Why Doesn't McCain Fight Back?


The headline over Harold Ford Jr.’s Washington Post column was, “Will McCain Do Anything to Win?” The former Democrat congressman, who lost a bitter race for senator in Tennessee, insisted that McCain was attacking Obama “in harsh, personal terms” and smearing him. But this is patently absurd. Indeed, on page 8 of the same edition of the Post was a story headlined, “McCain Mum on former Pastor,” on how the Republican presidential candidate has avoided mentioning Obama’s spiritual adviser for 20 years – the racist anti-American preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who believes Soviet disinformation that the U.S. Government manufactured the AIDS virus to kill black people.
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