“Tough” new Obama ad: Old man doesn’t use e-mail

posted at 12:20 pm on September 12, 2008 by Allahpundit

Here’s what it looks like when The One “takes off the gloves.”

Frankly, I thought the previous 15 or so times he “took off the gloves” were much more effective. As it is, over at TNR, John Judis can’t hide his embarrassment. What’s especially stupid about the spot is that it’s a line of attack with a lot more downside than upside: No one outside of The One’s core nutroots constituency is going to be offended at the thought of McCain relying on one of his thousand aides or secretaries to answer messages, but there may be some offense taken by the 20 percent of Americans who don’t use e-mail themselves — many of whom are no doubt senior citizens.

And senior citizens are known for high turnout, aren’t they, Barry?

Exit question: If Internet savvy is a basic qualification for leadership in the modern age, how can it be that Billy Jeff — still a major figure in the Democratic Party and the head of an influential global charity — sent exactly two e-mails as president and remains offline to this day?


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Somewhere there’s an ad that starts off: “It’s 1972. There is no email. There are no PCs.”
Video of fighter jet taking off from an aircraft carrier in heavy seas.
“Today, would you rather have Barack Obama emailing Al Qaeda or John McCain fighting them for you, for real.”

Good idea, but change the year. McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton in 1972, and couldn’t fly his plane.

Steve Z on September 12, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Jake Tapper

Another part of today’s claim is that the Democrat is going to aggressively claim the “change” mantle.

America wants change, but not the Obama kind.

Entelechy on September 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM

As fun as it is poking holes in this ad, I think the McCain camp should avoid the temptation to run an ad counter to it. It’s time for McCain-Palin to refocus on elevating the arguments.

Protein Wisdom has a post that I think would make a great ad. (They could lead with images of the 9/11/08 remembrances, then fade to black and put up these two quotes in succession)

We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.
–Barack Obama, Hyde Park Herald,/i> Sept. 19, 2001.

“This is obviously an act of war that has been committed on the United States”

– John McCain, September 12, 2001

At the end of the day, that’s why many of us are voting for McCain. He knows the difference between being commander-in-chief and being a social worker. (No disrespect to social workers, my dad was one.)

Y-not on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

We have an opening here…

I think the McCain/Palin campaign should hit back on how uncaring Obama is for people with disabilities.

Kokonut on September 12, 2008 at 12:47 PM
Wow. I think a subtle response along those lines would be a slam dunk they never saw coming.

Ordinary1 on September 12, 2008 at 1:03 PM

You know the Media and Koser’s alike would say “well if McCain can’t type how can he press ‘The button” if needed” because these people really think theres a little Red button in the oval office for the Pres to press to start a war, they need to learn the word figurative.

Rbastid on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Oh, the humanity, the ugliness, when BO takes the gloves off. Leaders around the world take note…

d1carter on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

McCain sends emails, I get them all the time. So what if they’re actually typed by his campaign staff? He knows the technology is out there, he leaves it up to others to get the job done. It’s called leadership.

scalleywag on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Billy Jeff never found out about Porn on Al Gore’s Internets … otherwise he’d be a Linux programmer by now.

pabarge on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Oh, btw, who gives a crap if he can’t use email; that’s what aides are for.
Metro on September 12, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Indeed. Do you know who has the keys to the whitehouse? Not the president.

The man with the most responsibility has the fewest keys. (President)

The man with the least responsibility has the most keys (High School Janitor.)

McCain won’t get locked out of the whitehouse, won’t fly Airforce one for 3 thousand miles with the left blinker on and won’t be sending email to Mak Mood Am a Dinne Jad. (and misspelling Am a Dinne Jad and sending it to the high minister of Luxembourg by mistake, starting a war.

wise_man on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

James Hooker

HAH that was good!

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 1:07 PM

WINNER!

Three cases of beer and a base of brauts on the way.

Limerick on September 12, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Second that…

SkinnerVic on September 12, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Over at Michelle Malkin’s blog, she had a nice entry about the contrast between McCain and Obama when it came to yesterday’s commemorative 9/11 event.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/09/11/ground-zero-etiquette-a-tale-of-two-roses/

Guess who knows how to conduct himself at solemn occasions and guess who doesn’t?

