New McCain ad: “The One”; Update: Obama camp filled with heart-ache

posted at 3:06 pm on August 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

A logical progression from the “celebrity” ad, which, as I said yesterday, was just a polite way of calling attention to the (benign) cult of personality on which The One’s appeal rests. McCain can’t accuse Obama of leading a “cult” so he dialed the adjective down to a lower grade of worship. Today he dials it up, accusing him of believing he’s the Messiah while taking care not to accuse his supporters of (necessarily) agreeing.

An occasional goof on Obama every few weeks as part of an ad mix selling McCain’s own brand is all to the good, but this would work best as a contrast (lightweight vs. experience) and lately there’s been, er, no contrast. It’s all “everybody loves Barack,” all the time; needless to say, Maverick’s starting to look obsessed. It also strikes me as not a particularly bright idea to constantly remind people of how beloved your opponent is. But then, what do I know? The “Celeb” ad is up to 1.2 million views and Obama’s polls are down fully nine points in five days, with he and McCain now all even at 44. Dude’s doing something right. Although how he neglected to include this immortal moment of Obama mockery in the highlight reel below is beyond me.

Here’s some background on the part where Barry talks about a light shining down. Was he being ironic? Hmmm. Exit question: What will Josh Marshall see when he applies his secret racial decoder ring to this? Anti-semitism, perhaps, per the fact that Obama’s being compared to a Jewish prophet?

Update: Such is my love for that Hillary clip that I’m going to re-post it as a garnish. For old time’s sake.

Update: Tapper’s cranky about it, and takes issue in particular with McCain’s characterization of what Obama said a few days ago about his popularity having less to do with him than with his being treated as a symbol of America’s return to greatness. Fair enough — but that’s how cults of personality work. The hero at the center is always regarded as an embodiment of some (usually national) value greater than himself. Hence the unbelievable creepiness of those Shepard Fairey posters, juxtaposing a giant image of The One’s face with a single all-capped word expressing some universally adored value.

Update: Here’s the tsk-tsk that was being circulated by the DNC this morning. Let Obama’s numbers drop another three or four points and we’ll see how they feel about negative ads then.

Update: We’ll see how the ad plays with independents, but if our commenters are any gauge, the base will be in raptures. Assuming it does 500,000+ views on YouTube, which shouldn’t be difficult given its prominence on Drudge right now, where does this leave the conventional wisdom that Obama owns the Internet? McCain is simply destroying him lately on viral vid. Which, oddly, makes this a nice companion piece to the GOP’s savvy use of new media to spread the word about the revolt in the House.

Update: Team Barry responds, interrupting their race-baiting to scold McCain once again for ducking the issues.

“It’s downright sad that on a day when we learned that 51,000 Americans lost their jobs, a candidate for the presidency is spending all of his time and the powerful platform he has on these sorts of juvenile antics,” said spokesman Hari Sevugan. “Senator McCain can keep telling everyone how ‘proud’ he is of these political stunts which even his Republican friends and advisors have called ‘childish’, but Barack Obama will continue talking about his plan to jumpstart our economy by giving working families $1,000 of immediate relief.”


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How long before some leftist claims this ad is about race and Barack is “The BLACK One?”

EJDolbow on August 1, 2008 at 3:09 PM

That is one awesome ad

William Amos on August 1, 2008 at 3:09 PM

BEST. AD. EVER.

e/o/t

Vincenzo on August 1, 2008 at 3:10 PM

Free ad time, here this comes.

Vizzini on August 1, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I completely agree. These ads have been wonderful. Now let’s get down to some meatier issues. Gas prices don’t count – they’ll be the least of our problems if Obama wins.

kc8ukw on August 1, 2008 at 3:11 PM

The “coolness” of “The One” is tarnishing very quickly. Even his most ardent followers have to be getting a little tired of the whole thing. It may be possible that by election day, a lot of people will simply embarassed that they were once under his spell.

Star20 on August 1, 2008 at 3:11 PM

McCain will look like he’s having more fun and the Obamessiah will look grumpy and pissed as he tries to fight it.

Good move.

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:12 PM

This may be the ultimate GOP day in the season so far.

Republicans staging a coup on the House Floor, McCain calling Obama the Messiah in a campaign ad.

latest gallup poll shows them dead tied…

WHAT ELSE CAN GO RIGHT TODAY!?

Vincenzo on August 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Hussein is a zero trying to become The One.

Akzed on August 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM

WHAT ELSE CAN GO RIGHT TODAY!?

Vincenzo on August 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM

They bring Firefly back for 5 more seasons?
Angelina Jolie wants to meet me for dinner?
I can remake the prequel trilogy?

