Giuliani's Nasty Robocall for McCain

Lies and distortion from NYC's former mayor left on answering machines in battleground states.

The McCain campaign and the RNC are launching a new robocall effort attacking Barack Obama for being soft on crime and suggesting that he would not keep the streets or families safe.

Readers in Colorado and Wisconsin write that mid-day Wednesday he received a recorded message from Rudy Giuliani that says Obama does not support mandatory prison sentences for certain kinds of crimes like drug offenses and murder. The call, the reader notes, was paid for by the RNC and McCain/Palin '08.

At the same time, a reader in Minnesota writes that she too was the recipient of a call alleging that Obama was soft on street crime and criminals. That call was not automated as it is against state law (the transcript of the call is after the flip):
Sam Stein is a Political Reporter at the Huffington Post, based in Washington, D.C.
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