Republicans Seek to Frame Obama as "Dr. No"
Repeating a slam first used earlier this week, John McCain yesterday released a Web-only ad that compares Barack Obama to the namesake of the 1962 Bond movie, "Dr. No." The Republican National Committee, echoing the message, has launched a web site emphasizing the theme and dubbing the Democratic candidate "Dr.NObama."
(No word on how the original -- and proud -- Dr. No of the 2008 cycle, Ron Paul, feels about that.)
Beyond the 1960s-era graphics and James Bond theme-style music, the ad delivers a serious punch, charging Obama with being opposed to the energy proposals that McCain has put forth in recent days, including lifting the ban on off-shore oil exploration, more electric cars, more nuclear power, and government grants for innovative energy-saving products.
Energy has been the topic of some of McCain's recent TV advertising, and he debuted another Web-only ad about energy earlier this week. But it's not clear how much the energy issue concerns voters; energy ranks low as a worry in the new Los Angeles Times-Bloomberg poll, but placed higher in a recent Post-ABC News survey.
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