McCain Lauds and Attacks Obama in Same Day - NYTimes.com:
MSNBC's First Look blog reports on this here and here. And The Agonist has New McCain Ad Slams Obama on Ayers, Economy. Take a look at this from Last of Our Kind Blog.
"When a man told him he was “scared” of an Obama presidency, Mr. McCain replied, “I want to be president of the United States and obviously I do not want Senator Obama to be, but I have to tell you — I have to tell you — he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.” The crowd booed loudly at Mr. McCain’s response."
Daily Kos has a rather objective post about all this in Is McCain Losing It? No... Seriously..
The McCain campaign is about nothing now other than doing anything to win. Winning means doing and saying anything to knock Obama regardless of the truth, regardless of what it will mean to govern after the election. McCain has now shown - to me - that he has no purpose in life other than being President. He is not fit for the job.
Harold Ford, Jr. writes this in today's Washington Post under the headline Will McCain Do Anything to Win?:
And Obama says:John McCain has to make a choice over the next 3 1/2 weeks. Will he succumb to base impulses and take the country down a path littered with smears and personal attacks? Or will he focus on the future with straight talk and big ideas? America deserves solutions for its problems. Where are McCain's plans to replace the 750,000 jobs lost since the beginning of the year, to stop our financial meltdown, and to help the families hammered by the prices of gas, food and health care?
"It's easy to rile up a crowd. Nothing's easier than riling up a crowd by stoking anger and division. But that's not what we need right now in the United States. The times are too serious. The challenges are too great. The American people aren't looking for someone who can divide this country -- they're looking for somebody who will lead this country."