Part of the CIC is understanding, appreciating, and celebrating the significance of symbolism in this country. I’ll take that kind of knowledge over e-mail competence any time.

I love my retired mother, and she doesn’t know how to use e-mail. But she loves Laura Ingraham, and she’s a Fox News junkie. And she’ll be breaking the lever here in Ohio in November voting for McCain. Indeed, nobody in her bridge group knows anyone who’s voting for Obama.

BuckeyeSam on September 12, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Good job Barry. Way to alianate the elderly. You just gave away Florida. Good job! Keep ‘em comin’!

t.ferg on September 12, 2008 at 1:08 PM

I guess using computers and sending e-mails makes Nigerians qualified to be President, IBOHO.

dtestard on September 12, 2008 at 1:09 PM

I’m 71 and I’ll state with certainty that Obama is absolutely stupid. As a fighter pilot, John McCain has operated more high tech e1uipment than Obama will ever hear of. In addition this ad is a blatant lie regarding the tax cuts. If this jerk doesn’t know that his brain dead campaign is pissing of older people then he’s more out of touch than I suspected. As for the computer . . . that’s a matter of preference which I’m sure this dolt is not concerned with. Personally, I would gladly challenge Obama’s computer adeptness on any personal or mainframe computer. Get off this trash Obama you’re just displaying your stupidity.

rplat on September 12, 2008 at 1:10 PM

This is so awful I can barely believe it’s a real ad.

What’s next? “McCain’s old and smells of poo” ?

“He’s balding and walks funny” ?

“Vote for me and all your wildest dreams will come true” ?

Mesmerically awful.

LimeyGeek on September 12, 2008 at 1:10 PM

gosh, that is not an “out of touch elitist” thing to say….hope my Mom in Ohio who also is email challenged connects with you now Barry Hussein…..

How do you spell desperate: B A R R Y

SDarchitect on September 12, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Oh, btw, who gives a crap if he can’t use email; that’s what aides are for.
Metro on September 12, 2008 at 1:02 PM

lol, you beat me to it!

scalleywag on September 12, 2008 at 1:10 PM

You know, I remember having the opportunity to sit in the forward cockpit of an F4U Phantom in Da Nang ……. the instrument cluster there was a bit impressive even back then…. wonder if Obammy could handle it….. Nah, the 5 to 7 G’s would make him pass out, the skinny wimp….. Ooh I insulted the Messiah, better shave my neck for the beheading.

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Speaking of good ads, Rush just played on of his creations: “The Biggest Story Every Told”–coming this fall to theaters everywhere (Joe Biden trying to raise Lazarus “Stand up, Lazarus,” Judas played by Joe Lieberman, etc.). Comedy gold. I about drove off the road laughing. You MUST hear it, hopefully he’ll replay it soon.

hoosiermama on September 12, 2008 at 1:13 PM

My goodness! They really, really want to lose the “old geezer” vote!

newton on September 12, 2008 at 1:13 PM

My father worked on the SAGE project with the US military and he’s never sent an email either.

Obama’s a tool.

moonsbreath on September 12, 2008 at 1:13 PM

This is a great ad. McAncient probably still uses 8-Track.
Next.
(channeling Dave Rywall)

carbon_footprint on September 12, 2008 at 1:14 PM

JustTruth,
“(like shooting tuna in a barrel, this is so freaking easy…)”

DOn’t you mean “like shooting wolves in a barrel”?

exhelodrvr on September 12, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Axelrod, barry and Ayers sure know how to use a PC to attract illegal voters through acorn and continue corrupt politics. rev wright knew how to use a PC to print out the HAMAS manifesto in a bulletin, a church bulletin.

I swear he the one amazes me every single day!
He is like the whimpy, skinny kid who runs his mouth and gets his ass kicked every single day, and swears tomorrow will be different.

Someone get him some vagisil for crying out loud. It must hurt down there for the one.

ReaganConservative3 on September 12, 2008 at 1:15 PM

It smells more like Hussein “took his socks off”.

progressoverpeace on September 12, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Carbon footprint

a bit OT but I still have a Rare Earth 8 track……. played the livin s*** out of it back in 72….lol

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM

The elephant in the room is that Obama constantly mentions that he will lower taxes for the middle class while McCain will lower taxes only for the wealth and not the middle class.

