Friday, September 12, 2008

Personal Attacks One-Sided?

Well, yes, according to McCain's campaign. Obama recently released an ad showing McCain is so old time he doesn't really know anything about the economy and he STILL doesn't know how to use a computer and send e-mail:

The newest ad showcasing their hard line includes unflattering footage of McCain at a hearing in the early '80s, wearing giant glasses and an out-of-style suit, interspersed with shots of a disco ball, a clunky phone, an outdated computer and a Rubik's Cube.

"1982, John McCain goes to Washington," an announcer says over chirpy elevator music. "Things have changed in the last 26 years, but McCain hasn't.

"He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail, still doesn't understand the economy, and favors two hundred billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class," it says. It shows video of McCain getting out of a golf cart with former President George H.W. Bush and closes with a photo of him standing with the current President Bush at the White House. "After one president who was out of touch, we just can't afford more of the same."

Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said the campaign was not making an issue of the 72-year-old McCain's age, but the time he's spent in Washington.

"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."

McCain has said he relies on his wife and staff to work the computer for him and that he doesn't use e-mail.

The ad is being coupled with another positive spot that highlights Obama's change message, arguing he will provide better health care and tax breaks and bring people together.

A spokesman for the Republican National Committee, Alex Conant, accused Obama of "trying to destroy" McCain and running mate Sarah Palin with personal attacks.
See that last bit in red? As opposed to the Republicans' nominee's campaign, which has NEVER *cough*Obama responsible for high gas prices*cough* attacked Obama.

At least what Obama's saying is actually true... And the point of the ad is "out with the old, in with the new." McCain's out of touch with what Americans need. The only thing he's in touch with is what his colleagues, lobbyists, and big business tell him.

So McCain, who's trying to steal Obama's message of changing how business is done in Washington? More of the same. Hence the nickname: McSame (as Bush). Or McBush.

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