Senator John McCain ran a television ad lying that Obama favored "comprehensive" sex education for kindergartners ;when Barack Obama favored a bill that would have warned kindergartners about sexual predators and improper touching!
Senator John McCain lied when he falsely accused Barack Obama of referring to Sarah Palin when he said McCain's effort to repackage his economic policies was putting "lipstick on a pig"; when it was obvious what the reference was all about! Senator John McCain made a deliberate attempt to change the subject from Palin's lack of fitness for the job and the recklessness with which McCain chose her.
Senator John McCain lied when he falsely accused the "élite media" of spreading rumors about Palin's personal life when in actuality the culprits were a few bloggers and the tabloid press!
Also let us not forget about the rumored sexual affair between Senator John McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman in a recent New York Times story about Senator John McCain’s connections with lobbyists. Take for example the Keating Five scandal in 1980’s when Senator John McCain intervened with federal regulators on behalf of crooked Savings and Loan operator Charles Keating after Keating and his associates had poured some $112,000 into Senator John McCain’s campaign coffers.
Senator John McCain's campaign also lied that his staff “met with public broadcasting activists from the Pittsburgh area” who opposed the Paxson acquisition. But Jerold Starr, the co-chairman of the Save Pittsburgh Public Television Campaign, who led the activist opposition, said flatly that “It never happened.” According to an ABC News report by Avni Patel, Starr said “we had no idea that McCain had any interest in our local matter.” Starr further condemned as “a bold face lie” the assertion by the McCain campaign that the opposition, like Paxson, was seeking to expedite the stalled FCC proceedings. “The longer it took, the better our chances were,” Starr said. “It meant that the FCC was paying serious attention to our complaint.” Senator John McCain was not advocating for the common good in these cases.
One commentator has this to say about the lying-abilities of Senator John McCain, "like so many of John McCain's critics, I find myself astonished at the sheer brazenness of the lies he tells". There is no way a truthful Republican can be elected in 2008 judging from the deep hole the inept George Walker Bush has sunk the Republican brand. McCain wants to win. Therefore he lies. In the past, Senator John McCain might have gotten away with lying occasionally but not this time, especially in view of the blatant and brazen lies he has safely woven himself with. Senator John McCain's campaign just settled upon one serial lie after another because the precarious political reality he finds himself demands that if he is to win he has no choice but to lie!