Posted by | January 20, 2008 11:53 | Filed under: Top Stories

I’m talking about those who back and conduct “robo-calls”, those automated calls used to smear political rivals.

The automated calls—up to one million have been made in South Carolina alone—allege that John McCain wants to conduct research on “unborn babies” and that Mitt Romney set up “sanctuary cities for illegal aliens.

Turns out some of those making calls are Huckabee donors. And, although, the Huckster has denounced this practice, he hasn’t asked those doing it to stop. But he isn’t the only candidate whose supporters are using these reprehensible tactics.

An Oregon pollster who organized a pro-McCain phone survey has been subpoenaed by the New Hampshire attorney general’s office, which wants to know who ordered the survey. According to a script obtained by an Oregon TV station, the pollsters asked voters whether their views would be affected if they knew Romney “got the Mormon Church” to help him avoid the Vietnam War. by contrast, the poll noted that McCain’s son, a Marine, is serving in Iraq. (Operators are instructed to pronounce it “eye-rack.”) The pollster, Bob Moore, told NEWSWEEK that he plans to fight the subpoena and keep his client secret. He insists his phone poll was a legitimate exercise in “message testing.”

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