Every Republican campaign needs someone to semaphore their ugliest messages to the wingnut pundits and to media outlets like McCNN. Mitt Romney kept Eric Fehrnstrom barking on a leash. Too bad he didn't use a choke chain.
John McCain's junkyard dawg is Tucky Bounds. It's his job to get Gingrichian phrases like "partisan rant" and "hysterical diatribe" into circulation.
The wonderful upside of this story is that Obama is hitting the right notes:
“I’m running for president to change course, not to continue George Bush’s course.”It's no wonder the McDuhbya camp is feeling a little sting in their morning newspaper.
“I want to be perfectly clear with George Bush and John McCain, and with the people of South Dakota,” he said at a Watertown campaign stop. “If George Bush and John McCain want to have a debate about protecting the United States of America, that is a debate that I'm happy to have any time, any place and that is debate I will win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for.”