The slob Tim Russert set up the swiftboat attempt by raising the issue of Louis Farrakhan (who had to know that he would hurt Obama with his "endorsement"). F@ck Louis Farrakhan!
But how did this even become an issue?
Clinton and her media allies brought this up as a way to:
#1. Drive a wedge between Obama and Black Americans... by putting him in a position to "reject" Farrakhan (a man who many negroes love).
#2. For the purpose of fearmongering...to peel White support away from Obama.
This was a swiftboat (political) assassination attempt on Barack Obama.