Good for him. This kind of garbage has no place in our political landscape:
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.
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.
The Obama campaign has also released an ad countering this garbage and is going after local stations that run it (psst – Obama campaign. WCPO in Cincinnati ran it Sunday morning during This Week).
I think the most interesting part of this is that the laws to prevent such attacks were part of McCain-Feingold. Does John McCain really think the laws he helped authored don’t apply to him? The sure sounds like George Bush to me. More of the same.