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Obama's Plouffe makes fund-raising plea to deflect anticipated McCain attacks

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Friend --

In the next 36 hours, the McCain campaign will be pouring millions of dollars -- if not tens of millions -- into negative attack ads against Barack Obama.

Before John McCain accepts the Republican nomination on Thursday, his campaign has to spend every last dollar of primary funds they've raked in from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.

Just yesterday, they aired a new negative ad in 14 swing states. His campaign manager even admitted that all McCain has to rely on is attacks, saying that for them, "This election is not about issues."

He doesn't want Americans to notice that the Republican platform is the most extreme we've ever seen -- opposing stem cell research, denying a woman's right to choose no matter what the circumstance, and continuing to spend $10 billion a month in Iraq.

With so much at stake, we can't allow another election to be determined by petty and divisive political tactics.

Make a donation of $5 or more to fight back against an unprecedented week of negativity from John McCain.

The McCain campaign is trying to distract voters from the real issues -- so we're going to focus on what they're trying to hide.

They've come out against the life-saving possibilities of stem cell research.

They don't even mention protecting equal pay for equal work.

They support huge tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans.

They've almost completely ignored the $10 billion we're spending every month in Iraq.

And they make zero exceptions for a woman's right to choose -- even in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother.

If that all sounds like more of the same, that's because it is. John McCain is offering a third term of the disastrous Bush agenda, so it's no wonder his campaign would choose to focus on attacks instead of issues.

Please make your donation of $5 or more today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/fightback

I know we've asked a lot from supporters like you recently, and many of you contributed just last week.

But the stakes are high, and there are less than 9 weeks before Election Day. It's going to require unprecedented resources to defeat John McCain and bring about the change America so desperately needs.

Thank you for all you do,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


4 Comments

So now we're to believe that actual Obama campaign newsletters and press releases (which is what this letter from David Plouffe clearly is)--we're supposed to believe that that is a substitute for actual news? Whats the matter Ms. Sweet? Couldn't hold back on you support for Mr. Obama? Couldn't come up with a column idea for this week?

Did the Obama campaign have to pay the Sun Times for the advertisement you just published?

This shallow excuse for journalism is exactly why Obama is the Dem nominee. He has all of you liberal media clones doing his campaign work, and you are, by all appearances, more than happy to do it. Shame on you!

YOU CAN CALL OBAMA A LIBERAL IF YOU WANT, JUST
DON'T CALL HIM LATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY!
MCCAIN AND PALIN OFFER AMERICA A BAD CHOICE,
ONE MAN IS TO OLD, AND THE OTHER ONE WE DON'T
KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT!
OBAMA AND BIDEN ARE MEN WHO HOLD LAW DEGREES,
AND THEY WANT TO TRY AND FIX THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE
TO MANY PROBLEMS TO TRY OUT A GUY WHO WAS A
TERRIBLE STUDENT, AND A LADY WHO TRIED 6 DIFFERENT
COLLEGES IN 6 YEARS!
ALL THE POLLS AND POLLSTERS AND TUCKER BOUNDS
CANNOT HELP MCCAIN AND PALIN GET TO THE WHITE
HOUSE!
HOW IS MCCAIN GOING TO HELP OUR ECONOMY?
DON'T WORRY, HE DOESN'T KNOW EITHER!

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