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Friday, August 22, 2008

And the Hits Keep Coming

posted by on August 22 at 11:50 AM

Obama and his allies are still hammering McCain for not remembering how many houses he owns. Here’s the latest from the Obama campaign, which ties the house issue right back to that image of McCain in a golf cart with George H.W. Bush:

Ouch. And here’s the latest from the Florida Democratic party. It’s called “Priceless.”

Via Ben Smith.

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I love the ad from Florida. Eat THAT, Grampy McSame!

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | August 22, 2008 11:53 AM

Now Obama has to keep this up right until November; AND he needs to overshadow McCain the week of the GOP Convention. Obama, if he is shrewd enough, needs to steal the spotlight the week of the GOP convention and prevent McCain from getting a bump coming out of his convention.

Obama: TAKE MCCAIN OUT!!!! No mercy!!!

Posted by Whitworth Fag | August 22, 2008 11:55 AM

I always love that photo of McCain hugging George W. Bush. Always makes me chuckle.

Posted by In MN | August 22, 2008 12:10 PM

"the only way to get around arizona is by small private plane"??

the arizona democrats should borrow that ad.

Posted by chops | August 22, 2008 12:11 PM

The best way to handle a rage-filled octogenarian like McCain is to slap him down repeatedly.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 22, 2008 12:16 PM

"cindy, we're low on geritol! prepare the auto-gyro for a trip to the apothecary's shoppe!"

Posted by chops | August 22, 2008 12:16 PM

@3 that pic is priceless.
it looks as if mccain is taking W down for a senior citizen MMA match.

Posted by SeMe | August 22, 2008 12:17 PM

The problem with this is...

many Americans aspire to wealth.

They'd rather be associated with the winners than the losers.

Posted by GK | August 22, 2008 12:29 PM


many americans would rather associate with wealthy folks that earned their wealth.

born into and married into, not so much.

hmmm, we apire to elitism, yet despise elitism.

Posted by chops | August 22, 2008 12:38 PM

The "how many homes" thing is a tangential "soft" gaffe from McCain. Like Hillary's sniper fire or Obama's "clinging to religion" remarks. They're not really the things people make their election decisions about.

Posted by raindrop | August 22, 2008 12:51 PM

So what, in raindrop-world, do people make their decisions about?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 22, 2008 12:55 PM

Obama, sweep the leg!

Posted by sensei | August 22, 2008 1:17 PM

I was an active member of the democratic party in Florida for eight years, and now I'm a very active member of the democratic party in Illinois (but still vote in Florida, because it actually means something). It's about fucking time they did something.

Posted by Jennifer in Chicago | August 22, 2008 1:32 PM

@10 - Are you fucking kidding me? This is EXACTLY the type of thing that millions of Americans will take in to consideration when they vote. Remember Dukakis and the tank?

Posted by Hernandez | August 22, 2008 1:34 PM

The first one is great.

The second one, although it makes good points, comes across as amateurish and lame. They need to up the production values.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | August 22, 2008 2:29 PM

Will is a solipsist, in that literally everything reminds him of himself, in such a way that he is unable to distinguish between anecdotes that make sense or at least refer to the subject at hand and those that do not -- it's all the same to him. So you say "booger" and he says "that reminds me, my grandfather was Scottish, and had a big nose, and some people thought he was Jewish, which is racist", which makes sense to him, but not to anyone else. He is also astoundingly judgmental, so it further occurs to him that being reminded of something racist that may or may not have occurred, the correct response to "booger" is "you are a racist". It's like a short circuit, that bypasses all of the affective parts of the brain in a normal person.

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 5:11 PM

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