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At work today. Can't write much, but the 'Hot Chicks Dig Obama' ad from McCain is taken right out of the Corker v Ford playbook.

Check out the newest ad from the Rove-McCain sleaze machine. Type 'Hot Chicks Dig Obama' into Google and the link for the add from Talking Points Memo pops right up.

The important point to note is that the add only features white people, predominantly young, white, women, talking about how much they love Obama.

Don't roughly as many men love Obama as Women? Don't Black people - clearly - love Obama as a candidate? What about Latino's, who support Obama 2:1 over McCain. Nope. McNasty seems exclusively interested in the caucasian impression of Obama, particularly the young white 19 - 21 year old girl demographic.

As it was written on TPM, 'Can Obama call me be that far off' as an ad?

My only purpose with this is to try to alert as many people as possible to McCain's racist intentions so someone with authority can figure out a way to call him on it that prevents his campaign from whining like a troupe of Howler Monkey's. (God I hate the Republicans.)

Why would they draw attention to how popular and well liked a Candidate is? Are we supposed to hate our elected officials, really?

Let's call this subtle race-baiting what it is. Racism.

Originally posted to BrooklynDemocrat on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:35 AM PDT.

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  •  Obama loses when he talks about racism (18+ / 0-)

    This ad should be turned to an attack on Obama supporters' enthusiasm about engaging in the political process. That way, you don't address the racial aspect of the ad, and work to gin up enthusiasm in the Democratic base by showing how McCain is making fun of them.

    •  Yeah, and therein lies (12+ / 0-)

      the trap. That's one of the chief purposes of ads like this, not just to exploit racism but to get the Obama campaign to charge racism, so that they can turn around and say "Race Card! Race Card!" and portray Team Obama as paranoid and humorless. That's why attacks like this are effective; they're hard to respond to, which is why we shouldn't respond: we need to attack him and control the narrative. Perlstein had a good post on what he call FNB (Faggot Nigger Bitch) politics:

      It gets downright gothic in the case of Obama. One of Limbaugh’s ongoing jabs is that white female reporters find him sexually irresistible. “Snerdley is convinced Maureen [Dowd] wants Barack Obama,” he sighs. “I don’t even want to go there.” He depicted Time’s Ana Marie Cox as helpless before Obama’s overpowering sexuality, putting the following thoughts into her head: “Well, there’s no question the power is crackling through his jeans!”

      It reminds me of a Nixon masterpiece. The visuals for the Republican presidential candidate’s most pathbreaking commercials in 1968 featured only mood-setting stills. The one that began with Nixon intoning, “It is time for an honest look at the problem of order in the United States,” flashed pictures of burned out buildings—no black rioters, just the consequences of what rampaging blacks did. Then, finally, on a rubble-strewn street, a close-up of a mannequin that, if you weren’t paying attention, could scan subconsciously as a naked white woman lying helpless in the middle of the street: Birth of a Nation time.

      The genius FNB politics is that it can make those who diagnose it sound like barking moonbats. Sometimes you have a case. Sometimes, you’re just being paranoid (Matt Druge says “Dems rumble in Hollywood jungle; Clinton-Obama throwdown”—Aha! Jungle!—and “Obama team takes a ’Lincoln Bedroom’ shot”). And it’s often only in retrospect that the game seems truly deliberate. In 1952, Nixon used the word “traitor” to describe Dean Acheson, Adlai Stevenson, and Harry Truman. Outrageous!, Democrats responded. Whatever do you mean?, Nixon said in wounded tones, claiming he’d been misunderstood; he only meant they were “traitors to the high principles in which many of the nation’s Democrats believe.” Today, it’s obvious that he meant to suggest, you know, the crime of treason.

      •  Ultimately Nixon got was the master of his (0+ / 0-)

        undoing.

      •  Fatal decision to kill the 527s? (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        cartwrightdale

        Josh Marshall posted this today and it says it all:

        TPM Reader KD not optimistic ...

           

        As a black guy I can appreciate what McCain is doing. The subtext of the add is hot WHITE chicks dig him. The genius of the strategy is that Obama cannot call him out without being accused of playing the race card again. Apparently now in America, it is worse to call out subtle racism than to actually practice it.

