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McCain's New Ad Likens Obama to Britney and Paris

By Garance Franke-Ruta
Is John McCain calling Barack Obama a dumb blonde? The man who recently graced the cover of People magazine with his equally photogenic wife and daughters is today the subject of a new McCain campaign ad that alternates images of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and epic celebrity disasters Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, who are better known for their crotch-flashing antics and legal troubles than political acumen.

"He's the biggest celebrity in the world," the ad's narrator says. "But, is he ready to lead? With gas prices soaring, Barack Obama says no to offshore drilling. And, says he'll raise taxes on electricity. Higher taxes, more foreign oil, that's the real Obama."

The 30-second spot, "Celeb," will be cycled into McCain's buy on national cable and in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

While the ad's verbal accusations continue the McCain campaign's ongoing attacks on Obama's energy platform, the presence of Spears and Hilton in the spot takes the McCain campaign into novel territory, and seeks to turn Obama's support from international audiences and capacity to draw large, enthusiastic audiences around the world into a negative.

"They have more fans around the world than Britney Spears does," said McCain campaign manager Rick Davis in a noon conference call discussing the ad. Davis repeatedly described Obama's supporters as "fans," driving the point home by calling Obama "a man who clearly has got fans all around the world" who conducted the "first ever political rally abroad with his fans in Germany," and who is thronged by "his adoring fans."

"I would love to think that John McCain is a big international celebrity but he's not," said Davis.

But it was McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, also on the call, who laid out in clearest terms the exact contrast the McCain camp is seeking to draw with this spot. "Do the American people want to elect the world's biggest celebrity or do they want to elect an American hero?" he asked.

"On a day when major news organizations across the country are taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative attacks, his campaign has launched yet another," retorted Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor in a statement, "Or, as some might say, 'Oops! He did it again.'"

He continued in the e-mail: "Our dependence on foreign oil is one of the greatest challenges we face. In this election the American people have a real choice -- between Obama's plan to provide tax rebates to American families while creating a renewable energy economy in America that frees us from our dependence on foreign oil, and Senator McCain's plan to continue the same failed energy policies by handing out nearly $4 billion in tax breaks to oil companies while investing almost nothing in the new energy sources that represent our future."

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 30, 2008; 2:19 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Hmmmmmmm Britney Spears & Paris Hilton ??? There has to be a tie in here somewhere. Let's see.... 20ish, rich, white trash females with histories of drug abuse/adiction......Isn't this what McCain dumped his whole family for? Is this why he's "proud" to splash their pictures all over America?

Posted by: JoeNTx | August 1, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

All I have to say is..I use to respect John McCain but now he has shown me the real John McCain. I love senior citizens but John McCain now is a bitter old man. He seems to have lost his grip. What is he afraid of that he has to resort to those type of low tactics and lies. Does he know the trouble this COUNTRY is in and he's playing footsie with thos silly azz ads. Shame Shame John McCain On You!!

Posted by: Adonis | July 31, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Check out BuzzFlash.com's analysis: "A Lying Thief We Can Believe In" at http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/election08/269

Posted by: meg | July 31, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama is my new Paris Hilton!

http://www.cafepress.com/obama_p_hilton

Posted by: Lola Flores | July 31, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Excellent ad. Anything to expose the lightweight BO. Love the exasperations from the Obama nut jobs.

Posted by: renaldo | July 31, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

mcbomb is a nasty hack. this is beyond stupid, beyond contempt. i'm insulted. does mcbomb think so little of the american public that his idiotic campaign is going to foist this kind of petty crap? what a loser.

Posted by: Manny | July 31, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Diane72 has been talking about that Whitey tape for, like, three months. She didn't notice that everyone else has abandoned that line of attack, I guess. Last one to get the memo.

Hey you silly old goose, time to put up or shut up: if you can't give me a link to it, then why are still embarrassing yourself with this kind of racist lie?

Fishing for someone even more gullible than you are or what?

Posted by: drossless | July 31, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Going negative this early is truly a sign of desperation.

Making it a central part of your real campaign, rather than delegating it to your shadow campaign where there are no finger prints, is truly a sign of desperation.

What McCain (intentionally) confuses is that Obama is not a great politician because he is a celebrity. He was virtually unknown two years ago. No, he's now a celebrity because he's a great politician.

And McCain is scared silly.

Posted by: drossless | July 31, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I didn't realize Britney Spears was still a celebrity. Aren't the references anachronisms, hopelessly out of step with the times?

Ooops, he did it again.

