Video: New ads — McCain vs. Romney

posted at 11:49 am on August 30, 2007 by Allahpundit

Poor Mitt. I dig this new spot — it’s goofy and different, and when it comes to campaign ads, like Bill Murray said in Groundhog Day, anything different is good — but it’s bound to be overshadowed by J-Mac’s 12-minute epic about his stay in the Hanoi Hilton. Mitt’s ad actually works in McCain’s favor when the two are juxtaposed: it shows Romney doing something that McCain no longer can because of his sacrifice, a contrast St. John’s camp has been quick to play up this morning.

I wonder if he always planned to roll this out or if he’s been forced to play his biggest card now because his campaign’s in trouble and he desperately needs to boost his image among Republicans. This’ll do it, the stomach-churning bit of narration early on about his famed maverickness notwithstanding. It was smart of him to feature his mother so prominently, too — she’s in her 90s but looks and acts 15 years younger, which should help him with the worries about his age.

Can a purebred amnesty shill also be an unqualified American hero? Sure can. Does that mean he’s going to be nominated? All signs point to no.


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The ad by Mitt! was brilliant.

I’m gonna go through the comments to see if anyone knows why and if not, I’ll enlighten you heathens. ;-)

csdeven on August 30, 2007 at 10:52 PM

Christoph on August 30, 2007 at 12:45 PM

Christoph wins the kewpi doll. Mitts! ad shows him without the polish etc. He did not look plastic or fake. For crying out loud, his hair was actually TOUCHING his forehead!

csdeven on August 30, 2007 at 11:03 PM

A shame McCain didn’t learn that people want to defend the country now, not 40 years ago.

Go home and build the Fence, John.

profitsbeard on August 30, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Politics aside.

The video should be viewed by more people to appreciate what G.I.s (past, present, and future) are doing “For US – not themselves”. As a retired (Vietnam vet) I know what Sen. McCain went through and respect him, with all of my being, for being strong enough to survive.

But we should not confuse ones personal hell with their political will.

MSGTAS on August 31, 2007 at 10:30 AM

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