           Now that McCain has in effect inoculated himself against the charge, you can expect to see these type of subtle ads kept being run. McCain will never run an add saying that Obama will sleep with your white daughter, but his ads will all have a subtle insinuation of this theme. The goal will be repetition. And they are counting on the media to play and talk about the ads. I dont think Obama can do anything about it.

           If Obama loses, his decision to kill the 527's will be a key reason why. Right now they would be carpet bombing McCain into the stone age (no pun intended). Move On on other 527's would have numerous ads on how McCain thinks Americans are whining about the economy, how confused McCain always is, etc. McCain would be on the defensive, instead of making Obama react to every new ad.

           The only hope now is that Obama's ground game. His ads have been most unimpressive. They lack creativity. The media really do not want to talk about them. One hopes that this all will change. Right now I give McCain's new campaign manager an A+. He may be despicable, but he knows what he is doing.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:54:07 AM PDT

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        •  If You Wanted Clinton-Style Campaigning (1+ / 0-)
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          GenXProgress

          You should have nominated a CLINTON...

          Obama has rejected the 527-style campaigning for VERY GOOD REASONS.

          The Primary was about TAKING CONTROL of the Party from the Hack Corporate Democrats we sold it to, or have you forgottten that, already?

          •  Suck it up id... I am *not* a Clinton supporter (2+ / 0-)
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            slinkerwink, Dube

            And calling MoveOn "hack corporate Democrats" would be funny... if it weren't so serious.

            TPM calls it like it sees 'em and Josh made a good call by posting this info.  It is a growing concern.

            <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

            by bronte17 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:07:48 AM PDT

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        •  All May Not Be Not Lost... (2+ / 0-)
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          slinkerwink, bronte17

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

          Senator Barack Obama will start looking the other way when it comes to the role 527s and other independent groups play in the election, a source close to his campaign told the Huffington Post.
          [snip]
          But on Monday two reports surfaced suggesting that a softening of Obama's stance may already be taking place. Earlier in the day, Politico's Ben Smith wrote that PowerPAC, a 501c4 that was initiating voter registration efforts primarily in the South and West, was planning to spend $10 million during the election. In the afternoon, FireDogLake's Jane Hamsher reported that "a source close to the Obama campaign," acknowledged their position on independent expenditures was changing.

          "Despite actively discouraging donors from giving to groups like Progressive Media at one point, they are now taking the position that it's nothing they have any control over," Hamsher wrote.

          "You can tell the truth but you better have a fast horse." - Rita Mae Brown -8.38, -5.54

          by majcmb1 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:12:59 AM PDT

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    •  The ad is only missing the "hot chicks" (0+ / 0-)

      I think the narration is getting in the range of the Ford ad, but not there yet, probably because even though a guy says "hot chicks dig Obama," the ad doesn't feature a single "hot chick" in the style of the Ford bimbo.

      NetrootNews coming soon!

      by ksh01 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:58:18 AM PDT

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  •  Stop Throwing "The Race Card" (5+ / 0-)

    When you call ANYTHING that paints Obama in a bad light, racist, it lowers the value of "Racism" when the GOP REALLY DOES go racist!!

    Is it in poor taste? YES...
    Is it RACIST? Probably not...

  •  Just to save you all from googling... (7+ / 0-)

    Here's the ad:

    "They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality...and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening."

    by Sagebrush Bob on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:39:04 AM PDT

  •  I don't think the race-baiting (9+ / 0-)

    in this ad is subtle at all. It is blatant and offensive in the extreme.

    We have only just begun and none too soon.

    by global citizen on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:39:06 AM PDT

  •  Once you go Barack, you never go back (5+ / 0-)

    amirite?

  •  Jake Tapper agrees with you (14+ / 0-)

    here.  

    How many young white women professing adoration for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, can you count in this anti-Obama web video that the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, was sending out yesterday?

    One...two...three...four...sure are a lot of young white women in this thing....

    Why do you think they put so many young white women professing their love for Obama in what is clearly an anti-Obama video? What would possibly be negative about young white women liking Sen. Obama?

  •  Racist? (2+ / 0-)
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    RyoCokey, I

    So if McCain had included blacks and Hispanics in the ad, then it wouldn't be racist?

