By now, I am sure that many have begun receiving those viral emails regarding "the real Barak Obama" so you know the swift-boating has begun. And, as per usual, the volume of the right-wing Mighty Wurlitzer noise machine's been cranked up high.
However, Obama isn't going to rollover as Kerry did. Nope. His campaign has already launched a site to put the truth out there. Visit Fight the Smears to fact check what the crazies are touting as fact. Essentially the site says "prove it!"
Example: one email insisted that "Obama wasn't born in the Hawaii, rather he was in fact, born in Africa, not an American at all. Oh, and the state of Hawaii doesn't release copies of birth certificates, so just trust me."
Really? Wanna see the certificate? Follow this link.
Like him or not, Obama isn't going to back down and for me, that's a good beginning for 'change'.
So, if you're unsure of the truthiness of some email, you now have the ability to get the facts. Use it and send the correction to the sender of the original email received. They may not believe you (they rarely do) but at least the truth is in their hands and the decision to believe, or not, is theirs.
And so it goes.