WASHINGTON — A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the “super PAC” era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from.
Timed to upend the Democratic National Convention in September, the plan would “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do,” the strategists wrote.
The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign.
“The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics.
“Our plan is to do exactly what John McCain would not let us do: Show the world how Barack Obama’s opinions of America and the world were formed,” the proposal says. “And why the influence of that misguided mentor and our president’s formative years among left-wing intellectuals has brought our country to its knees.”
Obama's chickens are coming home to ROOST! Finally! And if Senator John McCain opens his flytrap, someone smack him!
This should've happened 5 years ago. The media, including the far-Left New York Times, has done a disservice to this Republic; ignoring the character and underpinnings of this radical person. For Barack Obama to attain the highest office in the land with little more than his gifted speaking ability, using the amorphous and ambiguous words "HOPE" and "CHANGE" and whatever other claptrap phrases he rose up on, with little else of substance, is one of the worst and most divisive political grandstands this nation has ever witnessed.
There's proof of his inability to cogently lead, evidence that's readily apparent to any except the hardest-line leftist partisans who blindly support him: our miserable economic conditions: the unemployment, the high gas prices, the looming inflation that will be the result of the massive money-printing driven by Keynesian economic policies. The total failure of his middle-East endeavors (Egypt, Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood, anyone?).
Yes, Mr. Obama's past must be as well aired as any other politician's. To have waited this long is a travesty.