Desperate for traction, John McCain has gone sharply negative and Rovian. NY Times claims some Republicans worry about the tactic. Hard to believe, since negativity has been the mother’s milk of the GOP for so many years. But if you read closely you find that what they mean is that McCain should pretend to be a nice guy and let others do the slashing. Oh.

NY Times editorializes on the nasty turn of events.

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PS — Dems should not take heart from this. Negative has worked before. And there are signs aplenty that Obama hasn’t closed the deal with swing voters.