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Raaaaacists, all of you!!!! how dare you besmerch the name of the Messiah in such a manner!!

Viper1 on August 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Even from the Hereafter, Charlton Heston helps the conservative movement.

Wethal on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

YES! The Republicans are LISTENING to us. They re getting the message. McCain has someone on his staff who listens to us and he listens to them. Thank the Lord. Now he just needs to pick Sarah Palin. Full steam ahead. Go for the knockout!

D0WNT0WN on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Keep this garbage coming Juan McShame. You’re a desperate, angry pandering old fool. Viva Wetbacks!

DanKenton on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

They bring Firefly back for 5 more seasons?
Angelina Jolie wants to meet me for dinner?
I can remake the prequel trilogy?

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Thats the best idea Ive heard all day!!

Viper1 on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Great ad, tag line at the end is a bit weak, needs a stronger punch at the end.
Bring back Firefly!

redshirt on August 1, 2008 at 3:18 PM

The ending was a little weak but it does a great job of expressing what we’ve all been thinking, and saying.

rihar on August 1, 2008 at 3:18 PM

By far and away, the best Political Campaign Ad in Years!

Oxybeles on August 1, 2008 at 3:18 PM

I laughed hysterically when I saw this ad.

Allah I disagree with your assessment of the ad. I think the goal of it is to turn the blind hero worship of Obama against him. The first ad smartly compares him to a pop star and this one drives home the fact that Obama is starting to believe his own hype. As a one two punch I think they are remarkably effective at sealing the deal on the arrogant and vacuous celebrity comparison.

bj1126 on August 1, 2008 at 3:19 PM

I LOVE it.

Chudi on August 1, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Obama’s humble beginnings! Raised in the Enchanted Forest by Elves!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on August 1, 2008 at 3:19 PM

WHAT ELSE CAN GO RIGHT TODAY!?

Vincenzo on August 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Kate Beckinsale just showed up at my doorstep with pizzas and a keg- and she says she wants to fight Jessica Alba for me!

Chuck Schick on August 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Well where do you think he got those ears?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on August 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM

oh my god thats great but yes this to will be a racist ad because we all know if you dare to question the one you are a racist and are good for nothing but getting thrown under the bus with his granny

Mojack420 on August 1, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Kate Beckinsale just showed up at my doorstep with pizzas and a keg- and she says she wants to fight Jessica Alba for me!

Chuck Schick on August 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM

PPV??

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:21 PM

It’s a good ad when in the context of a large ad campaign. It will get lots of exposure, and drive MSM pseudo-objective reporters, as well as commentators, crazy.

LOVE IT.

ParisParamus on August 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I think Chuck Heston (and Moses) would have approved this message.

RobCon on August 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Lee Atwater must still be alive somewhere. This is GREAT!

D0WNT0WN on August 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM

The gloves have come off and McCain is wearing brass knuckles. I like it.

Theophile on August 1, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Very good, Hillary could have won the nomination with this. But the closing question is off. He is ready to lead people and that’s the problem. He’s leading the Democrats and global masses to an Obama Kingdom, into which voters are going to formally merge America in the fall if they aren’t careful.

The closing question should have been something more along the lines of, “What kind of leader exactly is America looking for?” If you want to play serious hardball though… instead of Britney and Paris, you include images of Marshall Applewhite and Jim Jones.

econavenger on August 1, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Best McCain ad ever, now their cooking !

2theright on August 1, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Is there any precedent for a Presidential campaign ad focusing so exclusively on the other guy?

ParisParamus on August 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Hey, Lexus Liberal, smug, pompus ice princess Lara Logan makes an appearance.

RobCon on August 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM

If Obama or Axelrod whine, the response will “Can’t you take a joke?”

The ultimate public reaction may be, “Obama is a joke. No way is he qualified to be president.”

Wethal on August 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM

But would Firefly be the same w/o Wash?
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Oh yeah, good ad.

artlover on August 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

There’s smoke coming out of those big ears as we speak…

TheBigOldDog on August 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

That was quick. Probably a good idea; the last one really got under his skin, because “O” actually believes the hype. Keep mocking and he may just self-destruct.

Nichevo on August 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

The inclusion of Heston in this add is clearly an attempt by the GOP to scare voters into thinking that Obama wants to have sex with your white grandfather.

Mark1971 on August 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM

They bring Firefly back for 5 more seasons?
Angelina Jolie wants to meet me for dinner?
I can remake the prequel trilogy?

