Obama is sitting with a lead. The Michigan race appears over for McCain, and this is something that probably contributes to a huge stress for the McCain campaign. Here is a look at the issues facing McCain with data from MSNBC:
The reality of the situation is that the American public is watching, and last week’s Presidential debate (Sept. 26th) did very little to bump up McCain or cause a huge dip for Obama, as this graph shows-
The pressure is mounting, the economy needs rebuilding, and the race must go on. The major element that the McCain camp is pushing for are the undecided women vote, and this is why Palin is out and about in full stride. There is a visible push when watching Palin speak that she is trying her hardest to push the down home, mother, soccer mom/hockey mom feeling, which for many undecided voters may appear to be a breath of fresh air, but for others it can give the feeling of friendship and likeability, but lacks in confidence the ability to run a country if need be. It is no secret that many feared that Palin was going to fall on her face during the debate on Thursday but she did not.
It will be interesting to watch the next weeks unfold, especially with the full negative campaign assault that is coming towards the Obama/Biden ticket. For the most part, the Obama campaign has not hit below the belt, but Palin is very close with her recent statements regarding Obama and his relationship with “domestic terrorists”.