Stop the compliments

Jarrett

Read Brian's post below about appealing to the electorate's anger. I agree. Why must every speech or valid criticism of McCain begin with "John McCain has served this country with honor and as a true patriot" or "John McCain is my friend and has served his country well…" It's immediately defensive and weak. Could we please call for an Obama-campaign-wide moratorium on flattering remarks about McCain? Obama's criticisms are tepid enough without these defusing preambles.

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