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NYT Runs Obama Camp ‘Talking Points’

From our friend Jake Tapper at ABC News:

Obama Flack Accidentally Sends Out Pre-Debate Talking Points

October 15, 2008

“Reminder: These are for staff only and not for distribution,” warns the email.

And then, the spin, accidentally sent to reporters this morning.

“* This is John McCain’s last chance to turn this race around and somehow convince the American people that his erratic response to this economic crisis doesn’t disqualify him from being President.

“* Just this weekend the weekend, John McCain vowed to ‘whip Obama’s you-know-what’ at the debate, and he’s indicated that he’ll be bringing up Bill Ayers to try to distract voters.

“* So we know that Senator McCain will come ready to attack Barack Obama and bring his dishonorable campaign tactics to the debate stage…

“John McCain has been erratic and unsteady since this crisis began – staggering from position to position and trying to change the subject away from the economy by launching false character attacks.”

Compare and contrast the Obama talking points (italicized below) and our previously noted article about tonight’s debate from the New York Times:

What to Watch for During the Final Debate

By Katharine Q. Seelye

October 15, 2008

This is John McCain’s last chance to turn this race around…

Tonight’s debate provides Senator John McCain with his last, best hope of reversing the tide that appears to be running against him.

[McCain has to] somehow convince the American people that his erratic response to this economic crisis erratic response to this economic crisis doesn’t disqualify him from being President.

His behavior during the current crisis — from announcing a brief suspension of his campaign to offering a plan during the last debate for buying up bad mortgages — appeared to have the effect of undermining voter confidence and driving away independents.

Just this weekend the weekend, John McCain vowed to ‘whip Obama’s you-know-what’ at the debate…

Mr. McCain has already vowed to “whip” Mr. Obama’s “you-know-what” tonight.

[A]nd he’s indicated that he’ll be bringing up Bill Ayers to try to distract voters.

At the same time, watch to see if Mr. McCain raises the matter of Mr. Obama’s past association with William Ayers, the former 1960s radical…

The downside of Mr. Ayers for Mr. McCain is that it could reinforce the notion that he is more preoccupied with political tactics than addressing the main topic on voters’ minds — the economic meltdown and the collapse of the value of their homes.

So we know that Senator McCain will come ready to attack Barack Obama and bring his dishonorable campaign tactics to the debate stage.

The Ayers question aside, watch for the degree to which Mr. McCain dials back his attacks, as has he has on the campaign trail.

It looks like the New York Times got the message all right.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “NYT Runs Obama Camp ‘Talking Points’”

  1. Steve

    Mr. Limbaugh is talking about this article as we type.

  2. gipper

    The NYT again carries the water for Obama. No, I would say the Times did more than that. The Times fashioned a pot out of clay, fired the clay, glazed the clay, dug a well, pulled up water from the well, and finally carried the water to their master.

  3. 1sttofight

    I am SHOCKED, SHOCKED I TELL YOU…

  4. wardmama4

    So the election is in the bag.

    So the debate has results before even being done.

    So ACORN is stuffing the ballot boxes with the fake, the dead, the illegal voting multiple times.

    So I guess We The People should just give up –

    Talk about Intimidation to the MAX. Doesn’t this break a law or two?

    And if this stuff happens when Obama is just a candidate – do we really want to see or experience what happens when he becomes President?

  5. curvyred

    According to Barry and company, any question about his “character” are “distractions” and “racist”, reason enough to vote against him, who wants to put up with this crap for the next four years?

  6. Sir Corky

    curvyred,

    Of course its racist to ask a black man difficult questions that he has no answer for other than one which would incriminate him. That’s entrapment!

    Can we claim ageism when someone asks about the Keating 5? Since McCain’s old? And it was like, forever ago?

  7. Jeff Roe

    No way! This could not POSSIBLY be true! There must be some mistake!

    It’s okay, though. If you extrapolate the monthly or annual drop in circulation for about the next 15 years or so, you will see that the NY Times will be closed right around that time due to no sales. It’s inevitable. You see, American is on to you – the rags with the Lib agenda. And we’ve had enough of your hypocrisy and lies. Boo hoo…

    Payback is a b**ch.

    Good luck with all of that.




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