I’d like to hear what conservatives’ response to that is.

PeterReaper on September 12, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire will raise taxes for all Americans. In fact many many of the lower income who weren’t paying taxes at all will begin paying taxes. And most importantly raise the capital gains tax from 15% to 28%. That is a tax on low income people as well…so Obama doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

Remember talk is cheap.

petunia on September 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Barry ChicagObama (communist organizer):

“Uhm..a…like…uhm…..John McCain, like uhm…..smells like GoldBond Powder*……”

“Yeah….he’s like…uhm….old…..”

FiveWays on September 12, 2008 at 1:18 PM

As a ‘Lightworker’, Obama should know that many in the older generation are not in tune with the new technologies. I have an aunt who will be 90 next month. She has a laptop but is put off by the depersonalized nature of email.
Our generation has had a better time adjusting to the exponential growth of technological advances, but the youngest one, they were born with a mouse in their hands.

The real question should be: Is McCain any less informed if he doesn’t take the time to read and answer all of his emails? Heck, when was the last time anyone in Congress personally answered their emails?…What planet do these twinks live on anyway?

Christine on September 12, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Hitting on McCain because he’s old. Not sure how well this will play in Florida. Don’t think it will play well with seniors, who are a large block that does vote

ConservativePartyNow on September 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Let me show you how that plays in Florida.

Maxx on September 12, 2008 at 1:20 PM

“Vote for me and all your wildest dreams will come true” ?

LimeyGeek on September 12, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Oh dear that one worked for Pedro. Don’t give him that one!

petunia on September 12, 2008 at 1:20 PM

I have a question about that pic that runs when the One says, “I’m Barrack Obama and I approve this message.”

Where, exactly, is Biden’s right hand resting?! o.O

JohnW on September 12, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Kokonut on September 12, 2008 at 12:47 PM
You & I are the only ones addressing this. Frustrating, isn’t it. I’ve been at it for over a week. And nothing.

McCain admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer.

* * * * A T T E N T I O N : * *B A R R Y * * & C O. * * * * .
Isn’t it plain to see that Senator McCain’s WAR INJURIES PREVENT HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO COMFORTABLY POSITION HIS HANDS ON A KEYBOARD for any length of time. His aides have to comb his hair for him.

So now the O-Biden campaign can add “DISRESPECTING A WAR HERO’S PHYSICAL INJURIES” to their list of “disses”. It would be like making fun of former Senator Bob Dole for not being able to shake hands. Getting McCain to admit or use this might be impossible…

NightmareOnKStreet on September 12, 2008 at 11:08 AM

I emailed the campaign about this and have written to O’Reilly when Tanya Reiman criticised McCain’s body language (stiff arms) last week. NO ONE IS LISTENING!

NightmareOnKStreet on September 12, 2008 at 1:22 PM

This commercial has a hint of familiarity.

When Republican Victor Elizalde ran against Henry Waxman for Waxman’s congressional seat 4 years ago, Elizalde had a great ad showing all of the things that were different when Waxman entered congress 25 years prior.

Wish I could find that ad. It was a good one. (And it should have been! Elizalde was a Sony Pictures executive.)

alflauren on September 12, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Now that’s funny. Expect the “racist police” to be paying you a visit soon.

Maxx on September 12, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Am I to assume that, under an Obama administration, our enemies will be certain that they no longer have to worry about any “black ops” being carried out?

Yoop on September 12, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Wow! This ad is pathetically weak! Dictators & terrorists around the world must be salivating for an Obama win. And when Putin sees this attack ad, I bet he gets a thrill up his leg.

Loxodonta on September 12, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Nightmare
I had noticed Ms Reiman’s comment as well and couldn’t believe the audacity to mention it… obviously she is as ignorant of history as I suspected. I sent an e- mail as well.

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Obama fights like a girl…Wait, he is a liberated male, so he is a girl.

Tim Burton on September 12, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Pathetic

jp on September 12, 2008 at 1:34 PM

From a Vanity Fair, Feb. 2007 article:

Because his broken arms were allowed to heal without ever being properly set, to this day McCain cannot raise his arms above his shoulders. He cannot attend to his own hair. An aide is often nearby with a comb and small can of hair spray.

