Well, it certainly looks to be the case that the McCainiacs see Michelle Obama as more than just "fair game" in the upcoming election; It would appear that the GOP and their 527 minions are bent on making her THE GAME this Fall.
The GOP rumor-mill has been churning for the last few days with talk of a super-explosive Trinity United piece of video showing her saying things that FOX/Hannity would loop endlessly during a the General Election (à la Jeremiah Wright's much sampled chart topper- "God damn America!").
We know nothing for certain about the tape, or even if there actually is such a tape. In fact, the way Turd Blossom and his crew play their game, they don't even need it to wage a campaign of character assassination by spousal assosciation.
Remember, some of the most effective whisper campaigns have done their damage without ever producing an ounce of evidence (i.e. --ironically---see John McCain in SC in 2000). That may be the case here. The suggestion for now is that this is so big that it's the kind of thing they believe should be saved for later in the campaign, but strangely news of it is being leaked now. Accident?
The original post, from Larry Johnson's blog NO Quarter reads:
"I now have it fromThe GOP (perhaps taking a cue from the Clintons), appears to be preparing to make playing the race card a, if not the, main strategy for taking on Obama. As I alluded to earlier, this one has Karl Rove's pudgy fingerprints all over it, and helps explain why Barack declared his wife off-limits two days ago.
two threefour sources (three who are close to senior Republicans) that there is video dynamite–Michelle Obama railing against “whitey” at Jeremiah Wright’s church. Republicans may have a lousy record when it comes to the economy and the management of the war in Iraq, but they are hell on wheels when it comes to opposition research. Someone took the chance and started reviewing the recordings from services at Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ. Holy smoke!! I am told there is a clip that is being held for the fall to drop at the appropriate time. The last thing Barack and Michelle need is a new clip that raises further questions about her judgment and temperament..."
It is beyond sad that McCain and the GOP are preparing to carve an even bigger racial divide in order to avoid having to face Barack on the issues---a playing field on which they will surely loose.
The good news is that Obama has, as his political strategist, the masterful David Axelrod, who is expert at dealing with just this kind of thing and is in top fighting shape after having warmed up with the Wright/Flag Pin/Appeaser salvo the GOP has already launched. The sad news, really, is that John McCain, who promised to run a different kind of campaign, turns out to just be more of the McSame. Sphere: Related Content