I love this link found in a Buzzflash e-mail: "With Only Dishonor, Poor Judgment, and Petulance on His Side, McCain Goes All Negative in Ads." I couldn't have put it better myself. The link takes you to an article on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire that lays out the McCain campaign's allocation of its $1.3 million weekly advertising budget. (One thing I noticed watching these ads, they've now added some kind of tinkly tune to lighten it up a little when McCain says "I approve this message.")
McCain's campaign ad spending, figures from Political Wire, videos from Youtube: (Warning: Suspension of Disbelief required to watch these videos with losing contents of stomach)
Nearly half a million on "Dome," which attacks "Obama and his liberal allies" in Congress for favoring "massive government."
A little more than half a million on "Mum," which attacks "Obama and his liberal allies" as "mum on the market crisis."
Much of the remaining money on "Overseas," which says that "Barack Obama and his liberal allies are to blame" for jobs going overseas.
The small remainder is going to a positive spot, the "Original Mavericks" ad.
Does the phrase "liberal allies" as used here remind anyone else of the McCarthy era???