Have you seen the latest attack ad that John McCain has run against Barack Obama? No? Well, now you can! But the question is, do you want to?
Wow…. I mean, just…. Wow.
I didn’t think I’d ever see an actual, serious political ad like that, did you? It feels like it should be in a sketch for a comedy show, doesn’t it? I would imagine that’s got to be a new low in fabricating nonsense and twisting the truth in a political attack ad… at least in this election, that is.
If you ask me, this latest ad from McCain is at least as despicably low as the “Daisy H-Bomb” ad that Johnson ran against Goldwater in ’64, or the “wolves” ad that Bush ran in ’04. However, due to McCain’s ad looking so banal and ordinary and just like every other quickly-produced attack ad, it might not be remembered beyond this election, if at all.
Now while the “sexy Kindergartners” ad (that’s what I’m calling it) isn’t as high in production value as some other ads, the message is still pretty clear: “John McCain is racist and sexist.”
No, wait… that’s not it. The message is that regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admit that, at this point, McCain’s camp is just grasping at straws.
But all of this begs the quesiton: If McCain has already gone this far, why not just say that Obama kicks puppies and eats kittens?
C’mon and get with it, McCain! You’ve crossed a line — might as well have fun with it. Just grow a sack and say that Obama spends his evenings taking mescaline, dressing up like a clown and murdering orphans in their sleep.
Now THAT’S what I call political discourse!