From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:
(CHICAGO) Barack Obama is taking the gloves off today and going after John McCain in a new ad called "Honor." The ad uses McCain's own ads to argue that he is running a dishonest campaign.
"Honor" begins by quoting McCain, "I will not take the low road to the highest office in this land," but the narrator quickly chimes in, "What happened to John McCain?" After quoting a slew of newspaper editorials that call McCain's ads, sleazy, dishonest, and deceiving, the narrator says, "It seems 'deception' is all he's got left."
The new ad comes just a day after GOP strategist Karl Rove said the McCain campaign has gone too far with some its ads.
"McCain has gone, in some of his ads, similarly one step too far in sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100 percent truth test," Rove said yesterday on Fox News.
The DNC also launched a new web page today to counter claims made in McCain ads as well as on the campaign trail. The site, called "Count the Lies," currently has 51 "fact checks" questioning McCain record and allegations he's made against Obama.