Was the Obama Campaign Duped Into Taking The Gloves Off. Is this wise on their part? I want to open this discussion with no links ... just what we have observed. Let's face it .. Obama has more to lose in a fist fight because he is the lesser known guy. I think he would be wise to stick to the issues and make Mccain look desperate and thus make McCain look bad. The McCain campaign took advantage of Obama's vacation and the Olympics into duping the Obama campaign into a mud fight. I think it's a great strategy and I think the Obama camp needs to show restraint and to stay on the issues. McCain wants to keep Obama defending Rezko, Ayers and all the rest. The Obama people need to put their egos aside or this will turn bad in a hurry for them.