His campaign began a $70 million dollar last ditch effort to turn the tide today. It includes hundreds of thousands of phone calls - both robocalls and live volunteers - following this script:
"Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC (Republican National Committee) because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayres, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans. And Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they take control of Washington. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the judgment to lead our country. This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500."
"Hello, I'm calling you back on behalf of the people in this country who have a brain, investigate your lies, half truths, and smears, and are sickened and insulted by your choice of a woefully ill equipped VP candidate who enjoys inciting crowds with hatespeak and abusing the power of her office. We know you are in bed with religious leaders who have called for a second holocaust and blamed New Orleans for pissing off God and sending Katrina to spank them. We know you consort with criminals named Keating and Liddy. And we know your running mate sleeps with a man who for years belonged to a group of folks whose mission is to have Alaska secede from the United States. In fact, we have all seen the video of her telling them to "keep up the good fight" in her video greeting to them this year. Republicans, such as yourself, are responsible for a war with no end that should have never had a beginning, the complete mortgaging of our children's futures, and the fact that the world views our country as a punchline. John McCain, even if we only go by your picking of Palin, you do not have the judgment to lead our country into anything but continued strife, danger, and financial ruin. This call was paid for by People Who Have Got You Figured Out And Wouldn't Piss On You If You Were On Fire. Thank you."