What is untruthful about this ad?
Yes, I know the truth hurts sometimes; sometimes it can be excruciating, as in this instance.
Sen. Barack Obama has launched an all-out effort to block a Republican billionaire’s efforts to tie him to domestic and foreign terrorists in a wave of negative television ads.The light has been turned on, and the cockroach is scurrying for cover. Note that nowhere do Obama's attorneys argue that the ad is untruthful. I don't have time to get into it now, but rest assured that Ayers is but the tip of the crap pile of Obama's "Joe Sixpack" associations.
Obama’s campaign has written the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the “American Issues Project,” the vehicle through which Dallas investor Harold Simmons is financing the advertisements. The Obama campaign — and tens of thousands of supporters — also is pressuring television networks and affiliates to reject the ads. The effort has met with some success: CNN and Fox News are not airing the attacks, and some local affiliates have refused as well.
Obama has also launched his own response ad, directly addressing Simmons' attempt to link him to domestic terror.Ben Smith reports:The project is “a knowing and willful attempt to violate the strictures of federal election law,” Obama general counsel Bob Bauer wrote to Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Keeney last week in a letter provided to Politico. Bauer argued that by advocating Obama’s defeat, the ad should be subject to the contribution limits of federal campaign law, not the anything-goes regime of issue advocacy.
Hey conventioneers-- are you really that happy about your pick?