With all the ugliness that's coming from the McCain camp and rogue affiliate GOP groups, Rachel Maddow is wondering whether Barack Obama will explicitly respond to the attacks... beyond his comments during Wednesday's debate. Obama campaign co-chair, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, says Obama may fight back, "But never with personal attacks. It's just not what America needs right now." In addition, Maddow is totally obsessed with the fact that Obama said "spanked" yesterday when he cautioned supporters that "I've been in these positions before where we were favored and the press starts getting carried away and we end up getting spanked." Rachel repeated it at least twice yesterday, and after the first utterance she added, "Mrow!!" Heh. Clip above. The Day After [MSNBC]