Darksean

Uh, Darksean? You have to be kidding. Angelins Jolie is a hottie, but there is one thing about her that just creeps me the hell out. Billy Bob Thornton. The ick factor is just too strong to overcome.

thekingtut on August 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM

My sense – and I could be wrong – is that McCain’s strategy is to hit Obama with all of this cult-of-personality stuff to keep Obama on the defensive in territory in which he is comfortable (the “fluff” stuff), and then as the summer ends and the general is fast approaching, hit him one on one with content and show Obama as the fumbling doofus that he really is… a debate here and there would certainly help.

D2Boston on August 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM

But would Firefly be the same w/o Wash?

artlover on August 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Well, no. But I’ll take more Wash-less Firefly than no Firefly.

Besides, this is Joss we’re talking about. No one is ever REALLY dead in the Jossverse.

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

Obama does have the soul of a snake oil saleman.

RobCon on August 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

I do like the ad, but I hope (heh) that McCain starts telling people why he’s a better choice than Obama.

artlover on August 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

That ad is better than Lindsey Lohan doing a backwards naked crabwalk through my front door. (Family Guy joke!)

lorien1973 on August 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Is there any precedent for a Presidential campaign ad focusing so exclusively on the other guy?

ParisParamus on August 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Possibly. McCain has to spend so much time going after The One because all that’s being touted by the corrupt old media is His Greatness. No issues, no substance, just hopey hope n hope and changey change n change. Someone has to expose the blatant fallacy of The One’s many gaffes and promises.

NTWR on August 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Actually I should say the voters will be formally creating the Obama Kingdom in the fall if they aren’t careful.

The theme for follow-ups might be a classic theme for all great movies where voters can participate: “Help us stop the vanglorious cult figure before it’s too late.”

econavenger on August 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM

vainglorious

econavenger on August 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Great ad, but it should be the last. Obama’s hubris is killing him, let him do himself in.

obladioblada on August 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

In Iowa Dec, 2007 Oprah Winfrey introduced Obama as follows:

“For the very first time in my life, I feel compelled to stand up and to speak out for the man who I believe has a new vision for America. I am here to tell you, Iowa, he is the one. He is the one!”

I definitely would have put that soundbite in the ad.

Redbird on August 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

An occasional goof on Obama every few weeks as part of an ad mix selling McCain’s own brand is all to the good, but this would work best as a contrast (lightweight vs. experience) and lately there’s been, er, no contrast.

No, this is good. It gets people off of the stupid race thing and refocuses people on the intent of the original “Celebrity” ad. Media pile-on notwithstanding, the public isn’t going to buy the “McCain played the race card” silliness, and following that up with this only reemphasizes the Obama megalomania.

Akzed on August 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Hussein is a zero trying to become The One.

Go away?

DaveS on August 1, 2008 at 3:33 PM

ROFLMAO!!

I love it! I guess it’d not required to have the McCain verbal approval because it’s only going to run on the internet?

Texas Gal on August 1, 2008 at 3:34 PM

Love it, especially the Moses clip. Yes, McCain also needs to have a positive message about himself, but this sort of thing will be very effective, in my opinion.

The ad definitely didn’t need the sonorous question at the end, though. It turned a humorous ad into a serious one. Blech. Instead, should have said, “Vote Messiah in ’08.”

Splashman on August 1, 2008 at 3:34 PM

What, no mention that he is the lightwalker?

flenser on August 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

McCain will look like he’s having more fun

Which is HUGELY important considering Bob Dole lost partly for being a perpetual cranky pants. What a WASTE when he’s REALLY hilarious, and should have been that guy on the campaign trail.

And bring back FIREFLY!!!

tree hugging sister on August 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

A while back, journalists and comedians were wondering how to laugh at Obama. It looks like the McCain campaign has found a way. BEHOLD HIS MIGHTY HAND!

Big S on August 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

McCain needs to build is own movement. He shouldn’t rely on himself and his team to build policy, he should crowd source it.

1. Set up a policy wiki that is actually private.
2. Send out Huckabee, Newt, and others to their own town meetings and let them edit the wiki.
3. Give select bloggers access.
yadda

ninjapirate on August 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

That is so awesome. But I doubt it’s really McCain. He doesn’t say anything there. If its official, I think he has to.

lorien1973 on August 1, 2008 at 2:42 PM

I think if they get the Dems uncertain or demoralized before the convention, it would be a fizzle rather than a pep rally.

After this ad, and the other one with Britney and Paris, won’t Obama’s big Mile High Stadium rally seem a really silly bad joke?

Wethal on August 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

Day walker, light bearer, whatever.

flenser on August 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

Since Firefly is my only exposure to the “Joss-verse,” I say “Bring back Firefly!”
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Where has all the good sci-fi gone!! (No cable, no dish. Just good ol’ fashioned rabbit ears.)

artlover on August 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Where has all the good sci-fi gone!! (No cable, no dish. Just good ol’ fashioned rabbit ears.)

artlover on August 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

The new Battlestar Galactica. Amazing stuff.

