Senator Obama is telling his followers: "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face."
Oh, yeah, someone getting "in my face" is really going to convince me to vote for Senator Obama...
So much for Mr. Post-Partisan. Bring on the Chicago pol.
Michelle Malkin chronicles the recent trail of bad behavior from the Obama campaign, ranging from the snarky to the thuggish.
Then be sure to read Rush Limbaugh's column for the Wall Street Journal, "Obama is Stoking Racial Antagonism." Rush writes, in part, "What kind of potential president would let his campaign knowingly extract two incomplete, out-of-context lines from two radio parodies and build a framework of hate around them in order to exploit racial tensions?"
He concludes: "Any candidate who employs the tactics of the old segregationists is unworthy of the presidency."
I don't agree with Senator Obama, but once upon a time I really did think he was a different sort of politician, who would at least treat his opponents with respect. That wore off months ago.
I suspect the "new Obama" -- who is actually the old, once-hidden Obama, the one who has spent decades hanging out with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers -- won't wear well with the American public.
Friday Update: Read every word of Ed Morrissey on the above topics: "Rush finally states what the national media has been too cowardly to report: that Obama has a strategy to inject race into this campaign in order to silence criticism, and that he’s willing to lie to do it. It hasn’t been exactly a secret, as the long list of links above will show. He uses language in the general election that he never dared used in the primaries..."