GOP Operatives Ready To Hit Obama (If Only They Had Money)

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A Bible verse taped to a whiteboard in Floyd Brown's office that he uses to track his efforts to attack Senator Barack Obama reads, "That is why for Christ's sake I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties."

Mr. Brown, 47, a 6-foot-6 bear of a man is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Willie Horton television advertisement that helped sink Michael S. Dukakis's candidacy in 1988. Mr. Brown has had much in his career to be delighted about as the source of scores of conservative assaults on Democrats that have earned him their lasting enmity.

Mr. Brown is back to his trade of bludgeoning a Democratic candidate for president, producing an innuendo-laden advertisement that is being televised this week in Michigan, albeit sparsely on cable, questioning Mr. Obama's religious background.

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