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:37 PM

What a WASTE when he’s REALLY hilarious

In an “eff you conservatives” sort of way. That’s a real knee-slapper all right.

flenser on August 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

I for one thing McCain should be on a plane (alone) right now to Germany to meet with those wounded soldiers…

tommylotto on August 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Love it. Burst out laughing when Moses appeared.

It also strikes me as not a particularly bright idea to constantly remind people of how beloved your opponent is.

I would agree if Obama was beloved for his accomplishments or service to his country or for doing anything, really, but since Obama is beloved only for what he is, this is a great strategy.

The way to deflate and defeat a cult of personality is via mocking. The ad is funny and Obama is the joke.

After McCain exposes Obama as the common, ordinary politician that he actually is, he can go after him on the issues. First things first.

Gilda on August 1, 2008 at 3:39 PM

After this ad, and the other one with Britney and Paris, won’t Obama’s big Mile High Stadium rally seem a really silly bad joke?

Wethal on August 1, 2008 at 3:35 PM

Oh yeah, the Denver stadium rally after Berlin is going the creep America the hell out now, especially if these political hardballs keep flying at his inflated head.

econavenger on August 1, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Alright, McCain…we seen the hors d’oeuvre plate.

When are we going to get down to dinner?

coldwarrior on August 1, 2008 at 3:40 PM

I for one thing McCain should be on a plane (alone) right now to Germany to meet with those wounded soldiers…

tommylotto on August 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Wouldn’t that be a dagger!

McCain: Visiting the freedom fighters that couldn’t play basketball.

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:41 PM

They bring Firefly back for 5 more seasons?
. . .

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM

From your mouth to God’s (and whoever produces it) ear!

Mommynator on August 1, 2008 at 3:41 PM

What happened to the John McCain who was criticizing the various state republican parties for running negative adds against Obama?

This is not the John McCain I knew.

agmartin on August 1, 2008 at 3:41 PM

tommylotto on August 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

I for one thing McCain should be on a plane (alone) right now to Germany to meet with those wounded soldiers…

You’re joking, right?

DaveS on August 1, 2008 at 3:41 PM

That is a very effective ad. Some people in the McCampaign are earning their keep.

carbon_footprint on August 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

The Moses part will hopefully convict some Christians. Nice choice, Team McCain.

Dubn8tr on August 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

The inclusion of Heston in this add is clearly an attempt by the GOP to scare voters into thinking that Obama wants to have sex with your white grandfather.

Mark1971 on August 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM

LOL really, reallly funny

funky chicken on August 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Someone on DU just started a thread calling McCain out not for racism… but blasphemy.

rw on August 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Keep this garbage coming Juan McShame. You’re a desperate, angry pandering old fool. Viva Wetbacks!

DanKenton on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

PROOF that the ad works!

MrScribbler on August 1, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Viva Wetbacks!

DanKenton on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

That is a racial slur on par with the N word.
Wash your mouth out.

carbon_footprint on August 1, 2008 at 3:43 PM

IMO, too sarcastic for prime time, not for the web.

silverfox on August 1, 2008 at 3:45 PM

I really liked the part when God smote all the 1st born, that was awesome.

TheSitRep on August 1, 2008 at 3:45 PM

Even from the Hereafter, Charlton Heston helps the conservative movement.

Wethal on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

I was thinking the same thing.

Glynn on August 1, 2008 at 3:46 PM

BEST. AD. EVER.
Vincenzo on August 1, 2008 at 3:10 PM

A good, clever ad, but not the “BEST. AD. EVER.” You gotta hit Obama on the substance at the same time you’re making fun of him. That’s why his previous ad along these lines was such a hit.

Outlander on August 1, 2008 at 3:46 PM

Someone on DU just started a thread calling McCain out not for racism… but blasphemy.

rw on August 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Prepare for all hell to break loose, with weeping and gnashing of teeth.

econavenger on August 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Someone posted the other day, “when you’re receiving this much flak, you’ve got be on target.” Prophetic indeed. When you take away Obama’s man-made messianic aura, you only find an empty suit.

volsense on August 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM

In case you don’t have the inclination to look at the messages posted on the YouTube site for this ad, let me sum up:

(paraphrasing)
“You McSame addicts are just as big a LIAR as he is!”
“You’re just afraid of Obama and he has you running scared”
“McLIAR will take us all to HELL just like McBUSHITLER is doing, vote Obama.”
“You McSamiacs are all racists just like McSame!”
“McCain HAS to be desperate to be pulling lies like this now.”
“KNEEL BEFORE ZOD! er, Obama!”

