WASHINGTON--The McCain Palin campaign should know by now that once attacked, the Obama campaign swings back. With the McCain camp bringing up Barack Obama's connection with former terrorist now urban educator Bill Ayers--Obama is calling McCain "erratic" (code for age?) and recalling McCain's role in the Keating 5 savings and loan scandal--and linking it to the current economic crisis.
The Obama camp has produced a web McCain-Keating 5 documentary (plays at noon eastern today) and a web ad. McCain's involvement with Charles Keating was a low point of his political career.
Script for the Obama "erratic" spot
Footage of McCain
"From McCain, an erratic response to crisis"
"Out of touch on the economy"
USA Today editorial, 9/19/08
And John McCain? Erratic in a crisis. Out of touch on the economy.