New McCain ad: Hey, you know who else blames Democrats for the mortgage mess?

posted at 12:33 pm on September 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

Starring America’s favorite newly minted right-leaning independent. Viscerally enjoyable, although Obama’s led in the polls on the economy for so long that I wonder if he and the Dems aren’t bulletproof to charges like this by now. In fact, this plays more like a congressional ad than a presidential one, with The One making a brief cameo in his accustomed role: “Notably silent,” out of harm’s way, careful not to commit to a position too strongly lest it complicate life for him down the road. Which may explain why he didn’t phone a single House Democrat yesterday to push them to vote for the bailout he allegedly supports.


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Wow. I remember when his wife was still alive. She used to be involved in everything.

JiangxiDad on September 30, 2008 at 12:36 PM

About time.

lodge on September 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Awesome.

jencab on September 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Not forceful enuff

Does anyone know if McCain is outlining this in any of his campaign speeches?

Kini on September 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Sweet!

mindhacker on September 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

More, please.

Citizen Duck on September 30, 2008 at 12:39 PM

if you need O! for anything, give him a call
have a nice day and pass it on

billypaintbrush on September 30, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Starring America’s favorite newly minted right-leaning independent.

If Clinton is a right leaning independent…you’re a left leaning independent.

It’s been a long time coming…but after reading the posts here lately, many of which are indistinguishable from DKos, I think it’s safe to say….Mission Accomplished.

crr6 on September 30, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Striking when the iron is hot.

I love it.

Corky on September 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

This is either the opening salvo of a devastating broadside OR about as partisan as the McCain campaign will ever get.

If the former, there may be a chance to pull this out – depending on the ferocity of the broadside.

If the latter…Maverick!

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

I hope it isn’t too late for ads like this to do some good. I fear that we are hopelessly polarized; even the truth won’t get thru that wall of willful ignorance.

Christine on September 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

I hope this is indicative of a wider change in tactics.

Mark1971 on September 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Not a home run… more a ground rule double..

Romeo13 on September 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

McCain really needs to call Bill and ask him to help whip the House Dem votes for the next bailout bill. For the good of the country and all….

You know Bill will drop a few choice lines. I’m sure that he would say that he would have helped Obama, if Obama had called and asked for help.

rw on September 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

So Maverick is helping to rewrite the Clinton legacy?

This just shows how horrible congress has become, when BC appears to be a statesman.

Hening on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

I never tire of seeing my enemies arrayed against one another.

Browncoatone on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

I have to say it is fascinating, in the manner of a horror film, to watch the architects of this economic crisis pin the blame on they guys who tried to stop it – Bush, McCain, etc.

You can certainly argue that Bush, especially, never really fought the Democrats very hard domestically, but if the Democrats had not been busy turning the mortgage market into their favors fiefdom this wouldn’t have been an issue in the first place.

18-1 on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Right on target.

T J Green on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Wow. I remember when his wife was still alive. She used to be involved in everything.

JiangxiDad on September 30, 2008 at 12:36 PM

That’s awesome…

Skywise on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

I hope it isn’t too late for ads like this to do some good. I fear that we are hopelessly polarized; even the truth won’t get thru that wall of willful ignorance. – Christine on September 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

We ARE hopelessly and irretrievably polarized. This or any other ad is not meant for the 40% who worship Obama. It’s meant for the 20% of Idjit voters in the middle.

ManlyRash on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Obama is staying out of the way because the adults are talking now…don’t worry, we know where he’s at. He’s at the kids’ table waiting for his pork to be served.

Geministorm on September 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

This is weak. McCain’s team has lost all sense of direction. Do they really think this will pursuade any of Hillary’s voters to come to their side? Americans have long accepted that all politicians talk out of both sides of their mouth. This is a waste of resources.

McCain needs to go for the jugular. In no uncertain terms he needs to pound it home that Obama = recession. Obama’s secretary of the treasury and the democrat Congress are going to turn $700B in socialist giveaways into $1.5T before the economy is truly wrecked. Obama = more money out of every American’s pocket and more money into the pocket of the corporate welfare parasites. And he needs to name parasites and stick it to Paulson to distance himself from Bush’s embrace of the welfare state.

