Obama is smart & expect to be exposaed of his association with terrorist William Ayer, etc, so he wants to attack mcCain FIRST. Innoculate Americans against McCain's ads.
Obama officials call it political jujitsu – turning the attacks back on the attacker.
His campaign is going up Monday on national cable stations with a scathing ad saying: “Three quarters of a million jobs lost this year. Our financial system in turmoil. And John McCain? Erratic in a crisis. Out of touch on the economy. No wonder his campaign wants to change the subject.
“Turn the page on the financial crisis by launching dishonorable, dishonest ‘assaults’ against Barack Obama. Struggling families can't turn the page on this economy, and we can't afford another president who is this out of touch.”
Then Obama says: “I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message.”