Barack’s Chicago Machine

22Sep08

McCain has started to go after Barack for being a Chicago machine politician. This attack on his friends doesn’t mention the worst of them, other than Tony Rezko, but it does start down that important path.

“Barack Obama,” an announcer intones, “born of the corrupt Chicago political machine.”

The ad quotes Obama saying, “In terms of my toughness, look first of all, I come from Chicago.”

Then the announcer continues:

“His economic adviser, William Daley. Lobbyist. Mayor’s brother.

His money man, Tony Rezko. Client. Patron. Convicted Felon.

His “political godfather.” Emil Jones. Under ethical cloud.

His governor, Rod Blagojevich. A legacy of federal and state investigations.

With friends like that, Obama is not ready to lead.”

During a conference call with reporters, Steve Schmidt, a top McCain strategist, said the TV ad was a “real buy” that would air nationally and “will air across the depth and breadth of the battleground states.” Schmidt also belittled the media for not providing a “symmetry” to their probing of Obama’s background compared to the scrubbing that the team of McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has received.

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One Response to “Barack’s Chicago Machine”

  1. 1 Anonymous

    This is exactly what the American people, who have not been following this incredibly long campaign, need to see and hear. Next the Rev., Bill Ayers, and the rest of Obama’s fine, up standing, citzen friends will need lots of air time too.


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