McCain will lose by a landslide if he keeps wasting his resources on these pokes.

grdred944 on September 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

I think running this ad means he is not going to put himself into the middle of the debate over the bailout bill like he did last week. If he was, he would have waited until a bill was passed before he attacked.

Mark1971 on September 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

The ad will hit home with main street people. (I don’t think the recent polls show the real story out there.) Hannity played the infamous 2004 C-SPAN video last night, but only FOX viewers are aware of it. I have lost faith in journalism as we know it. I rely on blogs to get my news these days.

Kevin in Washington State on September 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Come on 42, just come out and say that you really are more comfortable with McCain in the WH instead of the community organizer

ConservativePartyNow on September 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Next ad start with “I’m McCain and I approve,” then hammer on Obama’s ACORN, then finish with a closing line:

“I’m John McCain and I urge you to Google Obama and ACORN before it’s too late.”

Finally, watch Google Trends to see if he becomes tech savvy John McBrilliant again.

econavenger on September 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

The ad will hit home with main street people…

Kevin in Washington State on September 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

As much as people won’t admit, 42 still has a lot of pull with alot of voters

ConservativePartyNow on September 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Wow. I remember when his wife was still alive. She used to be involved in everything.

JiangxiDad on September 30, 2008 at 12:36 PM

heh. she must be sharing an afterlife apartment with Michelle O.

max1 on September 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

In fact, this plays more like a congressional ad than a presidential one, with The One making a brief cameo in his accustomed role: “Notably silent,” out of harm’s way, careful not to commit to a position too strongly lest it complicate life for him down the road.

Speaking of… I have to be a party-pooper here, but at what point does the RNC need to stop throwing good money after bad on McCain and focus instead on preserving as much of the Republican Senate and House caucus as possible? It should be obvious to everyone that McCain is the 2008 incarnation of Bob Dole.

I’m positively terrified of the Democrats having a veto-proof Senate majority. If Obama is destined to win this year because McCain is a goober, fine, but let’s at least try to contain the damage, shall we?

Outlander on September 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we’ll all stay free

Praise the Lord and swing into position
Can’t afford to be a politician
Praise the Lord, we’re all between perdition
And the deep blue sea

Brat on September 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM

He’s got his fingerprints on this mess too.

Tommy_G on September 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Keep it up. Name names. Make them famous. Fight, Fight, Fight!

ctmom on September 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Remember when he used to at least vote present?
Now we don’t even hear the crickets.

dragondrop on September 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

It just me, or is it 1976 all over again… with Gerald Ford played by W. and McCain, and Jimmy Carter played by Barack Obama? That led to four really terrific years, didn’t it?

VastRightWingConspirator on September 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

Too little, too late.

Hillary is a senator from a knee-jerk socialist state for the rest of her boring life.

Sapwolf on September 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

I like the ad, but he nees more of them, more hard hitting, and quickly too.

changer1701 on September 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Over at Wizbang blog there is a good analysis of the magnitude of the bailout. Send it to everyone you know so they understand the size of this.

From the article: The Bottom Line: If the Treasury simply took the $700 Billion and started paying off taxpayer mortgages, they could pay off every mortgage in the country worth less than $75,000… Or put another way, $700 Billion could pay off well over half of all outstanding first mortgages in the entire country.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/09/30/understanding-70000000000000.php

bobsunshine on September 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

By the way, my pessimism on the election is also a hedge.

Stop the Hate!
McCain/Palin 08

Sapwolf on September 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

The mortgage mess seems to be an election tool for the democrats to embarrass the Republicans for not getting on boeard the 700 billion dollar scam and thus throwing us into a depression. It seemed to work for some lemmings who jumped willingly over the proverbial cliff in losing over a trillion dollars in the stock market yesterday. The democrats will stop at nothing. Where are the 200 million dollars from foreign and unreported donors to Obama coming from?

volsense on September 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

Finally… A shot across the bow…

Star20 on September 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Until McC links Hussein to CRA, ACORN & Ayers and clearly explains, in very simple terms, what the motivations & goals of these associations were/are, he will lose the election.

kuhio on September 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Not bad, but needs more bullets and explosions.