McCain has difficulty putting on his suit jacket unassisted. Once, as we prepared to get out of a cramped airplane cabin in Burlington, Vermont, where McCain would be greeted by the governor, I turned my back for a moment, only to find him struggling. He could sense that his collar was all bunched up, and asked me matter-of-factly to help him straighten it out. I felt the pang that those around McCain feel whenever they realize the extent of his injuries. “You comb someone’s hair once,” his 2000 communications director, Dan Schnur, says, “and you never forget it.”</
IN ORDER TO COUNTER THE OBAMA COMPUTER AD, McCAIN SHOULD RUN THE ABOVE AS A COUNTER AD!

NightmareOnKStreet on September 12, 2008 at 1:36 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6JX2ZegtV4

Here is the ad I mentioned above. Elizalde v. Henry Waxman in an age-related commercial. Funny ad!

alflauren on September 12, 2008 at 1:36 PM

test

DrSteve on September 12, 2008 at 1:36 PM

Someone running for President of the U.S. does not know how to use a computer.

And you people are okay with this. In fact, you think it’s actually an asset.

Wow.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Ronald Reagan didn’t use a computer, neither did Abe Lincoln or George Washington

jp on September 12, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Nightmare
I had noticed Ms Reiman’s comment as well and couldn’t believe the audacity to mention it… obviously she is as ignorant of history as I suspected. I sent an e- mail as well.

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you MNDavenotPC!!! I really was starting to feel like I was either in an episode of The Twilight Zone or being Punked by Ashton Kucher! I’ve been writing about this here and elsewhere online as well as to the McCain campaign for over a week and no one else seemed to see it.

NightmareOnKStreet on September 12, 2008 at 1:41 PM

Ronald Reagan didn’t use a computer, neither did Abe Lincoln or George Washington

jp on September 12, 2008 at 1:40 PM
———-
Wow. Great come back.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:41 PM

After reading about the United stocks & Google fiasco, I’d say laying off the computer is a good thing. Plus, how much computer time is actual thinking, creative, productive, problem-solving time? I bet most of our best thinking is done in the shower or on the toilet anyway. The question we need to be asking is: how much time does Old Man spend in the bathroom (or in the outhouse, as the case may be)?

On another note: This glove thing is driving me crazy, especially with O.J. back in the headlines. Did Obama actually use the term “gloves?” Is he pulling the race card on himself?

I say, if the Isotoner fits, Obama must quits.

misslizzi on September 12, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Wow. Great come back.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:41 PM

This is my third attempt to post, so I’ll try again without the C N N link. Clinton only sent 2 e-mails his entire Presidency.

DrSteve on September 12, 2008 at 1:45 PM

That’s a tough add??? He pointed out the obvious, yeah, McCain’s old. So are quite a few voters in this country. Paris Hilton’s add was better.

4shoes on September 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

1982: Bad fashion. Disco balls. Cell phones the size of bricks, etc., etc, etc.

2008: Mac Still can’t use a PC, blah, blah, blah, praise be to allah, I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.

Ok Hussein, so you Can use PC. So What? Can you operate a ‘horseless carriage’ too? Yipee.

Btw ‘Barry’, where were You and what were You up to in 82′?

Oh, right http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpnqgkwXxlo

Never mind.

Teddy on September 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Amazing defense. Run with it.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 12:55 PM

We are. Thank you for the permission. But my guess is that you are not going to like the results come November 4th.

Of course you will just blame it all on Bush/Cheney/Rove/Palin/Old People.

Yoop on September 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

Using a computer is not relevant to the job. There’s a minimum age set and a citizenship requirement, but nothing about technological skills.

The relevant thing is that McCain was honest about his computer literacy. How many of us have hired people who beefed up their computer skills on their resume?

I have hired people who didn’t know much more than how to browse the web and taught them C++ programming. No big deal.

I’m not worried about whether or not McCain, or Palin for that matter (when will we be treated to this: “gee, do they even have computers at the U of Idaho?! OMG!”), sit in front of a monitor all day.

