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Everyday a New Attack

Is it only me or has the McCain camp based their whole new strategy on criticizing Obama everyday? The headlines for the last week have been:

1.  McCain accuses Obama of skipping injured soldiers to hang out with foreign leaders

2.  McCain accuses Obama of Paris Hilton likeness

3. McCain accuses Obama of playing politics with race (seems ironic next to accusation #1)

The Republican/Karl Rove (I exposed a CIA operative and got away with it) playbook seems to only focus on attacks. It’ll be interesting to see if all this bashing pays off or if people tire of it.

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