Politics

Let's Compare McCain And Obama's Ads

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First McCain put out this ad focusing on Obama’s celebrity…

Now let’s take a look at Obama’s response…which was put out the same day.

Who won? A former McCain aide has an opinion.

Personally, I think McCain’s ads just opens him up for Obama to get the “same old politics” jab. And that meme will stick to McCain if he’s not careful…not a good thing in a year about “change.”

Food for thought…

  • http://www.warning1938alert.ytmnd.com Jimmy the Dhimmi

    Listen to this audacity from Obama:

    “They know that you’re not real happy with them and so the only way they figure they’re going to win this election is if they make you scared of me,” Obama continued, repeating an attack from earlier in the day. “What they’re saying is ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency, he’s a got a funny name.’”

    I’ve been waiting for McCain to issue a statement on why Americans should not vote for a black man, or that Obama is unfit to be president because he has a “funny name.” When is it going to happen? The only people (other than Barack and Michelle) who have made race an issue so far in the campaign are Ralph Nader, Jesse Jackson, and Clinton bloggers. Obama desperately wants to be a victim so he can fulfill the classic narative of the black man struggling to overcome, in his words, “the white man’s greed.”

    Meanwhile, in Obama’s own ads, what does he emphazise most? ‘Same old politics, same tired campaign tactics.’ If McCain ever accused the Obama campaign of being ageist in their rhetoric, he would have a legitimate point. But then again, does anybody really want another tired, old white man to be president?

  • http://stubbornfacts.us/ Tully

    Obama has been putting that jab in in various ways for weeks.

    Weak attack from McCain, weak reply from Obama. I’m waiting to see better grappling on issues, where the rubber will hit the road.

  • J. Harden

    The absolute best part of McCain’s ad is the flash of Paris Hilton. That was brilliant and will work more than anything in either two of these ads. Barrack Obama = Paris Hilton = Celebritard.

    It works because it is a fear that a significant number of us undecided-moderate-centrists folks have: How much of Obama is the product of left-wing hero-worship totally devoid of real gravitas, fundamental principals, moral clarity, sound experience & judgment…a political porn star…a one-hit wonder…

    Do we really want the presidential equivalent of Toni Basil or Falco running the country? Maybe he’s secretly filming the campaign trail for a kick-butt reality series if he doesn’t make it.

  • Ed in NJ

    The reality is that if McCain is going negative this early, he is desperate. He is attacking to stay relevant He knows he’s looking at a landslide, so he’s spending money on all these attack ads to move opinion polls in his direction at a time when Obama is looking so much more presidential than he is. All the while, Obama keeps shoring up his message, and solidying his ground structure in the individual states, while saving his money for the fall, when people are really paying attention. By that time, the McCain as cranky old whiner meme will be set and he will get crushed by the avalanche of pro-Obama and anti-McCain ads.

  • wj

    The sad thing is, McCain knows how to do better. The John McCain who was on offer in 2000 was vastly more impressive, both as a candidate and as a potential President, than the John McCain we are seeing this year.

    And it’s not a matter of age (at least for me). It’s a matter of what he demonstrably feels is the right way to approach the American people.