In my mind, these are sorry times when the future of the country and which path Americans decide to take are disrupted by those who want to win at any cost. The Right's well-known smear campaign has now begun since we now know Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee. Although he has been committed to promoting the idea of one America and unifying all groups and interests, the need for a dedicated website to confront the various lies about Obama (including the usual faulty claims that he is a Muslim, he does not say the Pledge or put his hand on his heart, that he has racist statements in his books, and so on) that have been on the Web for some time has been initiated. Check out http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome/.
I suspect this is just the beginning. In the background of the campaign, I can easily imagine Carl Rove and some well-funded staff looking for anything to twist and throw out there to the public, regardless of its truth or any facts that get in the way. Heck, if the Rove gang could spin McCain not being a patriot in South Carolina in 2000 and have people believe that utter nonsense, anything is possible. It is despicable, and I encourage any voter out there to ignore the smears and name-calling from the Right (that will only heat up in the near future) and simply stick to the issues and policies put forth by the two candidates. Do not be fooled by the fringe groups on either side (I am sure groups on the Left and outside of the Obama campaign will respond in kind against McCain...that is just as wrong as what the Right traditionally does).