McCain slams primary opponent over Birtherism

Things get nasty as Arizona Senate race heats up


Alex Koppelman
February 24, 2010 10:49PM (UTC)

Speaking of Arizona and Birthers -- Birtherism is becoming an issue in Sen. John McCain's reelection campaign, in which he's working to fight off a primary challenge from the right.

In an indication of how nervous the McCain camp is about the threat that former Rep. J.D. Hayworth poses to the incumbent, McCain's campaign released a Web video Wednesday that ties Hayworth to Birther leaders Orly Taitz and Philip Berg. It concludes with a narrator saying, "The only difference between these people? Only one is running for the U.S. Senate."

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You can watch the video below. My favorite part of it, of course, is that it uses footage from an MSNBC appearance Taitz made in a time slot I was originally slated for; I got bumped for her. One of the prouder moments of my life.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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