As I predicted over a month ago, someone has released an ad claiming that Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) supports infanticide. Here's what I said then:
On a general campaign note, the Obama camp better have a plan for dealing with his stance on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act. At some point, a 527 is going to release an ad claiming that Obama supports infanticide. It's inevitable. I am sure he doesn't, but hyperbole works in campaign ads, and they don't have to be true to be effective.
This issue has been percolating for a couple weeks, and so far the Obama campaign has yet to come up with an effective response. It's even been briefly mentioned on CNN and also mentioned on FOX News. So, the pin has definitely been pulled from this grenade, but it hasn't exploded yet.
I'll say it again, only this time more bluntly. If the Obama campaign can't find a way to put the pin back in, their campaign is doomed.The ad is by the Black Republicans PAC and has been pulled by YouTube, apparently because it says something bad about Obama. You can see it on the PAC's website, though.