I’d say this video gives you as good a glimpse into the man and his family. It’s about 15 minutes long and it’s just very straightforward, non-narrated footage of the time around the convention.

Contrast that, with this…

I know I’ve posted that video before, but I think it’s necessary to point out just how divorced from reality some in the Republican base are these days.

And let’s not kid ourselves…McCain’s strategy of saying Obama is buddies with terrorists promotes these ideas to voters who otherwise wouldn’t have considered them and reinforces with those who already held them.

The only problem now for McCain is it’s backfiring. Because at rally after rally, he is now having to defend Obama’s background at the same time he’s calling it into question. It has gotten THAT crazy.

Think about that for a moment. McCain actually had to tell somebody at one of his rallies that Obama wasn’t an Arab. And so now this is what the media is focusing on. Not Obama’s character, but the characters at McCain’s rallies.

This is where John is at right now. Painted into a corner with his legacy on the line.

Will he continue to attack Obama with the Ayers strategy, now knowing explicitly that it promotes a completely distorted and dangerous view his opponent? Or will he do the honorable thing and admit that winning isn’t worth it if this is how you have to do it.

We shall see…

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