Where's Willie Horton When He's Really Needed?

Watch for Bigger Lies From The McCain Camp:
"We're going to get a little tougher," a senior Republican operative said, indicating that a fresh batch of television ads is coming. "We've got to question this guy's associations. Very soon. There's no question that we have to change the subject here," said the operative, who was not authorized to discuss strategy and spoke on the condition of anonymity."

"Robert Gibbs, a top Obama adviser, dismissed the new McCain strategy. "This isn't 1988," he said. "I don't think the country is going to be distracted by the trivial." He added that Obama will continue to focus on the economy, saying that Americans will remain concerned about the country's economic troubles even as the Wall Street crisis eases somewhat."

Floyd Brown: Master mind behind Willie Horton Ads, and
runner up in the Bill (Bubba) Clinton look alike contest.

Didn't we see this in the Spring f 08?

"Also on Tuesday( April 08), Floyd Brown, the conservative ad-man who created the infamous Willie Horton ads in 1988, unveiled an ad accusing Obama and Clinton of wanting to raise taxes and it targeted Obama for supporting drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

That spot came a day after Brown unveiled his first attack ad, which seemed to try to blame Obama for several gang-related murders in Chicago after he had voted against a proposal to impose the death penalty for gang related crimes. The ad quoted an editoral describing the murders as "urban terrorism" before displaying a picture of Ground Zero and questioning Obama's toughness in the war on terror. The narrator says the editorial demanded action on gang violence, but it was written more than three months after the bill it references, which was vetoed by the Illinois governor.

Obama's campaign released this fact check discounting the ad's contentions.

Floyd Brown and David Bossie: Back in the Swift Boat captain's chairs

"Brown recently told Time magazine that "he had established several other front groups to fund a long-range effort to erode Obama's support, including a second PAC, called The Legacy Committee, a 527 organization called Citizens for a Safe and Prosperous America and a so-called "social welfare" 501(c)4 nonprofit called the Policy Issues Institute."

Bossie told Newsweek that he was "assembling material for TV spots about Obama's ties with [Bill] Ayers, a Chicago professor and unrepentant former member of the Weather Underground, a group that bombed several government buildings to protest the Vietnam War."

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