McCain camp memo to King & others: quit it

Rick Davis, Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign manager, has issued a memo and Jonathan Martin of The Politico has the full details.  The intended audience is McCain supporters (and, of course, the media) and the reason this memo was written is because of what Iowa Congressman Steve King and a couple of other McCain supporters have said recently about Barack Obama’s middle name and his heritage. 

A couple of key points from The Davis Memo: 

"Overheated rhetoric and personal attacks on our opponents distract from the big differences between John McCain’s vision for the future of our nation and the Democrats."

McCain "has held himself to the highest standards and he will continue to run a respectful campaign based on the issues. We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards."

Obama, while campaigning Monday in Mississippi, called King’s remarks "inflammatory and offensive."

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