New McCain ad: “Pump”
posted at 12:05 pm on July 21, 2008 by Allahpundit
Possibly the first political spot in history to feature ecstatic cheers for the other guy on the soundtrack. Any ad that leverages the GOP’s advantage on drilling is a good ad, I guess, but this one does too much and too little, neglecting to hammer the Dems on that gas-tax hike they’re flirting with and seemingly blaming the global spike in oil prices squarely on, um, Barack Obama. (Maybe he is omnipotent.) Also, as a simple factual matter, it’s not true that Obama says no to independence from foreign oil: It’s that he wants independence from foreign oil exclusively through a costly transition to alternative fuels that may or may not work, with no plan to boost oil supplies in the interim in case it doesn’t. To-may-to, to-mah-to?