John McCain’s “Love” Doubles As Obama Attack

John McCain may be the supportive subject of this new campaign ad, called “Love,” but Barack Obama definitely provides the thrust of the message. Or, rather, takes the brunt of the message.

Like Obama’s recent advertorial offerings, this one minute spot provides some biographical information on McCain, particularly with regard to his time as POW and how it inspired his public service. With that background out of the way, the President Palmer-esque narrator turns his rhetorical attention to McCain’s Democratic rival:

John McCain doesn’t always tell us what we ‘hope’ to hear… Beautiful words cannot make our lives better. But a man who has always put his country and her people before self, before politics can. Don’t ‘hope’ for a better life. Vote for one.

While we’re sort of on the subject of McCain’s POW status, check out this comment from former President Bill Clinton:

Every living soul on the planet has some often highly justified anger. Everybody… If you know anybody who was a P.O.W. for any length of time, you will see, you go along for months or maybe even years and then something will happen and it will trigger all those bad dreams, and it will come back, it may not last 30 seconds…

McCain downplayed Clinton’s comments, which some people are calling a deliberate attack. Said the politico, “I don’t know where he gets his expertise.”

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  • mark

    Clever ad McSame using the 1960’s hippies…if you were running against Obama’s MOM.

    clueless, old, and dated

    that’s SAME you can believe in

  • dvlaries

    ” this one minute spot provides some biographical information on McCain ”
    SOME being the key word. It leaves out how he abandoned the loyal first wife who waited for him, because she’d been in a car accident and no longer resembled the beauty pageant contestant he’d bargained for. No word either about the trophy piece of trim he picked up next who greased his way into politics.

  • mark

    btw. McSame

    Barack was only 9 yo. when the 1970’s began.

  • WTF

    WTF is Bill Clinton talking about? Attacking POW during a time of war as a backhand slap against McCain. Not very bright there Bill, please shut up.

  • Joe

    Obama was busing snorting cocaine when McCain was serving his country. No much has changed.

  • Paul

    I can’t imagine a president who was so dumb he wanted to stay a POW …. and we are thinking he has what it takes to run the country…. What a mess!

  • Madonna's Boy

    McCain= BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!

    Sen. McSame, your old self would be very sad and disappointed in your current self. You’ve morphed into a pandering, right-wing nutjob for the sake of trying to become President. It ain’t ever gonna happen. You can blame Dubya for losing the Presidency TWICE!!!

    GOP needs to go down in flames for the damage they’ve done to this country!

  • Kyler

    Sometimes when I think about the Republican party I think about their inability to admit they are wrong, so much so that even when an administration’s policies have proven unsuccessful they still cling to it and defend it. It’d be nice to finally have someone in office that isn’t afraid to look at a policies effectiveness and flip flop when that policy proves to not be working.

  • Bill

    When McSlimey was “serving his country” he was consorting with the enemy (the Viet Cong), making films for them condemning the United States and the war against the North Vietnamese. You owe it to yourself to find out all the dirty underhanded crap he pulled, and how he lies about all of that today. Being a POW doesn’t immediately qualify you for sainthood, especially if you’re a tool. And a fool. And a “maverick” who espouses every side of every issue, and says “Oh, I never said that.” Bullshit. You did it. You said it. You’re a complete fraud. You’re McInsane, you treasonous old fart.

    But then… facts will never interfere with a biased opinion, will they?

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