Democrats Target McCain
Democrats have started attacking presumptive GOP nominee John McCain on several fronts this week. The most recent example is a new web video by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that lumps McCain together with President George W. Bush, and vulnerable GOP senators, criticizing their continued support for the war in Iraq.
"Swear" uses news clips of McCain, Bush, and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Sununu (R-N.H.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) discussing long-term support for military operations. All of the senators except McCain face tough reelection contests this fall.
"For a new beginning, enough of Bush. Enough status quo Republicans in the Senate. Enough," the announcer says as the message ends.
"John McCain may be fine with continuing Bush's failed policies for the next 100 years, and Senate Republicans may agree with him, but most Americans couldn't disagree more," DSCC spokesman Matthew Miller said. "They want real change, not Senators who echo the Bush status quo in their quotes and their votes." Miller's comments are similar to comments made last week by Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean.
The DNC is also attacking McCain online. The national party has launched an online fundraising drive in an effort to stop what it calls "a third Bush term," and is publishing a regular series of "McCain Myth Busters" on its Web site.
-- Ed O'Keefe
By Ed O'Keefe |
February 20, 2008; 11:34 AM ET
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