    Seems to me that McCain is trying to target the one group where he has the potential to move the vote - whites. Blacks are voting in bloc for Obama. Hispanics are heavily favoring Obama. The only place McCain has a hope of getting traction is with whites. So why is it racist to include people in the ad that the target audience will most easily identify with?

    By your reasoning, every ad on BET, Univision and Telemundo are racist.    

    •  I genuinely appreciate (0+ / 0-)

      your charitable take on this.  I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but your take doesn't quite hold in this instance because of this:

      McCain campaign senior adviser Mark Salter writes to say: "All we are suggesting is 'the kids think he's dreamy. But should he be president?'"

      I imagine there are many of "the kids" who think he is dreamy...but many of them are people of color.  This ad only pulls out the white kids.

      "Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me to politics." Barack Obama

      by MLDB on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:58:02 AM PDT

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      •  "The kid" is demeaning (1+ / 0-)
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        DianeNYS

        Obama just turned 47. That's older than Kennedy and TR (one of McCain's heroes) were when they became president.

        On which point: I happened to see a clip of McCain from January, which was shortly followed by a more recent clip of him. The juxtaposition was not intended for this purpose, but it made me realize just how much McCain has aged in the last few months. He is simply not physically up to the rigors of the job, and this needs to be the focus of a 527 ad.

        American foreign policy is NOT a Viagra substitute.

        by DanK Is Back on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:02:13 AM PDT

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      •  "This ad only pulls out the white kids." (0+ / 0-)

        To be fair, that kind of racism, while rampant, is often unconscious. "People" = "white people". It's the basis for Chris Matthew's "normal Americans" comment. He wasn't purposely injecting racism into the discourse - it's just so ingrained in him he doesn't notice.

        Political operatives should be craftier than that, especially in this campaign - the racial implications should be apparent.  But so far, the McCain campaign has not given me any indication that it's particularly "crafty".

        •  "People" = "white people". (1+ / 0-)
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          zhimbo

          THAT should be the basis of the response -- why does John McCain's campaign assume that ONLY young white women like Barack Obama? Obama has supporters -- enthusiastic ones -- in every shape, age, color, gender and class (not to mention party).

          So if McCain shows only white women in his ads, he must be unconsciously ignoring the rest of us. This indicates a mind-set among Republicans, that they ignore the rest of us, and that says something about the party right there, doesn't it? George Bush calls the 'haves and have-mores' 'his base,' and John McCain, with his 6-10 houses, obviously agrees (look at his tax plan), so showing only white people in his ads is a no-brainer.

          ... and if the choice was deliberate, then it's likely racist, isn't it?

          Ed

          I do not belong to an organized political party -- I'm a Democrat. [Will Rogers]

          by Ed Drone on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:56:10 AM PDT

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    •  That's right -- (0+ / 0-)

      if he had included blacks and hispanics, then I wouldn't think there was a racial rift being raised.  That's almost a truism.

      But the fact is, he doesn't include any black faces except the news anchor at the beginning, who is not professing her worship of Obama.

      If you really want to compare ads on Telemundo to this, then I guess we might say that McCain feels that he is not a good candidate for minorities?  I mean, if he's trying to appeal directly to white people by showing images of only white people, that seems to be the conclusion.

      •  It's called targeted messaging... (0+ / 0-)

        You tailor your message for a specific segment of the market. Retailers do it every day. As does Obama. This is the first time I've heard anyone call the practice "racist".

        For instance, both campaigns are running radio ads in Spanish on Spanish speaking radio stations in Hispanic communities. Is that racist? Both have narrow issue ads running in specific regions and both have created ads for specific demographics, including women and older voter segments. In fact, based on what I've read, Obama's camp is doing a bettern job of targeted messaging than McCain.

        By your standard, it seems like all targeted messaging is either racist, sexist, or ageist.  

        •  Exactly what I was getting at. (0+ / 0-)

          If McCain's ads only target white people, what does that suggest about how he sees himself and his campaign?

          I don't think all targeted messaging is racist; but I do think there is a racial component to almost all targeted messaging.  That is, we market Goya brand products to Hispanics because that's what they grew up with and what they're accustomed to; we market Sylvia's collard greens to black Americans because that's what they grew up with and what they're accustomed to; we market Saltines to white people because that's what they grew up with and what they're accustomed to.  Beans aren't racist, greens aren't racist, and crackers aren't racist.