TexasDan on September 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

The whole thing is still framed as a “reform” and “regulate” issue. It’s a good ad, but it could be much stronger if it weren’t on the Democrat/Media’s home court.

They need to hit on what caused this mess to begin with – the government encouraging mandating and enabling reckless borrowing and lending.

forest on September 30, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Come one 42, put your country before your party

ConservativePartyNow on September 30, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Until I see The One with a bloodied lip and one ear ripped off, and that smug expression wiped off his face, I won’t accept the notion that the McCain campaign is stepping it up. Because that’s what it’s going to take to beat the MSM and OBambi.

AubieJon on September 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Bang-on. MUCH more like this, please!

Oh, and

I never tire of seeing my enemies arrayed against one another.

Browncoatone on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Indeed! “We’ve done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.” ‘Bout time we showed it!

Noocyte on September 30, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Until McC links Hussein to CRA, ACORN & Ayers and clearly explains, in very simple terms, what the motivations & goals of these associations were/are, he will lose the election.

kuhio on September 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Exactly. This ad is weak.

genso on September 30, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Why is this an ad?

Why is this not a speech? A major speech?

Where names and named, accusations put forth and a call for indictments, investigations and hearings made?

This isn’t some minor political issue. Franks, Dodd, et al, may have caused an economic disaster here.

The Democrat Clown Congress investigates Republicans for “outing” some chairwarming, useless bureaucrat, but can’t be bothered to hold hearings regarding a financial meltdown?

Sorry, an ad doesn’t do it. Making a citizen’s arrest on the criminal Barney Frank would be more appropriate.

Trying Frank and hanging him by the neck until dead would be optimal, but that would be in perfect world.

NoDonkey on September 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Sad that McCain is stuck doing his own research and reporting, while Obama has thousands of fans in the media doing it for him.

kc8ukw on September 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

That is what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

They need to tell it on the mountain.

TheSitRep on September 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Good, but doesn’t pound it in.
He’s gotta do more
He’s gotta show Harry Reid begging him to come and then telling him to take a hike.
Tie this in with the energy issue and he can crush the Dems. But he has to be more aggressive as the Media will not allow his message to be heard.

Iblis on September 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM

this is too nice, with the state of the media today and what they are doing. Don’t have much choice but to go to the mattresses on this for the next month. Take it to them

jp on September 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM

They need to run this add in all 57 states!

Old Hippie Vet on September 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Sad that McCain is stuck doing his own research and reporting, while Obama has thousands of fans in the media doing it for him.

kc8ukw on September 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

That’s why he has to force this issue. If he brings it up in debates, speeches, and ads the media has to address it. Now, the media might try to spin it in a way helpful to Obama, but at least the issue gets exposed to more voters.

Mark1971 on September 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Obama’s attack ads, which are running in NC, are not being this nice and dancing around the issues.

jp on September 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

I wish I could read the text of this, because I don’t have speakers here at work. The images look good, though, and using former President Clinton is excellent–he does carry sway with those middle 20% who decide elections.

It’s a good start! I’m getting the feeling that McCain is “testing the waters” on this issue, getting feedback from GOP House members that Democrats, not Bush, are to blame for Fannie and Freddie making bad loans and selling them to other banks, but sand-bagging the issue FOR NOW until he works out some kind of solution with the House GOP–either a bailout bill is voted through, or they decide that a Congressional bailout isn’t needed, and a Fed / FDIC solution is adopted instead.

Then, once the situation is under control, McCain can start running ads blaming Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson for Fannie and Freddie overlending, Democrats for blocking McCain’s proposed reforms in 2005, and crediting himself for working with the Congress and the President to fix the situation, while Obama was out campaigning waiting for his phone call.

If McCain can get this straightened out with help from Republicans, then blame the Democrats for the initial mess, and convince the American people, we’ll see his poll numbers rise in a hurry. But maybe he doesn’t want to take credit for something until it’s done. Look where that got the head honchos from Fannie and Freddie.

