When John Kerry was Swift-Boated, he refrained from striking back or even defending himself. He felt that doing so would lend credence to the attacks. Unfortunately the American voters did not see it that way.
Obama is not that kind of guy. From what I've seen in the primaries, when he is attacked, he is not satisfied with just defending himself.
Palin stepped over the line yesterday, overtly casting doubt on a fundamental core of Obama's value system. His patriotism.
Referring to Obama, she said, "this is not a man who sees America as you see it, how I see it...Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."
They are playing with fire. The McCain-Palin campaign is throwing stones from a very precarious position and they should know better.