          So if McCain only markets himself to white people, what does that imply?

          •  That he's trying to be smart with his money... (0+ / 0-)

            Maybe it implies that he's smart enough to not waste cash trying to get blacks to vote for him (85% favor Obama based on the last data I've seen.) Maybe it implies that he's trying to reinforce recent gains in two key demographics - young people and women. Maybe it's because the women in the spot invoke images that most voters have encountered of teen white girls fainting at Beatles and Elvis concerts.

            If this were McCain's only ad, I'd say you might have a case. But it's just one of many. If I were to apply the same standard to Obama's recent no tax for seniors proposal, I would conclude that he's just marketing himself to retirees.

            Sorry, but this isn't racism. And to apply that terms to every instance of percieved slight only diminshes the power of the charge.

            BTW - why did you choose to use "Saltines" to the illustrate "white" food? Is that some thinly veiled reference to "cracker"? Hmmm...

             

            •  Heh, I only realized the other meaning (0+ / 0-)

              after I posted.  I couldn't think of any stereotypically white food.  Lutefisk, maybe?

              Look, I'm not saying this one ad makes him a KKK member.  But there's an obvious racial advantage that McCain has, and he'll undoubtedly milk it for all he can.  It'll be subtle, but probably not as subtle as this one.

              As I mentioned elsewhere, I think the main theme of his campaign is not "don't vote for the black guy," but "what is wrong with you people that you think a politician can actually do anything effective?"  Bitterness is far more in evidence than racism.

  •  The title pushes you to look at this as in a (1+ / 0-)
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    slinkerwink

    different light---otherwise, it is a slap at any of his supporters.

    The White House will be The People's House--B.Obama

    by Phil S 33 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:43:39 AM PDT

  •  Honestly, I think they overshot the runway. (3+ / 0-)
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    snootless, The Raven, zhimbo

    Sorry, Rove, but it's true.  This ad is a little too funny to be taken seriously.  

    There is no Left Wing. Left is the truth.

    by BA BarackUS on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:46:00 AM PDT

    •  Yes - it actually helps Obama (10+ / 0-)

      When republicans try to do humor, they always fail. See "Half-hour News Hour" for an example.

      This ad really falls flat in its intended message because by the end of it, you associate happy, upbeat feelings with Obama, and he comes across as hip and culturally relevant. The ad also has a secondary, subconscious message that, in contrast to this young, dynamic and inspiring figure, the republican is wizened, tired old man.

      In fact, I've noticed that the main trick of the McCain ads is to keep McCain off camera. He gives bad optics.

      Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

      by The Raven on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:51:21 AM PDT

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      •  I couldn't have said it better. One of the 6 (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        The Raven

        tenets of comedy writing is Realism.  How unbelievable it is for the GOP to get reality wrong.

        There is no Left Wing. Left is the truth.

        by BA BarackUS on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:55:43 AM PDT

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      •  "...keep McCain off camera. He gives bad optics." (1+ / 0-)
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        The Raven

        The only images I seem to see of McCain from the McCain campaign are from 30+ years ago - like the ad that's currently on fivethirtyeight.com: "One man has the experience...One man has the courage...One man has our trust..." That man being someone with hair and a jawline, so it can't possibly be McCain, right?

      •  That's the main vibe I get from McCain ads. (2+ / 0-)
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        majcmb1, The Raven

        An image of McCain growling, "What the f*ck is wrong with you people that you think a politician could ever improve anything?"  It's a very, very bitter image.

        I suppose this is partly a by-product of decades of "all anger, all the time" right-wing radio programming.  They've become so consumed with anger that they get angry at people who aren't as angry as they are.

  •  Yeah, I say we just ignore it (0+ / 0-)

    It's another dumb internet ad that will only get more attention if Democrats make a big deal about it.

    This ad only appeals to Republican fratboys. I say we let it go.

  •  Ugh (1+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1

    First, its a crap add, horrible color andraphics.

