No, McHack can’t be a referee of every advertisement.
But he could publically disavow lies and smears (emphasis added).
GOP presidential contender John McCain says he canâ€™t control every attack ad aimed at Democrat Barack Obama and fully expects heâ€™ll face a similar barrage, sounding the bell for a raucous general election brawl.
â€œI canâ€™t be a referee of every spot run on television,â€ McCain told the Herald in an exclusive interview. â€œI admire Sen. Obama and his accomplishments, but we all know there are groups who want to attack me.â€
The Arizona senatorâ€™s hands-off posture on attack ads by now-infamous tax-free and unaccountable political groups called 527s marks a softening of his view on the negative campaign tactic – and opens the door to a no-holds-barred five-month scramble.