From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Liberal blogs reported on a Giuliani robo-call (audio here) that accuses Obama of not being for "mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, drug dealers, and murderers." Readers told the blogs it is making the rounds in at least Minnesota and Colorado.
A viewer calls First Read from Virginia Beach to tell us that she heard the call this afternoon also. The woman, who said she is a registered Republican voting for Obama, added that today she got a mailer paid for by the Virginia Republican Party hitting Obama for his connection to Ayers. It features menacing photos of both men, an FBI Wanted letter with Ayers' mugshot and a mug shot of Ayers with a photo of Obama next to it. (We'll post when we have the link.*** UPDATE *** Here's the mailer.)
Here's the Giuliani robo-call script:
Hi, this is Rudy Giuliani, and I'm calling for John McCain and the Republican National Committee because you need to know that Barack Obama opposes mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, drug dealers, and murderers.
It's true, I read Obama's words myself. And recently, Congressional liberals introduced a bill to eliminate mandatory prison sentences for violent criminals -- trying to give liberal judges the power to decide whether criminals are sent to jail or set free. With priorities like these, we just can't trust the inexperience and judgment of Barack Obama and his liberal allies. This call was paid for by the Republican National Committee and McCain-Palin 2008 at 866 558 5591.