Posted by: TK94127 | July 31, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

I watched the ad. It is pathetic. Senator McCain cannot even run a politial campaign. He wants to run this country???

Posted by: Oscar | July 31, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

This ad is the worst in American politics. And politicians want us to take them seriously? Not with these kinds of ads. They only say to the American voters, "you're so dumb, we can air anything we want to sway your pathetic, little minds." Give me some substance please. Thank you.

Posted by: average_person | July 30, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Paris Hilton
Sen. John McCain = Next POTUS

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

WHAT IS JOHN McCAIN HIDING?

Posted by: jack in los angeles | July 30, 2008 11:37 PM
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Where do you get this absurd stuff???

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

You want George back? Sorry, he's not allowed.

Posted by: Chris B | July 30, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Let me see, an "old man" or a snarky inept idiot. Hmmm...

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Let me see Barack Obama or an old man. Hmmm...

Posted by: Chris B | July 30, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

That ad was so weak. But there are plenty of ignorant people receptive to hear anything that will reinforce their own beliefs. (ie the 20% that still believe Bush is doing a good job) What I want to see are Obama's ads. Obama has truth and substance on his side. I hope his ads smash McCain's campaign into the ground where it belongs!!!

Posted by: anne, austin, texas | July 30, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

The feebleness of McCain's cheap shots only highlight his manic grasp for relevance. While Obama demonstrated that he is able to win the respect, admiration, and friendship of world leaders, McCain cannot even get a breakfast meeting with a deputy minister. Obama's trip demonstrated that he has the necessary gravitas to be president and also answered McCain's challenge that he should visit Iraq. Perhaps Obama should run an ad with McCain in diapers crying for attention.

Posted by: Eric in the Red | July 30, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

I thought about voting for McCain in 2000 if he had won the GOP nomination. He showed honor and dignity and demonstrated he wanted to take the nation in a new direction.

I don't know this John McCain. He is a bitter old man who will say and do anything to become president. He whines about the media coverage after he forced Obama to go overseas. Now he is jealous that people across the world see Obama as the America that they have always loved. He calls Obama arrogant because he and his wife are educated and sure of themselves.

This is what the republican party has become. It is time for those Americans who still believe the GOP represents their best interest quit wasting their votes on these guys.

Posted by: Bobby | July 30, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

A better comparison might be to show John McCain as the Manchurian Candidate or arm in arm with Chairman Mao.

WHAT IS JOHN McCAIN HIDING?

WHY did McCain have his records as a POW sealed and classified Top Secret, so they could never be seen?

WHY did the North Vietnamese consider McCain a hero?

WHY do so many ex-POWs and Vietnam veterans call McCain by the nickname "Songbird McCain"?

WHY was McCain treated like royalty by the enemy - and received the very best medical care - for most of his five-and-a-half years as a POW, when many other American POWs ended up dead?

WHY won't McCain de-classify his records as a POW?

WHAT IS JOHN McCAIN HIDING?

Posted by: jack in los angeles | July 30, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Comment on John McCain's character assassination TV ads.

John McCain has shown that he is unable to speak to the issues facing our country in the 21st Century. McCain has demonstrated time and time again he is only capable of addressing small pre-selected country store groups that do not question him. McCain lacks the imagination and ability to lead and inspire all Americans. The most recent TV ads by McCain are nothing more than character assassination. In assaulting Sen. Barack Obama's character he is also assaulting Americans who support his new vision for America. Don, Walsenburg CO

Posted by: Don, Walsenburg CO | July 30, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Spears and Obama both like stand around and puff on cigarettes, and that could be a real good indicator of your JUDGMENT being BAD!

Posted by: theaz | July 30, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign is stooping to the use of desperate tactics in a vain attempt to stop the avalanche hitting them upside the head.

The more McCain and his campaign says, the weaker they become. And the John McCain we once knew is not the old demented guy running in 2008.

American hero? Give me a break~!

Say goodnight Gracie...

Posted by: Captain John | July 30, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

My comment to John McCain:

Sir, I cheered for the John McCain of 2000; the John McCain of 2000 was an inspiration. You sir (John McCain 2008) are not that man.

Posted by: Ceee | July 30, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the best thing Obama has going for him at this point is McCain's advisers on campaign ads. Keep it up John; I smell a landslide!

Posted by: tom | July 30, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

I know it's hard for average Americans to keep track of the endless list of Republican criminals and scandals.

So as a public service, republicanoffenders provides a long, long, long list of Republican criminals from the past ten years...nicely organized by category (pedophiles, drugs/prostitution, corruption/bribery, rape, lewd conduct, assorted felonies, fraud/embezzlement etc etc etc).

