McCain has a new strategy. It seems like I write that sentence every week or two. Marc summarizes it nicely:

We've heard for months that Barack Obama was an empty-handed, idealistic neophyte. Now, John McCain's election strategists in Arlington want to transform him into a scheming insider-urban-machine politician. Beginning with a television "ad" that questions Obama's relationship to machine fixtures and continuing with surrogate attacks and research hits, the goal is to undermine Obama's reformer credentials during the economic crisis and to situate his ambition, putting him alongside corrupt Chicago politicians.

All McCain has is demonization of his opponent. And he can't even keep his message straight on that one.

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