October 28, 2008
By: Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Zogby, Rasmussen, and Gallup all report McCain closing the gap to within 5 points. Zogby had him 12 back, Rasmussen 8, and Gallup 6 in their previous polling. McCain’s use of Joe the plumber, combined with the tax issue, is working!
Unilaterally, John McCain agreed to disarm himself by refusing to use perhaps his most potent weapon in exposing Barack Obama: the Democrats’ relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
The McCain campaign and, at its direction, the Republican Party, have banned use of footage of Rev. Wright from their campaign commercials. Perhaps for fear of being accused of racism, they are not bringing up the single most compromising association in Obama’s past — his close liaison with Wright.