The "Straight Talk Express" has crashed and burned.
TIME MAGAZINE: "Now he is responsible for one of the sleaziest ads I've ever seen in Presidential politics"
NEWSWEEK: "...false and misleading claims.."
NYT: "...widely panned as misleading."
CBS NEWS: "...proven false."
But I can’t think of any precedent, at least in America, for the blizzard of lies since the Republican convention. The Bush campaign’s lies in 2000 were artful — you needed some grasp of arithmetic to realize that you were being conned. This year, however, the McCain campaign keeps making assertions that anyone with an Internet connection can disprove in a minute, and repeating these assertions over and over again.