Actually that last one I added. I was paraphrasing but I’m not off by much.

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

rihar on August 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM

I got it in an email from the McCain campaign, so it’s definitely theirs.

Here’s the email:

The One As the biggest celebrity in the world, Barack Obama began the week with a nine-point lead in the Gallup Tracking poll.

As Barack Obama rallied in front of 200,000 fans in Berlin, John McCain talked about the issues Americans care about on the campaign trail. We made up ground and ended the week even – tied in the Gallup Tracking poll.

While you have undoubtedly seen much on television about the campaign, it has been a great week for John McCain and we hope you had a good one too. In that spirit, we wanted you to see our latest fun video. We hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend. If you like it, please forward the video to your friends and then click here to make a contribution to John McCain.

funky chicken on August 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM

I thought that was the “Iraq Girl Gone Wild” there at the end. :-)

You knocked that one out of the park, John…nice ad!

~B

Brian on August 1, 2008 at 3:49 PM

lol nice ad :thumbsup:

Kate Beckinsale just showed up at my doorstep with pizzas and a keg- and she says she wants to fight Jessica Alba for me!

Chuck Schick on August 1, 2008 at 3:20 PM

pix?

trailortrash on August 1, 2008 at 3:50 PM

They bring Firefly back for 5 more seasons?

YES WE CAN!

BohicaTwentyTwo on August 1, 2008 at 3:50 PM

this would work best as a contrast (lightweight vs. experience) and lately there’s been, er, no contrast. It’s all “everybody loves Barack,” all the time; needless to say, Maverick’s starting to look obsessed.

Agree with you, AP. A little sarcasm helps make a point; all sarcasm generally betrays a lack of substance on the part of the critic and makes him/her look petty and spiteful.

McCain said the other day that he wants to make this election basically about Obama. I would say that’s not a very confident place to be coming from. What about you, McCain?

BigD on August 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

America sure is a melting pot. Where else can a man with a Communist mother and a Muslim dad and a Muslim brother become president?

TheSitRep on August 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Since this pre-Convention season is turning into a carnival of sorts…at what point does this witty, and apparently effective sideshow lead us to the main events?

The campaign has certainly gotten the public’s attention, and quite well…Obmama and McCain are in a statistical tie right now.

Time for McCain to start running serious ads about serious issues that define him and the GOP…and define downward Obama and the Dems, such as making hay with that Salazar stupidity, or the Dems running out of town while the House is burning, and so much more.

Most effective salesmanship involves garnering their attention, making them comfortable and then driving home the sales pitch.

coldwarrior on August 1, 2008 at 3:55 PM

BigD,

Some good points there to prevent McCain from getting overconfident

econavenger on August 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM

McCain is simply destroying him lately on viral vid.

Now that it is August, Obama will begin to feel heat from his supporters to not repeat Kerry’s Aug ’04 mistakes with the Swiftboat Vets and “I told you so’s” from HRC partisans. He either lets them down, which should impact his fundraising, or he turns it up to 11 and risks whatever blowback lefties claim McCain has coming to him for going negative.

rw on August 1, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Keep this garbage coming Juan McShame. You’re a desperate, angry pandering old fool. Viva Wetbacks!

DanKenton on August 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

You sound angry, hopefully this got you banned, if not it should..

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

It’s all “everybody loves Barack,” all the time; needless to say, Maverick’s starting to look obsessed. It also strikes me as not a particularly bright idea to constantly remind people of how beloved your opponent is. But then, what do I know?

Well apparently not any more than I do as I would never have thought that this kind of adolescent shtick would have ever flown with the American people.

MB4 on August 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Obama campaign August strategy: play the race card.

McCain campaign August stragey: make fun of Obama’s messianic complex.

I definitely prefer the McCain strategy. I think most Americans will also.

funky chicken on August 1, 2008 at 4:01 PM

You sound angry, hopefully this got you banned, if not it should..

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

I think that it’s AP’s job to decide if someone is banned or not, but then maybe he got demoted and you got promoted.

MB4 on August 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Someone call the Waaaambulance for those Dems upset at the commercial.

Tim Burton on August 1, 2008 at 4:05 PM

I expected not to like it (voters need McCain’s help in recognizing that Obama has become ridiculous about as much as they need Obama to tell them how to conserve fuel) but, I have to say, it was very well done.

Infidoll on August 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM

The big Broncos rally will have to either be dropped, or it glaringly highlights what is pointed out in this ad.

Awesome.

Darksean on August 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM

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