    Second, can't see why people have trouble seeing the race issue here  As someone already said why put a whole bunch of white women praising Obama in an ad that against Obama.  Clearly its supposed to have some negative impact.  The most likely reason is to cause an emotional response based on race. Admittedly the other reason could be to protray Obama supporters and ditzy fans, which would turn on their youth.  However, then why not young women (or even flaky young dudes) or other races?

    I am the Typo Queen. Apologies in advance.

    by sadpanda on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:50:01 AM PDT

  •  It's the lie about taxes (6+ / 0-)

    that burns me up.

  •  if he hits back over this.... (4+ / 0-)

    ...he should focus instead on the perpetual "Raise taxes on everyone over 42,000 dollars" lie popping up again, and this tired celebrity thing.

    They WANT him to scream racism. Making people see him as the "typical whiny negro w/ a sense of entitlement"  is definitely a goal from what I'm seeing. He can't take the bait. The fallout from the "dollar bill" comment should have shown him that.

     

    A Conservative is a man that believes that nothing should be done for the first time - Alfred E. Wiggam

    by mrckknievel on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:51:00 AM PDT

  •  transcript please (1+ / 0-)
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    revgerry

    for those of us at work...

    "If I am not for myself, who am I? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" Hillel

    by aurora in canada on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:52:35 AM PDT

  •  Don't see racism. Just hatred of youth. (6+ / 0-)

    He's mocking the young people who he thinks are foolish in their enthusiasm for Obama.

    That shouldn't play well with young people. And even though he and his buddies around the shuffleboard deck might chuckle smugly about those stupid kids, I don't see this getting him any new votes there.

    •  And considering (0+ / 0-)

      that it's a web-ad, it's going to be seen by a lot of youth who aren't going to buy into it.

      Bush 41 dissed the youngsters back in '92 by saying he didn't need to do an MTV interview and talk to a bunch of teenyboppers.  Bill Clinton did an hour long Q & A.  Guess who the youth voted for?

      Why can't kids today learn to pinch-roll their pants?

      by Grumpy Young Man on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:12:53 AM PDT

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  •  it seems we have a choice (1+ / 0-)
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    snootless

    We have a choice on how to deal with what is definitely going to be a race-oriented theme from the McCain camp. Here is their obvious game plan: 1)Play around with all the race-baiting, fears and stereotypes they can; 2) Wait for the Obama campaign to call them on their race-baiting, then; 3) Misrepresent the Obama response as playing the race card and portraying Obama as using some special protection or privelege base on race. I would like to suggest that we stop freaking about the race-baiting in McCain's ads because the twisting of our response into some special protection for a black candidate. It is this "special protection" aspect that will drive borderline voters to McCain. It is the resentment of "special" that they are going for, not the obvious white woman-black man issue. White woman-black man only moves the truly devoted racists. It is the "special privelege" backlash that will appeal more broadly to white working class voters. Perhaps if we stop responding to the so-called subtle racist message, and stop playing their trap game, they will be moved to more and more overt racist messages, which can then be turned on them.

  •  Watched the video (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, majcmb1, mrckknievel

    I agree the intent of McCain's campaign may be some sort of race-baiting.  But, I think the ad fails, if that is the intent.  It is quite silly, in my opinion.  Showing that Obama is adored by young white people isn't going to change young white people's minds.  It just shows the jealousy of a 72 year-old wrinkly white man of someone nearly half his age.  Obama is cool and hip and adored, we get it.  I'd love to see an Obama ad showing McCain in "Grumpy Old Men III".  How he doesn't know how to use the internet and still has trouble setting his "VCR" to not flash 12:00.  

    "The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself" - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by djbender on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:58:34 AM PDT

  •  This will backfire (3+ / 0-)

    Not so much because of the racism - and I'm of two minds as to how racist it is - but because it went way over the top with that final scene of the two people bowing over and over. That just looked silly.

    Obama should confine himself to laughing over it, saying that McCain is jealous - and hitting him again on the lie (even the MSM is calling it that) that he would raise taxes on people making $42K.

    American foreign policy is NOT a Viagra substitute.

    by DanK Is Back on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 08:58:51 AM PDT

  •  Harold Ford (0+ / 0-)

    please don't weigh in--
    Surely you'd find something honorable in this ad.

