08/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Where Is the Love for Barack Obama?

It takes a village...

That's what Hillary Clinton said, of course. But it applies to Barack Obama, too. And what I'm wondering is: Where's the village that should be out there, defending him from attacks by John McCain?

Just look at what happened last week: McCain accused Obama of caring more about winning an election than winning a war. McCain accused Obama of being nothing but a ditzy celebrity. And McCain accused Obama of playing the race card.

Three ugly, nasty, personal attacks that have nothing to do with public policy and should have no place in a presidential campaign.

And what did we hear from leading Democrats? Silence!

Where the hell were they? They all should have been out there: Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein.

They should been out there condemning John McCain and demanding that he apologize and pull his personal attack ads from the air. Instead, by their silence, they seem to be condoning such ads -- and inviting more of the same.

It's important that Democratic Senators start taking on John McCain.

Barack Obama should win this election. But he can't win it alone.

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