Desperation is in the air, and The Chicago Machine’s ugliness is just starting to get ginned up. They’ve already all but accused Romney of being a “felon” and of murdering Joe Soptic’s wife, but now that the polls are moving against Obama – and the President’s closing argument has been reduced to Big Bird, binders, and bayonets – President Obama’s about launch his own personal freak show starring Jeremiah Wright, Gloria Allred, and Andrew Sullivan.

It all started over the weekend, when former Democratic San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown let the cat out of the bag about Obama reaching out to his 20-year mentor, the racialist demagogue and America-hating Jeremiah Wright:

If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.

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