Y-not on September 12, 2008 at 1:48 PM

You know the Media and Koser’s alike would say “well if McCain can’t type how can he press ‘The button” if needed” because these people really think theres a little Red button in the oval office for the Pres to press to start a war, they need to learn the word figurative.

Rbastid on September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Too bad they have a VP candidate that says “literally” in speeches when he means “figuratively”.

Captain Hate on September 12, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Wow. Great come back.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:41 PM

Hey dippy Drywall Dave, you obviously know how to use a computer, right? So it can’t be too hard, right SpEd?

McCain has limited motion, can’t type. Aides comb his hair, type his emails SO STFU.

Why don’t you go PLAY PRESIDENT, pretend YOU ARE Reagan, Lincoln or Washington, k? Good boy.

NightmareOnKStreet on September 12, 2008 at 1:51 PM

McCain response ad:

1972…

In 1972 Joe Biden was getting ready to spend the next 4 decades in the United States Senate.
John McCain was in his 4th year in captivity in Hanoi, after repeatedly refusing offers of early release.

And Barrack Obama… was in the 3rd grade.

Barrack Obama, not ready to lead.

JamesB on September 12, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Why did they use a narrator who sounds gay?

bloggless on September 12, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Actually, is this some kind of a joke?

bloggless on September 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Someone running for President of the U.S. does not know how to use a computer.

And you people are okay with this. In fact, you think it’s actually an asset.

Wow.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Assuming you are trying to understand and not just being snarky, are you really that unable to grasp that (unlike you, apparently) (1) there are intelligent, capable people in the U.S. who do not use a computer and (2) that it is ok to vote for someone who doesn’t share all of your personal characteristics? I am not looking for someone who can operate a helium-cooled transmission electron microscope, why are you so set on finding someone who can operate a computer?

I’m really trying to understand your point… or try to help you understand ours. I may have missed it, but where have you stated what essential function of the Presidency requires using a computer?

Y-not on September 12, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Wow. Great come back.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:41 PM

It was, wasn’t it. It showed that using a computer is not a requirement for being a great president.

I’m not surprised you didn’t pick up on that.

MarkTheGreat on September 12, 2008 at 2:04 PM

My mom knows how to use email, but the only thing she seems to be able to pick up is “Obama is a Secret Muslim” forwarded messages.

Typhonsentra on September 12, 2008 at 2:05 PM

The elephant in the room is that Obama constantly mentions that he will lower taxes for the middle class while McCain will lower taxes only for the wealth and not the middle class.

The middle class doesn’t pay much in taxes.
The lower 50% of income earners pays only 3 or 4 percent of income taxes.

MarkTheGreat on September 12, 2008 at 2:08 PM

Obama can’t fly a plane, let alone a military aircraft.
Obama’s TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGE compounds his intellectual challenge; he can’t see his own flaws.

Chief Executives best NOT perform their messenger’s footwork. But then, Obama wouldn’t know that, having no executive experience, only propagandist experience.

As Rush pointed out, e-mails are the fodder that fuel the demise of confidential intelligence and loss of national security, not to mention presidential clout. Presidents no longer e-mail. But then, Obama only having close relations with Jimmy Crack Corn former President wouldn’t know that, either.

maverick muse on September 12, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Actually, is this some kind of a joke?

bloggless on September 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Yes. But the elitist pseudo-intellectual liberals don’t understand that they made a joke about themselves.

Try harder!

Loxodonta on September 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

BTW if giant glasses are so out of vogue, why does Martin Scorsese still wear them?

maverick muse on September 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

There are a lot of us who have only learned to use the computer because we had to and only use it to the extent it’s necessary to do so (at work) and convenient to do so at home (online shopping). There are a lot of us, over the age of 40-45 I’d think, that understand perfectly why someone wouldn’t bother getting into all the tech gadgets available today.

This ad is designed to appeal to really young people. But aren’t they supposed to be Obama supporters already?

Bennett on September 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

And you people are okay with this. In fact, you think it’s actually an asset.

Wow.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Why do you believe the president needs to know how to operate a computer?

Yes, we are okay with that.

Where did anyone say it was an asset. We said it isn’t a liability. Being a liberal, I can understand how you have problems with the difference. If you ask nicely, we will dumb it down enough for you to understand.

