Obama Fights Robocall With Robocall

Wis. appeal decries McCain campaign as 'sleazy,' 'dishonorable'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2008 10:54 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Barack Obama has robotic telemarketers of his own, and he’s using them to complain about John McCain’s robotic telemarketers. Obama will begin blanketing Wisconsin today with a recorded call from “Jeri Watermolen,” who identifies herself as a Green Bay native who once backed McCain, but has flipped to Obama because McCain’s “running a dishonorable campaign,” Talking Points Memo reports.

“Like you, I’ve been getting sleazy phone calls and mail from John McCain,” Watermolen complains, accusing the Republican of using “George Bush’s divisive tactics,” and continuing his policies. “In fact, he hired the Bush strategists whose attacks even McCain once called hateful.”