Obama Campaign Launches LowRoadExpress.com

New Website will Fact check and Correct McCain Campaign’s False Attacks

CHICAGO, IL – The Obama campaign launched a new website, LowRoadExpress.com, to answer the barrage of false, negative attacks launched by the McCain campaign. “The Low Road Express” is a new website that will document and fact check the McCain campaign’s misleading and increasingly negative ads. At LowRoadExpress.com the Obama campaign will correct the record and fact check the barrage of false attacks the McCain campaign continues to launch.

In a March strategy memo from John McCain’s campaign manager Rick Davis, McCain pledged to run a “respectful campaign focused on issues”. In the past John McCain touted his “straight talk” and “civil” campaigning, but there are no signs of that McCain in this campaign.

With fewer than 100 days before Election Day, Senator McCain and his campaign have increasingly resorted to the low road. The tone of the McCain campaign has drawn criticism and disappointment even from loyal McCain supporters. John Weaver, McCain’s former top aide told ABC News that the celebrity ad is “childish,” adding that “The new negative strategy reduces McCain.”

The media has taken notice that McCain, who started off talking about running an honorable campaign, has fallen back into negative attacks and false statements.

  • The New York Times says that McCain’s campaign is turning into the “Low Road Express,” saying that “the candidate who started out talking about high-minded, civil debate has wholeheartedly adopted Mr. Rove’s low-minded and uncivil playbook.”
  • In Florida, the St. Petersburg Times says, “The Straight Talk Express has taken a nasty turn into the gutter,” and that McCain has gone “from ‘straight talk’ to a smear campaign.””
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer, in cooperation with The Canton Repository, The Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch and Dayton Daily News denounced the new McCain ad comparing Obama to celebrities as “dubious” and rated it a zero out of 10 with zero being misleading and 10 being truthful.
  • “With fewer than 100 days before Election Day, Senator McCain and his campaign have increasingly resorted to the low road,” said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe. “Given our enormous challenges from energy and healthcare to our economic and foreign policy challenges, the American people deserve a serious debate. Instead all we’ve been getting from the McCain campaign are misleading attacks and Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. All of the time the McCain campaign spends attacking Barack Obama is time they are not focusing on helping American families meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

    The Low Road Express is a new website that will document the McCain campaign’s false statements and negative attacks. At LowRoadExpress.com the Obama campaign will correct the record and fact check the barrage of false attacks the McCain campaign continues to launch.

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