After 9/11 Truce, Name-Calling Back On

McCain 'out of touch,' Obama ad charges; Dem 'disrespectful' to Palin, Mac counters
By Dave Arnold,  Newser User
Posted Sep 12, 2008 2:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hours after making a joint appearance at a memorial ceremony for the Sept. 11 attacks, John McCain and Barack Obama unleashed harsh new attacks of their own, reports the Chicago Tribune. With the McCain camp blasting Obama as desperate and “disrespectful” to Sarah Palin, the Obama campaign made a renewed effort to paint the 72-year-old Arizona senator as old and out of touch.

"Things have changed in the last 26 years. But McCain hasn't," says a new Obama ad. "He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an email." Meanwhile, a McCain offering released this morning declares Obama "was the world's biggest celebrity, but his star's fading. So they lashed out at Sarah Palin."