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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Like This, Please

posted by on August 20 at 15:07 PM

It’s important for Obama to talk about what he’ll do himself, and keep on about the hope and all that mess, but it’s also important for him to tell people that McCain is a jerk, because he is.

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Damned straight.

And McSame has a nasty temper too, not that most of the MSM will ever admit how many times he's exploded in a fiery rage at them over nothing.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 20, 2008 3:23 PM

Obama needs a whole lot more of these ads out there, alot more.

Posted by Whitworth Fag | August 20, 2008 3:28 PM

I'd like to think that this is part of a strategy... why should Obama always be in the lead?

Posted by demo kid | August 20, 2008 3:39 PM

one and a half cheers.

Yes we need more of these ads but the VP drama gameis obsuring this kind of message and also:
instead of just being for change he needs to tell Bubba in Ohio what this change will bring to Bubba. We need change that helps Bubba.

Tell him how it will help him why dontcha, then you could you know, ahem, er, um, get his vote.

Posted by PC | August 20, 2008 3:52 PM

Mr. Reed, I shared a prison cell with Willie Horton. Willie Horton was a friend of mine. And you, sir, are no Willie Horton.

Posted by Seth | August 20, 2008 3:56 PM

To esoteric for my taste. Will pass over voters head in my opinion.

Posted by StrangerDanger | August 20, 2008 3:57 PM

Ralph who? Jack who?

Americans don't resonate with this -- or the ornate choreography of who calls hearings for what.

If Obama's going to hit back, he needs to land his punches on things people give a crap about.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 20, 2008 3:58 PM

@7 - I disagree. People don't have to know the details (or care) to get that McCain failed to call someone to account for corruption. They know instinctively that the Bush years have been corrupt beyond belief, and this shows McCain as a part of that. That's all it has to do.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | August 20, 2008 4:08 PM

Jube is right.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 20, 2008 4:21 PM

One does get weary of hearing liberals claim that the average American is too dumb to be swayed by logic or facts. Not that there isn't some truth to that observation, but frankly it smacks of lazy elitism. Seriously, if that's really the case then why bother even trying?

Even "Bubba" (or whatever insulting name you use to describe working class voters) is smart enough to know that his bank account is empty and the problem seems to be getting worse. Maybe he just some dots connected for him.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 20, 2008 4:24 PM

Using the image of Jack Abramoff in this way promotes anti-semitism. Seattle's Jewish community must resist this cheap attempt to stir up anti-Jewish sentiment by being vigilant in our support for leaders like George Bush and John McCain. Bush is the most pro-Israel president we have ever had. America needs to stand strong with Israel now. The Stranger has gone against conventional Seattle wisdom and been pro-war. Bush is the best American president Israel has ever known, and many in the Seattle Jewish community appreciate what Bush has done for Israel.

Posted by Josh | August 20, 2008 4:37 PM

@11 WTF?!? are you talking about? If you really think anything you wrote is true then you're an idiot. Please post at free republic and keep your insane ramblings out of our playground. Thanks.

Posted by brian | August 20, 2008 4:51 PM

Use the Keating 5 scandal. He was hip-deep in that one, and OLD PEOPLE remember it. They're the only ones that watch TV, anyway.

Posted by max solomon | August 20, 2008 5:11 PM

Why not create a Flip-Flopper ad, actually repeating the dreaded "Flip Flopper" label multiple times? No, too nasty, too personal for these pussy Democrats. And the Democratic ad would point out that he's now for Bush's tax cuts. ("Oh - he's for tax cuts!")

Or a big scary ad aimed at female voters about McCain wanting to make abortion illegal again. The Democratic ad on this would surely talk about the Supreme Court and use the phrase "litmus test," instead of, say, "back-alley blood baths."

Fucking stupid Democrats. No balls. They are going to lose if they keep the gloves on. Obama should choose Biden, who turned Giullani into a punchline with his "noun + verb + 911" gem. He seems to get it.

Posted by Free Lunch | August 20, 2008 6:23 PM

this scandal is too old - too obscure

ad is too formal, it makes Mc Cain look Presidential, jeez

Fire these ad people

He is anti choice - show the bloody coat hangers for Christ Sake

Never show a flattering pic of Mc Moron in

your ad, jeez

General and President Eisenhower's grand daughter has endorsed Obama - WHERE IS THAT AD

With solid ref. to her distinguished Grand Father

Wonder why Obama took so much vacation time, and why not pic of his kids and him having fun - it feels like he retreated to get his bearings - not good image at this time - the young guy all tired out, or just not all 100 per cent engaged??

Posted by Adam | August 21, 2008 4:49 AM

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