http://www.crooksandliars.com/media/play/wmv/6542 (Clicking on the title of this post will launch the video)
I got this video off of CrooksAndLiars.com I suspect its also on the MSNBC website.
No one accuses Keith Olberman of balance. He is unabasedly a liberal. When I watch his show I keep his filter in mind.
This video is his latest Special Comment and it addresses the direction the campaign can go.
He is clearly outraged at McCain-Palin for their decision to go negative in this campaign and lays out the tit for tat that could come from all this.
Campaigns use negative ads because they work. One of the biggest reasons John Kerry lost in 2004 is the lies told about him in the Swiftboat campaign. No truth to them, but they worked.
But is that really the way we want to elect a President.
The Obama campaign has already posted a 13 minute video about McCain's involvement in the Keating 5 scandal. If McCain wants to continue to question Senator Obama's patriotism, if it wants to continue to distort his record and call him dishonorable, then Senator Obama will respond and talk about Keating and Hagee, and McCain talking about G*(ks, and calling Cindy McCain a C#$t and the way he treated his first wife.
Senator McCain has a choice. Engage on the issue or throw mud, hoping something will stick.
This is not the campaign Senator McCain promised us and its not the campaign we deserve.
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