Steve Z on September 30, 2008 at 1:04 PM

That’s why he has to force this issue. If he brings it up in debates, speeches, and ads the media has to address it. Now, the media might try to spin it in a way helpful to Obama, but at least the issue gets exposed to more voters.

Mark1971 on September 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

And it will have the added benefit of exposing the MSM as well.

genso on September 30, 2008 at 1:05 PM

One thing that seemed odd is the tone sounded like a McCain attack ad when it began. Was that an intentional headfake? She normally should have sounded more excited by increasing her pitch for the first two points, right?

econavenger on September 30, 2008 at 1:05 PM

So Maverick is helping to rewrite the Clinton legacy?
This just shows how horrible congress has become, when BC appears to be a statesman.
Hening on September 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

In that instance, Bill Clinton was a president of all the people first, and a democrat second.

McCain is doing nothing to rewrite the Clinton legacy. And you should be smart enough to figure this out on your own.

wise_man on September 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

MORE OF THIS, AND NON-STOP TRUTH TELLING ON OTHER ISSUES AS WELL.

EVERY DAY, ALL DAY, UNTIL ELECTION DAY.

50% OF THE ADS: WHY OBAMA IS WRONG FOR OUR FUTURE.
50% OF THE ADS: WHY MACAIN-PALIN IS RIGHT.

JustTruth101 on September 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Good start. Lots of inertia to overcome.

ElectricPhase on September 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM

More on this, McCain.

Cardiganfox on September 30, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Nice shot, dont get cocky. Keep it up though!

Dash on September 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Eh – it’s a start, but….

Editor on September 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Hell yes, keep it up!

deedtrader on September 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Maybe a little off-topic, but the markets are still stable, halfway through the trading day, up about 3% from yesterday. They jumped up about that much over the first hour, and remained about steady thereafter.

Congress is saying Happy New Year to America’s Jewish population while doing nothing on the bailout, but the markets aren’t worried. Do they know something that we don’t know, that maybe an Executive Branch bailout would be sufficient, and that a Congressional bailout might not be necessary?

Steve Z on September 30, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Obama speaking to a crowd, on Fox right now …..

Don’t look at it as a bailout, that’s the wrong word to use, ….. eventually you may even turn a profit on the investment the government is putting into the banking industry.

Yup, our government will run a profitable enterprise.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

fogw on September 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Anyone notice how the the Dow is going up today?

Slooowwwly, but what’s that about? Because the gasbags are on holiday?

tru2tx on September 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Hey Guess what You tube took down the original copy of Burning Down the House what caused the Economic Crisis. That was posted right here on this Blog, this is a copy watch before they take this one down too. The Original had over a 1 million hits. Who hates free speech? Somebody should be making some noise over this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxgSubmiGt8

Dr Evil on September 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Where is Hillary anyway???

thevastlane on September 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM

This is the ad that should have been running right after AIG & Lehman — and AP is right that it should highlight BO more — so McCain has some catching up to do.

Those who think that some 30 sec/1 min ad is going to educate some mushy middle voter about CRA, ACORN and such are kidding themselves. The video posted here and all over the rightosphere explaining the problem is about 10 times that long. That’s how it gets out, to the extent it gets out — viral Internet, talk radio, FNC, etc. It’s too much for a quickie ad, and the MSM sure ain’t gonna do it.

Karl on September 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Good ad. Could be more forceful with some quick clips from that 2004 hearing, maybe as a follow up ad.

Also need Obama saying yesterday on the campaign trail that regulators failed. Tie him into the lie.

Ed, AP, get this comment to team McCain pronto!

Mr_Magoo on September 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

“thevastlane on September 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM”

in a undisclosed secure location — duh!
:-)

Buckaroo on September 30, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Slooowwwly, but what’s that about? Because the gasbags are on holiday?

tru2tx on September 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Yes. I’m anxiously awaiting the bright red headline when the markets close saying the Dow gained back 50% of its losses in one day.

