Monday, October 27, 2008

Counterproductive?

I, like many others, think McCain has been way too soft on Obama. Certainly not with respect to the percentage of negative ads, but in the content. Now, if you're going to go negative, you should punch hard. But I fear that this third party ad (supposedly airing in PA and elsewhere) does not punch in the right place. It's a hard punch on the shoulder, when we really need a punch to the gut.



(Via Politico)

[However, if you're going to "go there", you need to do something to counter the response that Obama has already given to the Rev. Wright issue, that he wasn't in church when some of those things were said. You could even go to the audio book recording of Dreams From My Father, recorded in Obama's own voice, quoting Wright's "white folks' greed runs a world in need" bit, thereby demonstrating that he knew that Wright wasn't mainstream.]

People are tired of hearing about Wright, and opinions on that matter are already formed. Instead, show the American people what government will be like next year under unified Democratic control. What about an ad with some of the more inane ramblings of Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank? And maybe even throw in some Biden, and some John Kerry if you're feeling saucy.

Just string a bunch of them together - it shouldn't be hard to locate some choice clips - and then ask, "Is this who you want leading Washington?"

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