Just because something might be 100% truthful doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s worth getting on your soap box and shouting it out loud, or in McCain’s case, robo-calling folks. By his same standard, it would then be perfectly within the bounds for the Obama campaign to call voters and recount how John McCain cheated on his first wife, who was crippled in a wheel chair, and then divorced her in order to marry Cindy McCain. Or that Cindy has a history of illegal drug use and stole prescription drugs from her own non-profit foundation that provided medical needs for children in developing countries.
The problem here is that these items of information are really irrelevant to McCain’s ability to be President as are the Obama’s past connections to William Ayers. We all make mistakes, we all overlook things maybe we shouldn’t have, we all have times in our lives that we wish we could re-live.
It’s hardly a defense to say these robo calls are appropriate just because they may be truthful. It’s unfortunate John McCain can’t decide to lose gracefully or at least with some shred of dignity in tact.