So McCain is running this ad in response to the VP nomination. They had this ready pretty fast so you can bet they expected HRC would not be the pick a while ago. In any case, this is a pretty transparent attempt to split the Democratic party. It's one thing for a party to squabble among themselves but I wonder what the reaction will be to this kind of unsolicited meddling from the GOP. I expect this ad will be responded to in the convention speeches. There will be lots of references to "unity." I imagine that will be the theme of Hillary Clinton's speech.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Of course the Obama campaign is coming out of the summer vacation swinging too. They're running this ad called "seven" and this ad called "out of touch." I like the second one better. I especially like the shots of McCain and the elder Bush driving around the preferred conveyance of confused, rich old men, a golf cart. The slack jawed, drooling look on Bush's face is great! It also does a better job of contrasting the way McCain lives and views the economy with the way most Americans live and view the economy today.
This ad is a cute bit of targeted attack. They call it "backyard" but they really should have called "exploiting NIMBY." It depicts McCain opposing nuclear waste transits through his state but supporting them in Nevada (a state that is looking increasing purple).
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 5:58 AM