He said he was going to take the gloves off and today he did landing quite a few body blows and uppercuts directly on Obama and those who caused this mess. He needs to hit hard and fast in this the final round of a long drawn out fight. He needs to add more muscle to the attack by tying Obama to ACORN and their work to force banks to make the bad loans that are directly behind this mess. Part of Obama's work as a young attorney was training ACORN workers in Alinsky style tactics to use against banks and he even helped by suing Citibank on their behalf, one of his very few accomplishments he can't talk about.
Barack Obama is lying to the American people and it is up to John McCain to expose those lies. John McCain fought for tighter oversight in 2006 while Barack was silent while his fellow Democrats blocked all attempts to reform Fannie and Freddie. Barack is bought and paid for by those corrupted mortgage giants, receiving more money from them in just three years than any other Senator besides Chris Dodd the Democrat in charge of the Banking Committee that is supposed to oversee them. Obama has collected almost as much from them in three short years than Dodd has in ten. In fact Obama chose one of the CEOs of Fannie responsible for cooking the books and drawing huge bonuses as a result, Jim Johnson, to head up his VP search committee. Penny Pritzger, his campaign finance chair, ran a Chicago bank than made millions in sub-prime loans they then sold to Fannie and Freddie at a profit. Obama is right smack dab in the center of this mess whether he wants to admit it or not and is not the one to lead the country out of this financial uncertainty.
Not only does McCain need to hang this albatross around Obama's neck, the rest of the GOP needs to hang it around the necks of their Democrat opponents in every district around the country.