Barack Obama simply couldn’t help himself!
Taking a page from John McCain’s book, the presumptive Democratic nominee and his campaign today released a new video called “Embrace,” which depicts McCain as the dreaded “celebrity.” Seth Colter Walls elaborates:
With Barack Obama on vacation this week, perhaps it was the perfect time for Obama’s campaign to release an attack ad that makes no mention of their candidate (a rarity, thus far). After all, he won’t have to answer any process questions about the “tone” of the race. Or perhaps, just as former Sen. Tom Daschle said last week, Obama’s advisers believe McCain’s Paris Hilton ad did real damage.
Either way, the celebrity line of attack has become rather popular.
Hot, nauseating new trend alert! Now, let’s hope Obama doesn’t venture into Biblical territory. That would be abominable.
Yes, yes, yes! Hit him again and again and again, harder. McNuts has had a free ride for too long. Obama has to show he has the courage to hit back and hit back hard. The American voter is looking for some fire in Obama,not the “nice guy” image he’s been cultivating. Let’s see some fight from the Obama camp for a change. Unfortunately, time and time again it has been shown the “high road” leads to defeat. McNuts has given the Democrats sooo muucch ammo, it’s about time they started to use it. Lock and load and blow that sucker away.
Bob R, you said it all: it’s about time a Democrate showed a little spark of life. And what’s really good about this hit-back is that it doesn’t just mock mccain’s celebrity (like mccain’s ad did with Obama), but it actually raises concrete issues. In any event, we are all clear now that both candidates have appeared in public before running for president. What a non-issue we have mccain to thank for!
(um, and I know there’s no “e” on the end of “Democrat”. A thousand apologies.
The problem is that Obama has been running his campaign as a celebrity, while McCain has been running his as a politician. After all, it is Obama who has decided to give his acceptance speech in front of 60,ooo ‘fans’ instead of at the convention. This only invites the celebrity label. Of course, McCain could not get 60,000 if he wanted. But that is kind of beside the point.
Bono could get 60,000 (perhaps not for a speech). That would be a better celebrity comparison than the Paris/Britney one. But the McCain camp would also like to tie celebrity to airhead so it is doubtful they would ever run an ad making a Bono/Obama comparison.
*sigh* Such a non-issue. But this one does indeed at least raise some issues, instead of just a petty attack. It’s a nice comeback (and he hasn’t turned any actual celebrities against him,lol) :p
I hate this whole “celebrity” thing, but this is a brilliant response. It hits the age issue pretty hard, if subliminally, playing “old-timey” music and mentioning that McCain has been a Washington celebrity “for decades.” Nicely done, but please, can we talk substance now?
Smack the SMIRK off Grampy
An Unscientific Presidential POLL (kinda like Fox)
[ ] McCain is this year’s Bob Dole
[ ] Obama is the “Black” John Kerry
[ ] McCain will pick Condi as Veep for Checkmate
[ ] Obama will be a Bill Clinton two-termer
[ ] McCain will be like Papa Bush’s third term of Reagan
[ ] Obama will be ousted by Big Oil in one term
[ ] Bush will declare Martial Law to stay in Office
[ ] Obama will have an Affair in Office
[ ] Bill Clinton will hit on Michelle Obama
[ ] Hillary will run for President in 2012
[ ] McCain will Die in Office
[ ] Al Gore will return to complete his 2000 elected term as a result of civil unrest
[ ] Paris Hilton’s Thong will Run Up her Ass
Multiple answers allowed (and encouraged!)
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