Concerned that John McCain's support for big government, deep-reaching social programs, and spending money it doesn't have was whittling away at his core, Presidential candidate Barack Obama has spent the last few weeks strengthening his base, giving CNN the approval to report on his connection with terrorist William Ayers and leaking information that the Obama campaign is funding ACORN to get out the vote.
According to the Obama campaign, "we realized voters are being drawn to John McCain's leftist philosophy, message of big brother government, and ignoring the American people. We needed to shore up our base and remind Americans that Obama is a more radical liberal than John McCain."
The tactic seems to be working, with Obama holding a five point lead in national polls, a lead that was up to 8 points a couple weeks ago before kicking off Operation Obamunism.
"I was a little concerned that the rhetoric earlier this year about Obama and William Ayers was just that, rhetoric, and that Obama was a one-trick pony whose only radical friend was Reverend God-Damn-America Wright. But when I heard on CNN that Ayers helped Obama launch his political career and they've worked together in the past, I was relieved. Most definitely this is change I can believe in."
"Indeed, the news from the Communist News Network about William Ayers gives me hope. Perhaps Obama will offer Ayers a cabinet position, hopefully in Homeland Security."
Others, however, are playing a wait-and-see attitude. "Oh sure, Obama may make grand claims that we can't have SUVs or keep our homes at a comfortable temperature, but has he ever pushed such socialist programs through? Or even proposed one? Nope. At least John McCain passed McCain-Feingold and other laws putting restrictions on the Bill of Rights."
"Some people are making a big deal of Obama's roots in ACORN and hiring ACORN to generate bogus registrations. But people, let's not be fooled - those are registrations, not votes. Until Obama can prove he can generate bogus votes and steal this election, I will remain skeptical. In fact, I'm leaning to casting a write-in vote for William Ayers."