It’s amazing how these things work out, isn’t it?

lorien1973 on September 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Good start now name names John. Remember you were going to make them famous well show some balls and name the scoundrels that are in our face everyday pretending to be fixing the mess they created!

Otherwise the only one you will make famous is the one Barrack Hussein 0Bomba!

dhunter on September 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM

“tru2tx on September 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM”

will rogers — noone’s life & property safe when congress is in session — etc. …

Buckaroo on September 30, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Steve Z on September 30, 2008 at 1:15 PM

They realize, as normal people do, that we don’t need the feds stuffing their meat down our throats, that if they give us a little breathing room we can do things on our own.

People sold-off yesterday at a loss to gain cash, that left all sorts of tasty things to grab for those willing to buy.

Screw the Congress jerks for declaring themselves the smartest people in the room.

Bishop on September 30, 2008 at 1:25 PM

AP is right that it should highlight BO more

Karl on September 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM

You are correct, sir. Obama was stumping yesterday saying that the regulators dropped the ball. Total lie and he gets away with it. McCain has to call him on these lies. I know Obama is preaching to the choir out there but it does get on the news snippits and undecideds will see it and buy it.

Mr_Magoo on September 30, 2008 at 1:25 PM

It’s amazing how these things work out, isn’t it?
lorien1973 on September 30, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Truly, as if the market operators said, “finally, those idiots are out of the way and we can get our work done.”

Bishop on September 30, 2008 at 1:27 PM

I think that gave me a chub.

Levinite on September 30, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Wow. I remember when his wife was still alive. She used to be involved in everything.

JiangxiDad on September 30, 2008 at 12:36 PM

JiangxiDad, I’m not sure when I like you best; when you’re offering great wisdom in a calm deliberate manner or this dry comedic side. Glad I don’t have to choose. Thanks for the laugh today and all the rest of your posts!

NightmareOnKStreet on September 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM

I just saw a lunchtime ad with Barack Obama and Tony Rezko in it.

Interesting and all… but I’m in TEXAS.
??

Kai on September 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Anyone notice how the the Dow is going up today?

Slooowwwly, but what’s that about? Because the gasbags are on holiday?

tru2tx on September 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

The SEC is looking at suspending the “mark-to-market” rule. That caused the last sudden move up. Plus, people are buying into a bailout.

genso on September 30, 2008 at 1:41 PM

If McCain hadn’t hopped on the “Bailout Now” bus when it got cranked up, he could come out saying that “Hey, look at the markets. Where’s the collapse? Why was this such a great big emergency? Was there really an emergency or was this concocted to get Obama elected?”

AubieJon on September 30, 2008 at 1:43 PM

BTW, there’s something that has been bothering me since the debate about McCain. From the moment he walked on the stage and started talking about Teddy being in the hospital, he seemed like he’d just run over his dog or something. Surely, he wouldn’t let Teddy’s health have him so off his game. So I’ve been wondering if there was something else going on. He has seemed almost timid lately. What’s going on with him? Maybe he decided he’d rather not be POTUS with all the economic chaos? Not likely. A health scare? God, I hope not. Strategy? The calm before the storm? I can only hope. Anyone else have a thought?

NightmareOnKStreet on September 30, 2008 at 1:43 PM

Oh yeah! It’s smackdown time!

McCain shouldn’t cite the WaPo though – why not cite his own friggin press release from 2006? Or the law he sponsored?

Would be great if there was video of making for that press release, that would really zing it in.

Next commercial: show Democrats from the hearings in 2004 saying that Fannie Mae was wonderful and that the Republicans were “lynching” Fannie Mae.

Seixon on September 30, 2008 at 1:44 PM

I want to be a voice over artist. I’m tired of the same two people getting all of the work.

cannonball on September 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM

“NightmareOnKStreet on September 30, 2008 at 1:43 PM”

my thought — I’m REALLY sick of the defeatist hand-wringing of you and your ilk …

/you asked …

Buckaroo on September 30, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Yes, this is a great ad. Now watch Obama’s lead grow in the polls. Sorry to by cynical… but I am starting to really worry.

