Sunday, October 12, 2008


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by: Michael Winship, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

McCain supporter in Ohio.
Michael Winship believes that John McCain and Sarah Palin's manipulation of fear and anger to rally supporters against Barack Obama threatens to "overrule basic common sense and decency." (Photo: Tony Dejak / AP)

And so it has begun. The final month of the presidential race, the campaign that feels as if it commenced some time during the Coolidge administration. And as we slide into these last weeks, what we all feared is coming true. Just when you thought the bottom of the swamp had been scraped, sludge gurgles up from the primordial ooze. This is the endgame, the ugly stuff, meant to assassinate character and distract the electorate with foolishness as our financial house of cards flutters away into the uncertain winds of whatever's left of the global economy. "It's a dangerous road, but we have no choice," a "top McCain strategist" told the New York Daily News. "If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we're going to lose." READ MORE HERE»

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