What exactly is the Republicans' strategy at this point? They've been relentlessly attacking Obama not so much for his policy, but for a board he sat on which happened to include "an unrepentant domestic terrorist," Bill Ayers. Who exactly do they think they're going to convince with this? Obama is already at 50% or above in many recent polls, and it is highly unlikely that anyone who's already an Obama supporter is going to be turned by vague, guilt-by-association attacks. The Dow is down well over 30% in the past 2 years, from its peak of 14,164 on October 9, 2006, and these jokers want us to vote based on a board Obama sat on 10 years ago?
I wonder if McCain will attempt to lash out at Obama on Ayers at tonight's debate. It's clear, based on the first debate, that a boring debate more or less on the issues will do nothing to help McCain, and will probably even hurt him. So McCain has to spice it up a bit, and if he is unable to find a legitimate line of attack, I expect that he will try to pin Ayers on him, and in so doing, if he comes off as "mean", end his campaign.