Looks like only about 300 or so Republicans listed...so it's obviously a work in progress.

Posted by: Jack in Los Angeles | July 30, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

When it comes down to drugs and adultery, McCain should be comparing Cindy with Paris and Britney.

Posted by: tom | July 30, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, McCain is ready to concede! A loser he is, alright.

Posted by: ds_cenpak | July 30, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

I am smelling a law suit from these two gorgeous blond celebrities. maybe 10 Mil. a piece.

Posted by: eQualizer | July 30, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Today on MSNBC's Race to the White House, was a very heated discussion. All I know is Rachel Maddow, she can debate with the best of them. She is extremely good at what she does. Rachel Maddow is definately a woman you can't say just anything to. She will have the last word and normally whom ever she's arguing with is left without words. I think Obama should have Rachel Maddow as Vice President. She's tough. She backed Pat Buchanon down today as she did a number of conservatives in the past. This woman is smart, eloquent and nothing to play with. . Keep up the good work Rachel.

Posted by: Hillary | July 30, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

How would Mccain feel, If Obama ran an ad of a senior citizen homes and wheel chairs. Mccain is just jealous of Obama because he pretty much is better at everything than Mccain.

Posted by: Greg | July 30, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

This is sad.

But I love it.

McCain is so dull, mean, grumpy and ODD that his people have to dig deep down this early in the campaign and dredge up some kinda crappy link between OBAMA and Spears.

This is sad and comical and from the response Ive seen from OBAMA and other folks no one is fooled.OBAMA made light of this and came out better today for it.

McCain and you haters look so foolish. Like OBAMA said McCain ain't got nothing on him. What can McCain do? Id do better spend my time cleaning lint outta my naval then listen and watch such an asinine, stupid clip about OBAMA and Spears. What a waste.

Is this it? All you haters got? an absolute waste of all our time.

I know it hurts that ODD McCain is your only alternative to anyone other then the future President of these United States of America BARACK OBAMA.

Such jealousy. Such envy. Again, so sad for you guys to have such an uninspiring, ODD dullard like McCain. Im very serious about this. Pathetic.

Either accept that or step aside and observe.

Posted by: llewis40 | July 30, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Mccain, I'm running out of words to describe him. Mccain is scared. Mccain is scared of Obama. This is why a candidate like Mccain would attack something as dumb as this. what sense does it make. John F. Kennedy was a well loved, popular president and an effective one so was Ronald Reagan. So what is Mccain's real argument, a effective and strong candidate or presidebt should be old, grumpy, angry and lies all the time. We'll I'll take the popular president because, I happen to want to like the person I'm voting for and not just because I'm chosing between the less of two evils. Mccain doesn't want us to be happy with our presidential candidate? After 7.5 years of Pres. Bush, Mccain has the nerve to attack us for supporting Obama. That shows just how Out Of Touch Mccain and his private jet, and his $ 750,000 shopping spree's are with American that have struggles with just about everything during the Bush administration. Who does Mccain think he is to make fun of our support for Obama? Its the people that is making him the issue and if Mccain don't like it than he should tell the people to stop supporting Obama.

Posted by: Carol | July 30, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

McCain getting some lousy advice. Average Joe and Jane were already starting to think Obama getting too big for his britches (as my grandma use to say), now you tell them this and they feel like dupes for thinking it.

The only compelling reason to vote for McCain is to act as a check on Congress, which at rate GOP is going might give Democrats 60 votes in Senate. Now that is scary, that is yor ad, stupid!

Posted by: merganser | July 30, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain has failed to distinguish between celebrity and substance, because although Mr. Obama has celebrity, McCain has the substance of Britney MINUS Paris. The more I see and hear of McCain in campaign mode --and what his presidency would look like if elected-- the more I'm convinced that he would not be just "more of same," he would be "worse and worse." Devisive, derisive and destructive ambition teetering on a feeble, failing judgment. Republicans, this is what you offer us? You deserve to die as a political party.

Posted by: GaryL1 | July 30, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

The ad is right on the mark about Obama's vacuous, empty suit celebrity. Sure to appeal to the base and quite a few crossovers.

Play it again (for free, of course), media dearest!

Posted by: Drew | July 30, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

McCain is McMad?

He makes no sense, has no ideas.

Clearly, he is jealously and is obsessing over Obama all day.

How infantile this looks for him - and other nations are watching as we now see through this ad with Obama and people waving the American flag who are not Americans.

Clearly, even the Republicans deserve a better choice to represent them.

Obama '08.