    Agree w/ those who say don't take the bait. It's what Schmidt and Davis are counting on. Ignore.

  •  Clearly (2+ / 0-)
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    rockhound, majcmb1

    These are young white women in jeopardy of voting for the wrong candidate. First, we need Fox to provide 24/7 coverage of these beautiful and soon-to-be-abducted-by-the-black-candidate defenseless young women. Afterwards, I think a movie about their precarious situation on Lifetime or Oxygen is order.

    But don't forget that most men without property would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich, than face the reality of being poor. (1776)

    by banjolele on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:06:02 AM PDT

  •  Leave it alone- It's a crappy ad (1+ / 0-)
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    shadetree mortician

    It cements the idea that Obama appeals to young voters with the corollary idea that McCain doesn't, and has no star quality. I understand the Rovian principle of mustering your core vote, but does the Republican base now solely consist of jealous provincial old fogies, suspicious of the attraction of white women to black men? This ad gives up on both the young and the constituency that wants to go with the winner.

  •  it is not Racist just McCain being a mean-girl (1+ / 0-)
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  •  "Damn you, hot chicks! (2+ / 0-)

    Get off my lawn!"

    I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love. -Maynard J. Keenan

    by arielle on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:14:05 AM PDT

  •  Racist? In what alternate dimension? (1+ / 0-)
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    Karmafish

    Seriously, your neurosis is showing.

  •  what's wrong with (0+ / 0-)

    hot chicks for Obama. He's hot. :) Why would that surprise anyone.

  •  Maybe the response ad should be (0+ / 0-)

    Middle aged people or old people asking:  "Why is John McCain so jealous of Barack Obama?"

    something like:

    Envy - one of the 7 deadly sins. (wrath, too)
    why is he so angry?
    I love my granddaughter -- she discovered a cure for "x"

    Young people are our future -- I resent John McCain belittling young people who are working hard to make a difference

    Maybe an old black man saying he was arrested as a young man for dating a white girl (in the 50s or something)

    Time to move past silliness.

    The world is complex and we need people with good judgment to work with our friends and enemies alike to solve problems -- not stir up old hatreds like John McCain is doing.

    Highlight some young women who've done great things who support Barack Obama -- they're not frivolous people making airheaded decisions -- they're serious people intent on changing America and the world for the better.

    Turn it around on McCain -- punish him for taking young people so lightly.

    -4.63 -4.77, Stop writing interesting things. I've got to get some work done.

    by mengelhart on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:20:09 AM PDT

  •  I think McCain has Mark Penn tied up in a room.. (1+ / 0-)
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    flahawkfan

    ..somewhere, foaming at the mouth and writing ads.

    "The guy has no core. He likes to call his campaign the 'straight talk express.' We call it the 'forked tongue express.'" - Bob Haney (GOP)

    by DiegoUK on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:20:42 AM PDT

  •  Just keep hitting the LYING LIAR meme (0+ / 0-)

    w/ McCaint in the ad. We all can understand where liars get you ..just look at the past 7 years.
    Hit the LYING LIARS on that low road express.

    SANKOFA(Akan) "One must return to the past in order to move forward."

    by MariaWr on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:27:20 AM PDT

  •  McCain IS Eeyore from "Winnie the Pooh." (0+ / 0-)

    He sounds like Eeyore and he has the same attitude.

    This ad is the same type of stuff HRC tried to do in mocking Obama's supporters.  What is so bad about the fact that people are excited about Obama?  I guess McSame wants to rain on everyone's parade.  He's saying in essence, "My supporters aren't excited about me, so Obama's supporters shouldn't be excited about him, either."  

    I have to say, though, I'm getting really sick and tired of this "The One" crap.  Obama should come out with ads referring to McCain as "The Zero."

  •  I dont think this ad is racist at all (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Karmafish, flahawkfan

    But it's the stupidest shit I've ever seen.
    OMG!  I would be so pissed if I were a republican who donated to this idiot - I mean seriously.  This ad is beyond STUPID, it's just 65 seconds of pure cow dung.  What a waste of bandwidth and folks' money.

    smh!  I'd demand a refund of my donation stat.

    Just wow :-\

    Totally in the tank for Keith O'!

    by Staci on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 09:49:08 AM PDT

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