Oh,I like it! Not mean-just facts.
The Obama campaign is directing reporters to an ad it released Wednesday morning that goes at both John McCain's understanding of the economy and (somewhat unusually) his selection of Sarah Palin for V.P.
Titled "His Choice," the spot begins with quotes from McCain admitting his lack of economic know-how. The last one has McCain declaring, "I might have to rely on a vice president that I select" for expertise on economic issues.
"His choice?" the script (no narration) asks -- before cutting to footage of Palin winking at the vice presidential debate. "On November 4th, You Get to Make Yours."
It is considered politically taboo for a presidential candidate to go after a vice presidential candidate. To be sure, much of the ad focuses on McCain's record on the economy. But the inclusion of Palin is indicative of just how large a liability the Obama folks -- indeed, the political community at large -- thinks she has become for the GOP ticket.
Obama Ad Uses Winking Palin (VIDEO)
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Oh,I like it! Not mean-just facts.
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Honestly, I'm surprised that they haven't come out and talked about what a poor choice Palin is before and how crazy a chioce she is for a VP candidate.
If they wanted to do it a long time ago, they'd have so many material to choose from. The could use the entire Katie Couric interview in an ad if they wanted.
Mccain and Palin have gone after Biden on numerous occassions.
I do like ads that use 100% of the opponent's words/statements. They can be more effective.
I think it's best that they let Palin dig her own hole, and now they're just kind of pointing to the hole. We all see how quick Palin is to cry out that she's a victim. (Love the whole idea of a victimized pit bull, by the way.)
Voters have made up their own minds on Palin based on her own words and actions and resume. It didn't take a smear campaign for a huge number of voters to decide that she sucks. Go, America!
And go and vote for the real candidate.
Last edited by Shinola; October 29th, 2008 at 11:09 AM.
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Great ad. The shot of Palin winking speaks volumes.
Although the next time they use an ad with Palin in it, they should use a clip of McCain talking about Obama 'spreading the wealth' and then show the quote about Palin saying they 'share the wealth' in Alaska.
I think this is a mistake. I have really been proud of Obama's campaign and often point to how they do not sink to the same level as McCain's campaign.
More than half of Americans already know that she is retarded and not qualified. Those who don't are either willfully ignorant themselves or are men thinking with their wieners (or both). This won't sway anyone.
If they wanted to "go there" they should have been more subtle. Or better yet, leave the criticism of her to the GOP--let them eat their own.
^^The point of the ad is not Palin. The point of the ad is that McCain has already stated that he doesn't know much about the economy, and he would rely on his VP for economic decisions. And that McCain made a bad decision picking Palin to make his economic decisions.
All the news programs were talking about the sexist treatment of Palin this morning. It is laughable and untrue - she's been treated with kid gloves. And the "news"/pundits are so scared of being labeled as sexist for asking her anything.
There's also all the "negative" v "positive" news coverage "studies. What the pundits can't grasp is that McCain is running a NEGATIVE campaign - are the media supposed to spin the negativity into stories that reflect positively on McCain? That doesn't even make sense.
The Obama ad is not about Palin, per se, it's about McCain stating he has a deficiency and does nothing to address that deficiency in the Palin pick. The Repubs were SCREAMING about Obama's lack of foreign policy and so what did he do? He appointed a VP nominee that is known for foreign policy.
^It's the perfect time to go there. It's days away from the election. Palin has been a disgrace. She said in an interview today that she plans on sticking around after the election. She doesn't want to wave the "white flag of surrender" in any circumstance.
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