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AC360 Senior Producer
They both tried to take the high road…. or said they would, anyway.
John McCain once promised he wouldn’t engage in personal attacks on the campaign trail. But his attacks on Barack Obama, and not just on his policies, apparently have worked, contributing to Obama’s slip in national polls from a 9% lead to just 1% now, according to CNN’s poll of polls.
And now the Obama campaign has seen the light: not only does negative campaigning work; in presidential elections, recent history suggests it’s the way to win.
The Obama campaign has quietly launched attack ads in key local markets, while running positive ads nationally—and more visibly for the press. And after fretting among supporters that he has been too soft on McCain, Obama is now talking tougher on the stump.
We’ll look at this turn to the dark side by both candidates tonight.
We’ll also examine the McCain camp buzz about Lieberman, the Democrat. What’s that about?
And what do you think? Please let us know. Thanks.
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