For weeks now GOP leaders have encouraged McCain and Palin to get tough and reverse the trends favoring Obama and Biden.
McCain's attempt to stress Country First by suspending his campaign to work on resolving the financial crisis only resulted in further erosion of his poll numbers (see Gallup daily tracking poll).
And while the mainstream "news" media has explored every vicious rumor directed at Sarah Palin they have all but ignored the history that Barack Hussein Obama shares with extreme radicals going all the way back to his days in Hawaii.
McCain and Palin are not about to sit still while journalistic malpractice is taking place and American voters are being misinformed about who and what Obama really is.
Palin Accuses Obama of 'Palling Around With Terrorists'
Sarah Palin takes a swipe at Barack Obama for his ties to Bill Ayers, founder of a 1960s radical group.
October 4, 2008
Sarah Palin, using some of her strongest language to date to question the character of the Democratic presidential nominee, accused Barack Obama on Saturday of "palling around with terrorists."
Palin, speaking at a closed fundraiser in Colorado, was referencing Obama's ties to Bill Ayers, a founder of the 1960s radical group The Weather Underground. That relationship was examined in a front-page article in The New York Times on Saturday.
"This is not a man who sees America as you see America, and as I see America," Palin said. "Our opponent, though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect -- imperfect enough that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country. Americans need to know this. ... I think, OK we gotta get the word out. This is in fairness to the electorate we gotta start telling people what the other side represents."
The McCain campaign has indicated it will step up its attacks on Obama's character and judgment in the final month of campaigning.
Palin, for instance, said on Friday that some of Obama's statements on America's foreign policy should disqualify him from being president.
"Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may -- in my world -- disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief," Palin told FOX News. "Some of his comments about Afghanistan and what we are doing there, supposedly just air-raiding villages and killing civilians. That's reckless."
She was referring to Obama's remarks last summer about Afghanistan in which he said: "We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians which is causing enormous problems there."
What About McCain?
McCain Plans Fiercer Strategy Against ObamaYou can count on the same people who have done nothing but rip McCain and Palin apart in the most vicious personal and untruthful way to begin screaming about negative campaigning. But who cares what those liars think! You don't win a campaign this important by playing defense. You win by playing offense. It's time to fight and it's time to win!
"You're going to learn a lot" in next week's debate, Sen. John McCain promised supporters in Pueblo, Colo.
By Michael D. Shear
Saturday, October 4, 2008; Page A01
...McCain hinted Thursday that a change is imminent, perhaps as soon as next week's debate. Asked at a Colorado town hall, "When are you going to take the gloves off?" the candidate grinned and replied, "How about Tuesday night?"
Yesterday in Pueblo, Colo., McCain made clear that he intends to press Obama on a variety of familiar GOP themes during the debate, as he accused the Democrat once again of getting ready to raise taxes and increase government spending.
"I guarantee you, you're going to learn a lot about who's the liberal and who's the conservative and who wants to raise your taxes and who wants to lower them," McCain said.