Posted by: rhonda | July 30, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

This ad cost him my vote.

Posted by: Jane | July 30, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

The video advertisement is terrible. Obama has a prayer of getting past the failed policies of the Bush administration. McCain, who was an appealing candidate in 2000, has sold out and has nothing to offer. The current team has failed miserably, and McCain is unable or unwilling to break away from the current failed administration. Anyone with a brain stem should be voting Democratic in November. Torture, Justice Department scandals, GSA scandals, White House e-mail cover ups - what more do people need to understand who should be tossed out in November?

Posted by: Karl in MD | July 30, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Enough with the big rallys, fancy speeches and the millions of American voters who prefer Barack Obama. Instead we should take notice of a candidate that can't muster more than about 50 people at an event even on a good day and is not capable of delivering an inspiring speech or an inspiring statement. Dumb.

Posted by: HonestAbe | July 30, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

actually, I just watched the commercial.... I'm writing in Paris Hilton.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

If this does not work, McCain will have to stop wearing panties and get out of his limo.... very slowly for the camera.

Posted by: pubichaironmycokecan | July 30, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

leave obama alone...

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Leadership = using Britney and Paris in a potus ad.

So when MC Same becomes POTUS will he use Paula Abdul to sell us his energy plan?

Posted by: another19 | July 30, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

dude.. i'm totally voting for Barak Obama now.. anyone with the power to be in an add with Lindsey Lohan and Britney Spears and be able to hold their own.. damn thats hot..

Posted by: debbi | July 30, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

So WaPo, why haven't you mentioned Obama's ad in response to McCain's:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/07/30/pol.ad.low.road.obama.campaign.cnn

Posted by: Barbara | July 30, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Pathetic.

Shouldn't McCain be discussing the issues at this late stage????????

BTW, any man who shows up in designer sunglasses with a wife in Capri pants at a Baptist Church service is definitely ill-qualified to be weighing in on someone else's alleged egocentrism.

John McCain and that spooky fembot are like something out of "Coccoon".

Posted by: joneshn | July 30, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

This I think is tooo funny! McCain is soooo jealous he can't stand it!! I hate saying this, being a fellow Vietnam veteran, but initially I was open-minded about McCain until he sucked up to Falwell. Actually, I was even willing to forget that mind-numbing stupidity if Hillary had won the Dem nomination.

However, he has now, after the past 2 months of pure stupidity and lack of cogent, rational, decent vision, lost me forever. These dumb ads his campaign keeps coming out with don't help him at all, imho. Not only do I not want McCain, I cannot imagine America in the hands of the neocons for another 4 years; I just don't think America would survive as we know it.

I also think he has dementia, at least in the early stages, as well. I hope that is the explanation for the demise of a once reasonably honorable man. Either that, or he is in the control of someone, or something, else (neocons).

Posted by: michael4 | July 30, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Mccain does not deserve to be the potus.This ad clearly proves it. He and his handlers should have known that American people are sick and tired of rovian tactics but still they are employing it. It should signs of desparation and lack of faith in their own message.

I am now 100 percent sure that Mccain would loose in November

Posted by: Sam69 | July 30, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Sorry - Paris Hilton is more credible than Obama....

Posted by: pgr88 | July 30, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

How dare Obama have the arrogance to presume to be so competant, thoughtful and well prepared? What right does Obama have to present ideas, policies and plans that are well received?

It is presumptuous for Obama to have graduated at the top of his class while McCain boasts of being at the bottom of his.

Competance, thoughtfulness, preparation and true leadership is nothing more than elitism.

Posted by: ESM | July 30, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I know it is too early to go negative back at 'em but ohh would I love to have a baby with McCain's head superimposed ... wah!!! wah!!!! just a 15 second of a baby blubbering with the McCain commercial in the background.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain is becoming more like Bush, using dirty politics and bogus marketing. Haven't we had enough of this type of garbage?

The one thing I can infer from this is McCain is taking Romney as his VP. Romney is a master of dirty politics, learning from the school of Bush, Cheney, and Rove.

Posted by: Don | July 30, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

indie11: that was snark-tastic.

Posted by: Mark In Irvine | July 30, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is going to kick McCain's A$$ in November - BHO is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay smarter than McCain and he'll be good for this country.

Posted by: Mark In Irvine | July 30, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

99 more days of the old man whinning and puking like a brat. The chutzpah of this republican train wreck, they've all but destroyed our country.

Posted by: Jam | July 30, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Who is editing these comments? Why is Dianne 72 being allowed: they are obscene!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain is just empty. His ads are a cry for help. He's lost the spotlight and the adoration of the media and he can't stand it. He whines like a little baby when he thinks Obama is getting all the attention.

