Despite polling showing that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is perceived as the more negative campaigner, the Arizona senator told the Albuquerque Journal that his attack on Sen. Barack 0bama, D-Ill., for his longstanding if vaguely defined relationship with unrepentant domestic terrorist/education professor William Ayers has political traction.
"Of course it does," he told the newspaper. "People need to know relationships. The Obama campaign wouldn’t be complaining so much if it wasn’t effective."
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., turned down the newspaper’s request for an interview.