But the star of the show was the ancient Herbert Romerstein, who once plied his trade for the Un-American Activities committee. "We decided to start going back and seeing what things influenced him even before he was born," Romerstein announced without a trace of irony, before tying Obama to the Communist Party of the 1930s in Hawaii and Soviet spies on the island. "This is the atmosphere that young Barack Obama grew up in."
I assumed that of course the right wing loonys would spread bizarre and inflamatory smears about Barack, but I guess I assumed these smears would have something to do with things that happened while he was actually, ya know, ALIVE.
If this is the best they can do, then they haven't got much.
Actually, this is a point worth noting. Despite claims that in some way Barack has not been "vetted" - this man has received one of the most thorough testings of any politician in history. Both the vaunted Clinton research team and the attack dogs of the GOP have been digging and digging to tie Barack Obama to anything scandalous or offensive. And the result has been astonishingly thin on the ground; the best that anybody has been able to come up with is statements or actions by people Barack is aquainted with - nothing at all that touches him directly. Could it be that we have actually identified that rare beast - a sincere politician free of corruption?
Now THAT's change I can believe in.