Daily Archives: October 13, 2008

Gideon Rachman

It has now become a commonplace in the New York Times and the Washington Post that John McCain is fighting a dirty campaign. And it’s true that McCain has certainly run a lot of negative ads.

But, in one crucial respect, I think he has been very restrained. He has not gone after Obama over his long association with the Reverend “goddam America” Jeremiah Wright. Even the “pitbull in lipstick”, Sarah Palin, has banged on about the much less significant figure of Bill Ayers – while barely touching the Wright stuff. Read more