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. Everybodyâ€¦ 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 secondsâ€¦
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.”