New McCain ad: Meet my opponent, the male opera singer

posted at 5:59 pm on October 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, one of the funniest — and most devastating — attack ads of the campaign. Glassman is an Air Force JAG and who likes to raise money for underprivileged kids in his spare time. He also sings with the Tucson Boys Choir, from which the footage here is presumably drawn. And of course he’s getting crushed by McCain in the general election, for the simple reason that Arizona, of all states, isn’t about to replace a longtime Republican incumbent with a Democrat in this year of all years. But no matter: Maverick’s a go-for-the-throat kind of guy — except when he’s running against Barack Obama, of course — so here he is lunging for the jugular with a spot that makes it almost impossible to think of Glassman going forward without giggling. Like Dave Weigel says: Brutal.


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Air Force? Well there’s your problem. ;-)

Rightwingguy on October 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Hey, Mac, where were these ads against Obama?

amerpundit on October 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Pretty impressive vocal range.

At least he has a fall-back career when this Congress stuff doesn’t pan out for him.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Was that falsetto?

pedestrian on October 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Yeah, Hayworth would have never beat this guy…

Vigilante on October 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM

That guy is probably another Christine O’Donnell ie a nut. McCain should give him a nice beat down.

Chudi on October 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Where was this nasty SOB in ’08?

tommylotto on October 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Holy shiite, glassman might as well have said he would like to give amnesty to all illegals and disband the military.

The ‘rats are picking a really bad year to jump on the PBHO bandwagon.

Bishop on October 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Megs approved of this? How hateful. I mean as “a 26 year old woman representing my generation” she approved of this? Well I never.

Marcus on October 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Who is this McCain guy?

SlaveDog on October 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Where was this nasty SOB in ’08?

tommylotto on October 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Being thoughtful and circumspect and nuanced and above-it-all and courtly and not racist and…

ncborn on October 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

McCain, and his daughter need to put a sock in it already.

McCains bravado here, when he was to afraid to campaign against Obama, is just that. False bravado. It really holds no weight.

As for his daughter. I wished she’d shut the he!! up, and grow up, before throwing herself into the pit. She has a grudge against Palin, and a feud with O’Donnell. Tell me…is there any woman she DOES like, that isn’t liberal?

Me thinks she’s a jealous snit, who’d be better off doing the gossip for the E network, and stay the heck out of politics.

capejasmine on October 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Was that falsetto?

pedestrian on October 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I think obama calls that fellatio.

the_nile on October 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM

McCain opposes SB1070 also.

Valiant on October 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Don’t look now but McCain saying Palin reminds him of Reagan……KATIE BAR THA FREAKING DOOR!!!!!

Media Supernova in DC/NYC set to explode in 5…….4…….

PappyD61 on October 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Maverick version 7, works for me.

fourdeucer on October 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

That guy is probably another Christine O’Donnell ie a nut. McCain should give him a nice beat down.

Chudi on October 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

You really hate that dead horse, don’t you Chud?

Good Solid B-Plus on October 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

I would love to see what McCain’s media team could do against Charlie Crist.

Terrie on October 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

“Maverick’s a go-for-the-throat kind of guy — except when he’s running against Barack Obama, of course —…”

“My friends…”

Seven Percent Solution on October 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Maverick’s a go-for-the-throat kind of guy — except when he’s running against Barack Obama, of course

nuff said

the man will go back to playing nice with the dems and stick it to the gop as soon as he is elected

cmsinaz on October 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Was that falsetto?

pedestrian

Yes, that was a falsetto and a vibrato that brought me back to the days of Tiny Tim. I hope he was joking.

McCain’s been baring teeth he needed to have shown two years ago.

princetrumpet on October 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Heck, this makes me like this Glassman more, not less. Shame he’s a Dem.

Inkblots on October 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

nuff said

the man will go back to playing nice with the dems and stick it to the gop as soon as he is elected

cmsinaz on October 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Very true he is like Christine O’Donnell we get the flawed republican or we get the other.

fourdeucer on October 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Something we need more of in the California races. Where, oh where have the Demon Sheep gone?

J.E. Dyer on October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Glassman has some pipes….maverick’s pipes are so gummed up, he croaks.

HornetSting on October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Teh funny.

peski on October 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

fourdeucer on October 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

tired of him and his twinkie loving daughter…

start the bus!

cmsinaz on October 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

I like opera. Anyone watching Boardwalk Empire with the tenor who sings Carrickfergus? It’s a beautiful song.

Blake on October 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Glassman has some pipes….maverick’s pipes are so gummed up, he croaks.

HornetSting on October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I’m a sucker for a sexy uvula.

Terrie on October 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

What a great ad…the kind that O’Donnell needed…right on target.

right2bright on October 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Aw, not better than this?

Kini on October 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I love it, but is there anyone out there here from AZ?
Is this your sort of humor…i.e. would the AZ folks appreciate it?

Lockstein13 on October 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

HornetSting on October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Hey!..Maybe we can hook Meggy Mac up with this guy?!?..:)

Dire Straits on October 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Lockstein13 on October 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

yes

it is a good ad, however, he should have had this type of ad during the 08 campaign…he is a rino

cmsinaz on October 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM

he should have had this type of ad during the 08 campaign…he is a rino

cmsinaz on October 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Imagine Obama opening his mouth and the words of Rev. Right damning America coming out.

fourdeucer on October 19, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Proof simply that McCain no longer has the balls he used to have.

Sure, he gets all ‘brutal’ on this hapless, weak and non-threatening opponent.