Hunt035 on September 30, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Next commercial: show Democrats from the hearings in 2004 saying that Fannie Mae was wonderful and that the Republicans were “lynching” Fannie Mae.
Seixon on September 30, 2008 at 1:44 PM

I can’t help but think that those commercials have to be coming in droves, Mac’s ad guys have shown themselves to be pretty savvy. Then again Mac couldn’t be telling them to lay-off, trying to be the good bipartisan fool.

Bishop on September 30, 2008 at 1:52 PM

in a undisclosed secure location — duh!
:-)

Buckaroo on September 30, 2008 at 1:23 PM

I guess so…

Her absence is so pleasant in more than one way right now!

thevastlane on September 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Well it is good to see every time you tube takes this down a new one gets put back up. It needs to be circulated on another service besides you tube maybe? It looks like the Liberal Google Boys, are not so much into Free Speech ah didn’t they censor something for the Chinese too?

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

Dr Evil on September 30, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Wow. I remember when his wife was still alive. She used to be involved in everything

Is it too late to send a card?

tberke on September 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM

Remember McCain’s new campaign slogan…….

Bipartisanship is HARD!

Complete horsehockey…… I HAD high hopes….

Randy1968 on September 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM

The ad is weak but a good start. OK John you have the range – now open fire with the full barrage. Mix this in with harder hitting ads and watch the public have the impression that Bill Clinton is in all of them. Fix bayonets!

bill30097 on September 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM

You are correct, sir. Obama was stumping yesterday saying that the regulators dropped the ball. Total lie and he gets away with it. McCain has to call him on these lies. I know Obama is preaching to the choir out there but it does get on the news snippits and undecideds will see it and buy it.

Mr_Magoo on September 30, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Obama is beating McCain’s (actually Bush’s, but it doesn’t matter) brains out on the economy, but all McCain wants to discuss are earmarks, the surge, and bipartisianship. No leadership and no headhunting for accountability.

Watching McCain campaign now is like watching a mortally wounded animal. And listening to TV pundits for the next five weeks will be like listening to sportcasters announce the past two BCS football games in which Ohio State was beaten by Florida and then LSU. In the second half, the games were never in doubt, and they were like watcing a slow death. In fact, McCain is playing this like Maverick (Tom Cruise’s character) in Top Gun–McCain is refusing to engage. But unlike Cruise’s character, McCain shows no sign of engaging.

Make no mistake, earlier in the campaign, McCain may not have known how many residences he and his wife own. But after several more weeks, he will–because he’ll be spending a lot of time in them. And there’s a DC residence in which he won’t be residing. I’m thrilled to have wasted money on his ineffective campaign.

Obama and his wife didn’t regularly use an interest-bearing checking account until 2005, yet Obama is “better” is killing McCain on the economy without any response? It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life, but it’s happening.

BuckeyeSam on September 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM

I can’t help but think that those commercials have to be coming in droves, Mac’s ad guys have shown themselves to be pretty savvy. Then again Mac couldn’t be telling them to lay-off, trying to be the good bipartisan fool.

Maybe they’re already made, and waiting. Maybe he has some waiting for a situation where the bailout passes, and he takes credit for it, and another set waiting for a situation where the Congressional bailout fails, but another solution is found. Then, once the crisis is over, blame the Democrats, and say that Obama was out campaigning while he was working.

The ad people might be just waiting this out, see how it plays out, then pounce when they’ve got the right argument and message.

Steve Z on September 30, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Bill was actually covering his own arse. His administration implemented the CRA much more forcefully.

Theworldisnotenough on September 30, 2008 at 2:02 PM

Bill and Hillary Clinton are in favor of McCain/Palin 08.

It’s the dirty little secret the MSM can’t go near because they’re afraid of Obama’s National Civilian Security Force.

Gutless cowards.

jeff_from_mpls on September 30, 2008 at 2:04 PM

This ad does nothing to help McCain, last night Democrats did a good job at making Republican look like wimps. Game over for McCain I hope I’m wrong. You have no idea how much I despise democrats.

pukara61 on September 30, 2008 at 2:05 PM

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