That’s exactly what Barack Obama said he would do to counter Republican attacks:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl..."
The comment drew some laughs and applause. But it also struck a chord with his Republican rival.
John McCain’s campaign immediately accused the Democratic candidate of playing the politics of fear.
“...Barack Obama’s call for ‘new politics’ is officially over. In just 24 hours, Barack Obama attacked one of America’s pioneering women CEOs, rejected a series of joint bipartisan town halls, and said that if there’s a political knife fight, he’d bring a gun,” McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said in a statement. - Read full article at the Wall Street Journal.