MarkTheGreat on September 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

That’s just about the dumbest political attack ad I’ve ever seen. And it’s not even true– I get e-mails from McCain practically every day. He always seems to want money…

morganfrost on September 12, 2008 at 2:12 PM

I love the smell of desperation in the morning!

PattyJ on September 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Clinton only sent 2 e-mails his entire Presidency.

DrSteve on September 12, 2008 at 1:45 PM

As far as we know.
They did a pretty good job of erasing the servers before the subpeana could be served.

MarkTheGreat on September 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Bennett on September 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

MarkTheGreat on September 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

I think Dave needs to get out more. I guess he really doesn’t know anyone who doesn’t hang out in internet chat rooms or have an iPhone.

It’s scary to me that the party that supposedly encourages diversity is so heavily populated by people who cannot accept (or even recognize) that there are people different than themselves.

Or maybe Dave’s just really young. He reminds me of some of my old students.

Y-not on September 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM

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NightmareOnKStreet on September 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM

For crying out loud!

Is this guy the most idiotic campaigner in history.

The one block that has the highest voter turnout and he goes an pisses them off again.

Unbelievable.

Hillary is going to get cramps in her face from all the grinning she is doing the last month as she coils like a snake for 2012.

Sapwolf on September 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Dave Rywall, please. Stop. Your killing us, here. Uncle. We give up. You win. You are the master.

bloggless on September 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Bennett

Exactly, I have, for the life of me, never understood why I need a Blackberry( my Franklin Planner works fine and never crashes), an I Pod ( I like to hear what’s going on around me, thank you), Blue ray disc system and HD TV….( I’m 58 frickin years old and near sighted).. I don’t use I tunes or anything that steals music rights from artists( such as they are admittedly lousy these days) and the cell phone should allow me to PHONE… not take pics or download stupid crap that’s why I have a camera( black and white images are still the best) and a stinking computer.
Sorry, but my point, although circuitous, is that you don’t need to have the IT acumen to lead….. in fact, I mistrust anyone with all that crap! NO attention span

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Obama says he is going to get back to the issues that matter and the first ad starts out that McCain can’t email. Glad to know what the real issues are!

Oleta on September 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

NightmareOnKstreet
From a Vanity Fair, Feb. 2007 article

Der Spiegel immediately scoffed at the physical comparison of the young black buck Obama who briskly ascended the steps tot he podium like a basketball player vs. the former POW who could not even comb his own hair. I rebuffed them as only Nazis have the gall to insult American POWs for their gallantry. And since Obama immediately went to his orthopedic surgeon upon his return from Germany to fix his hip there’s no truth to the propaganda claiming Obama’s “youthful vigor”. Obama did not play a basket ball game. Obama did not even do a work out on the tread mill. He only lifted a few weights while flirting with the German press’ Fraulein. And a mere “interview” sent Obama to his orthopedic surgeon?!!!

maverick muse on September 12, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Geez. Hasn’t anyone in the Obama campaign seen Space Cowboys? Like the movie, trying to poke someone in the eye for being ‘out of touch’ technologically always backfires. Technology is no substitute for wisdom. Ever.

JonPrichard on September 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Oh, I can see it now:

To: Vladimir Putin

Hey, Vlad,
I saw where you invaded Georgia.

mwdiver on September 12, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Ow. That’s gonna leave a mark. Yawn.

LtE126 on September 12, 2008 at 2:28 PM

A pet peeve of mine is snobs… of any flavor. Some years ago, I was playing golf with some guys I knew in Kansas City (a lawyer and a couple of salesmen). Anyway, we were at the range and getting ready to head for the tee when one said we needed to turn our cell phones off. No problem for me, I always leave mine in the car. When they grabbed their phones to turn them off, the lawyer says “You don’t have a cell phone?” in a condescending tone. My reply was “You don’t have someone to handle your calls?” in a matching tone….

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CapedConservative on September 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

Here’s what it looks like when The One ‘takes off the gloves.’”

Putin and the Mullahs answered their 3AM phone calls on that one, yelled at the idiots that woke them, and went back to sleep smiling.

Dusty on September 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM

To me, the ad is a contiuation of the McCain is out of touch theme. So far Obama camp have two narratives about McCain (1) Same as Bush; and (2) out of touch.