But against Obama? McCain showed all the testosterone of a kindergardner in pigtails and bunny slippers.

What a spineless bully he’s turned into in his old age. And he used to actually be an honorable man worthy of respect, once upon a time.

Midas on October 19, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Nice. What a shame we will lose this John McCain. On November 3rd he will turn back into a “maverick” like Cinderella at midnight.

Rocks on October 19, 2010 at 6:56 PM

I’d rather hear this guy than his daughter.

Tim Burton on October 19, 2010 at 7:11 PM

HornetSting on October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM
Hey!..Maybe we can hook Meggy Mac up with this guy?!?..:)

Dire Straits on October 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

I’m not sure he can afford to take her out to dinner. :)

HornetSting on October 19, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Air Force? Air Force JAG? Well there’s your problem. ;-)

Rightwingguy on October 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM

..FIFY, buster!

The War Planner on October 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM

And they said there were no more castrati.

Rodney “Castrato” Glassman!

jaime on October 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM

The War Planner on October 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM

LOL. I stand corrected.

Rightwingguy on October 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Hilarious, especially considering the man knows only one tune himself, that being “Double-Faced Dimwit, in the key of B-not-too-sharp

Dark-Star on October 19, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Megs approved of this? How hateful. I mean as “a 26 year old woman representing my generation” she approved of this? Well I never.

Marcus on October 19, 2010 at 6:06

Strange?? My 26 year old Coast Guard Officer son never, ever suggested that Meg McCain represents him. . .

DrStock on October 19, 2010 at 7:49 PM

All I can say is OMG!!
I live in AZ and wouldn’t vote for either of these clowns.

mmcnamer1 on October 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM

I also live in Raul Grijalva’s district (the idiot who called for a boycott of AZ) we are going to give him retirement party this Nov.

mmcnamer1 on October 19, 2010 at 7:55 PM

That guy is probably another Christine O’Donnell ie a nut. McCain should give him a nice beat down.
Chudi on October 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

YESSSS!!!! McCain the destroyer. Just like he beat up Obama. Oh Wait…

Go Away

antisocial on October 19, 2010 at 7:55 PM

DrStock on October 19, 2010 at 7:49 PM

What? I mean, they’re the same age and everything, so it makes total sense.

Best of luck to your son, btw.

Rightwingguy on October 19, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Like Dave Weigel says: Brutal.

Dave also says liberal turds taste good.

Indian Outlaw on October 19, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Old, angry, mean spirited, hypocritical back stabbing Senator who married for money and raised a trashy moron for a daughter, runs attack ad against doofus from other party. No not Kerry, McCain. What else is new? Oh yeah, it doesn’t matter who you vote for AZ, they will both sell out your state. Might as well change your state’s name to MexiZona.

JimP on October 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM

And they said there were no more castrati.

Rodney “Castrato” Glassman!

jaime on October 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Ok, you owe me a new keyboard.

V-rod on October 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Stump Turtle Rodney also has his own musical commercial out. In it he totally rips off Lynrd Skynrd’s Sweet Home Alabama classic. Somehow I don’t think the Van Zandt brothers would approve of the desecration of their conservative anthem by a libprog silver spoon joke of a candidate like Rodney “I like turtles” Glassman.

BillyGoatGruff on October 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Can we get Mike Rowe to run?

Male opera singer, host of Dirty Jobs and the only man I know who can actually render the Star Spangled Banner with beauty while sober.

I would vote for him just for that last part!

McCain’s opponent, not so much.

Of course McCain not so much, either…. apparently the D’s put up an opponent that Hayworth could have taken…

ajacksonian on October 19, 2010 at 9:31 PM

I wonder if Michelle Malkin is supporting Rodney Glassman?

Boxy_Brown on October 19, 2010 at 9:48 PM

I love it, but is there anyone out there here from AZ?
Is this your sort of humor…i.e. would the AZ folks appreciate it?

Lockstein13 on October 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I liked it. Don’t know about the rest of my fellow citizens. But then again, against Rodney Glassman, just about anything would be effective.

Would have rather seen Hayworth, but compared to Glassman, McCain is the one who needs to win.

McCain is hard to pin down — he certainly has been a RINO, but he is also very supportive of the candidate running against Grijalva, Ruth McClung is solid conservative so he is not just supporting a future RINO. There were several occasions during this election cycle where McCain stepped in and graciously got both McClung and the CD8 (Gabriella – I live in Texas but rule a district in Arizona – Giffords) candidate, Jesse Kelly, recognition in public settings when they had been snubbed by the Arizona Republican party establishment folks running those public events. In those instances, McCain regained some of my respect.

AZfederalist on October 19, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Was that falsetto?

pedestrian on October 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I think obama calls that fellatio.

the_nile on October 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM

It’s more commonly known as a castrato singer. A man who’s voice never matures due an endocrinological condition, or castration before puberty.

Susanboo on October 20, 2010 at 12:02 AM

well he’s not quite the fat lady but he will do

iam7545 on October 20, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Can we put to rest the myth that everyone who serves in the military is Conservative and that McCain wont’ squash anyone, even a military man, to keep himself perched in his position of power?

catmman on October 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Gotta love good old Backdoor John. Wouldn’t raise a finger to win a Presidential election against a wet eared marxist retard, but he’ll kick this poor pathetic SOB all over the playground. Way to run a tough campaign, Mav. Take a dive on the big fight; beat the hell out of a candy a**.

austinnelly on October 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM