Grassroots movements and private business decisions are one thing, but the heavy hand of gub'mint intervention in a national election is quite another. Especially when none of the facts have been denied.
Obama to DOJ: Block 'Ayers' terrorist ad.
The television ad in question can be viewed here.
The television ad is financed by Dallas businessman Harold Simmons & his 'American Issues Project'. Obama's attorney Bob Bauer wrote to Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Keeney at the DOJ to request "an investigation of the American Issues Project; its officers and directors; and its anonymous donors, whoever they may be."
Sounds like strong arms wearing a brownshirt, to me.
So, not only has Obama not denied the facts of the 'Ayers' terrorist ad, his campaign has issued its own television response to that ad.
"With all our problems, why is John McCain talking about the '60s, trying to link Barack Obama to radical Bill Ayers?" says Obama’s ad. "McCain knows Obama denounced Ayers' crimes, committed when Obama was just 8 years old."
The unintended consequences, of course, would be that the DOJ investigate the Obama campaign for its response ad to the ad Obama wants investigated.
McCain’s camp, while not expressly involved or responsible for the 'Ayers' ad, appears to welcome the controversy.