He promised he wouldn't do it. But when he fell 9 points behind Barack Obama, John McCain changed tactics and let loose the campaign ad attack dogs.
Ads that attack the character of Barack Obama. And guess what? The attack ads are working.
Latest poll indicates that McCain has erased the bump in the polls Obama got from his foreign trip. And that the campaign is a dead heat.
The sad reality of campaigning is this. A candidate may really want to take the high road. But in politics, seemingly nice guys finish last.