But to choose to highlight it in such ways: being old, not being able to send emails, is not effective. Not funny either.

Sir Napsalot on September 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Oops. Wrong button. Sorry.

Oh, I can see it now:

To: Vladimir Putin (tigerkiller@kremlin.gov)

Hey, Vlad,
I saw where you invaded Georgia. Waz’ up with that? You know Georgia is right next to Florida and I can’t have you doing that. Uh, uh, uh…hold on…hold on…now wait a second.

Oh, sorry, I was just told by “Plugs” that it was the previous Soviet Georgia. Sorry about that. Any way, you need to not do that any more. It makes me look bad. Get and out and maybe we can shoot some hoops someday. I’ll spot you 10 on a game to 11.

TTFN,

Barry (theone@whitehouse.gov)

mwdiver on September 12, 2008 at 2:31 PM

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I never drive with the phone on in my car… a big pet peeve of mine…. I can always call the office to pick up messages or stop later and get voice mail… but while I’m driving…. I do not answer…. …ummm I lost a job over that… but I don’t regret it one bit.

MNDavenotPC on September 12, 2008 at 2:32 PM

MNDavenotPC:

Well, unfortunately, I use technology to make a living… I write software. Other than a fax, I am down to using only a cell phone. I even have my 800 terminated there. But, no matter which way I look at it, I cannot see where any president needs a computer. (well, maybe Bill exchanging love letters with Monica) The higher up the food chain, the more a person is paid to make decisions using their brain… not computers.

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CapedConservative on September 12, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Wait until the dreaded “yellow toenails” ad comes out. Then we’ll have us a fight.

bloggless on September 12, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Cause his dad died at 46 and his Mom died at 52 so he is about at his life expectancy.

petunia on September 12, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Obama’s father died in a car accident. His mother died of ovarian cancer, so I don’t think he can contract that in spite of sometimes behaving as if he has ovaries. :-)

baldilocks on September 12, 2008 at 2:58 PM

OH NO!!! Obama has exposed our flank!!! Please stop airing these ads! Someone call the FCC and complain!!!

/sarc

El_Terrible on September 12, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Obama’s father died in a car accident. His mother died of ovarian cancer, so I don’t think he can contract that in spite of sometimes behaving as if he has ovaries. :-)

baldilocks on September 12, 2008 at 2:58 PM

OK, I accept the ovaries part. That makes sense. But are you sure car accidents can’t be inherited? I’d like to see the scientific proof on that one. Can you link me to a study?

Loxodonta on September 12, 2008 at 3:11 PM

NOTE TO LIBERAL HACKS: E-mail has been ruined by your hordes of irresponsible lawyers!!! No public official or corporate executive in his right mind will use e-mail (and his lawyer would put a stop to it if he tried!!) because of the potential for liability!! So if you find someone who DOES use email while in a high public or private executive position, this person is an ignorant fool…who will soon be brought down by lawsuits.

landlines on September 12, 2008 at 3:12 PM

Someone running for President of the U.S. does not know how to use a computer.

And you people are okay with this. In fact, you think it’s actually an asset.

Wow.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Bill Clinton doesn’t. In this day and age he wrote his big biography in long hand. Be equally critical or disqualifying.

Entelechy on September 12, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I just heard Whoopi’s explanation of the separation of Church and State replayed on Medved’s radio show.

Sigh.

I think we need to accept the fact that Obama has the Wicca vote sealed up.

How will I sleep tonight?

Y-not on September 12, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Sorry, guys. Posted to the wrong thread.

Y-not on September 12, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Someone running for President of the U.S. does not know how to use a computer.

And you people are okay with this. In fact, you think it’s actually an asset.

Wow.

Dave Rywall on September 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Thats because unlike you, McCain doesn’t need to go to kos and mediamatters for all his information.

Rbastid on September 12, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Obama’s supporters are gonna be pissed when they learn on Nov. 5th that texting Obama4Prez didn’t count in the election.

:spitting out my orange juice

unmeritedfavor on September 12, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Loxodonta on September 12, 2008 at 3:11 PM

:-P

baldilocks on September 12, 2008 at 3:47 PM

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