Republicans are betting that, voting records aside, they can foster doubts about how firmly an Obama administration would back Israel against its enemies. On the campaign trail, Sen. McCain routinely has said that as president, he will be the "worst nightmare" of Hamas, a militant Palestinian organization that he has attempted to link to Sen. Obama. "A spokesperson from Hamas said that he approves of Sen. Obama's candidacy," Sen. McCain said May 9, referring to top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef's statement of support for Sen. Obama.
Sen. Obama has repeatedly rejected the nod, telling the Atlantic magazine recently: "They are a terrorist organization, and I've repeatedly condemned them."
Hamas has the Internet. Undoubtedly they know that their endorsement of any American presidential candidate will cost him votes, Jewish votes, American votes.
Hamas virtually endorsed Obama. Obviously, they hope that will cost him votes and that McCain will win.
Why is that? Why would Hamas want McCain to win?
Because under Bush, Hamas came to power. They won the Palestinian election and now control Gaza.
They are doing all they can to help McCain win so that they can increase their power in "Bush's third term."