Posted by: Electric Bill | July 30, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

yeh who does this uppity negro think he is, drawing enormous crowds and giving people respect for America again!? What kind of candidate runs for president by acting presidential on the world stage?! We want another "drink a beer with" guy, not an "intelligent enough to govern" guy.

Its obvious that we need to teach him "his place", and Mcsame is just the geezer to do it. Country first, citizens last!
I swear first we abolish slavery and now this, its outrageous! :)

Posted by: indie11 | July 30, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

John McCain and his campaign are sick. I can't believe my eyes - this is what they have to offer America? Are they serious?

If the red state American public falls for this I think the blue states should secede. This is campaigning for the presidency from the play pen.

Posted by: Chuck | July 30, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Why not ask other POWs about McCain's "hero" status, or about the 32 propaganda videos he made for the Vietnamese and why other POWs called him the Songbird.
Or how about asking McCain why he blocked a congressional bill for our MIA soldiers that was voted 401 to 0 in the House, but never got out of the Senate because of McCain. And of course, why is McCain's full military record not released, nor the videos he made? Why are they still "classified"?
Ask those POWs--they don't think he is a hero at all. But something closer to Hanoi Jane.

Posted by: Rewhip | July 30, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Keep up the heat on Obama.

Posted by: DDG56 | July 30, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Keep up the heat on Obama

Posted by: DDG56 | July 30, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Shocking. Obama's a celebrity who can raise money without selling favors. Shocking.

Hey John, didn't you used to be against offshore drilling?

Posted by: Grueschenka | July 30, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Dianne72 | July 30, 2008 7:34 PM
I'm an evil, racist TWAAAAAT and I know Michelle Obama is superior to my trailer park fat a$s, so this is all I have.

Waaaaaah.
________________________________________

Dianne72 why don't you go sit your tired ass down somewhere. Better yet, why don't you go find some body to be intimate with. You sound like you are in need of some emotional healing.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

so, in a pinch, like an airport, I eat protein bars, and, well, yes, sometimes I drink tea, organic if it's available, sure, and well, yes, I like arugala, especially with avocado and maybe some tamari along with vinegar, throw in sesame seeds, yum, but, you know, arugla, it's generally a buck at the farmers' market. I don't worry about that. What I'm worried about, now, is whether this makes me un-American in the eyes of old people that live and die inside the beltway.

Posted by: jay hatchet | July 30, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I admire Obama for staying on the high road while McCain wallows around in the mud with his new BF Steve Schmidt - protege' of Karl Rove.

Posted by: comb-overs are dishonest | July 30, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Why not ask other POWs about McCain's "hero" status, or about the 32 propaganda videos he made for the enemy and why other POWs called him the songbird.
Or how about asking McCain why he blocked a congressional bill for our MIA soldiers that was voted 401 to 0 in the House, but never got out of the Senate because of McCain. And of course, why is McCain's full military record not released, nor the videos he made? Why are they still "classified"?
Ask those POWs--they don't think he is a hero at all. But something closer to Hanoi Jane.

Posted by: Rewhip | July 30, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

"I would love to think that John McCain is a big international celebrity but he's not," said Davis (the McCain campaign chair).

So, I guess the message is that McCain's own campaign manager feels his candidate lacks a certain something. I bet if McCain was better on ther stump, we would not be hearing this lame gambit.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Does John McCain even know that Britney is SO-O-O-O-O OVER?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Mister StraightTalk has morphed into Mister WhineyButt. Give it a rest John, you're looking more and more like a grumpy old man. Is McCain after the pity vote? That photo op in front Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus was pathetic, especially when McCain droned on "I'd like to give a speech in Germany that the German people might be interested in....." [But nobody would show up!]

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

What is McCain, like 12?

Read this, and no, it's NOT a joke:

To: Interested Parties

From: Rick Davis, McCain Campaign Manager

Date: July 30, 2008

Re: Barack Obama's Celebrity

Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, comparable to Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. As he told Congressional Democrats yesterday, he has become the "symbol" for the world's aspirations for America and that we are now at "the moment ... that the world is waiting for."

Only a celebrity of Barack Obama's magnitude could attract 200,000 fans in Berlin who gathered for the mere opportunity to be in his presence. These are not supporters or even voters, but fans fawning over The One. Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand "MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew -- Black Forest Berry Honest Tea" and worry about the price of arugula.

Yet, despite all of the fans, paparazzi and media adoration, the American people still have questions: Is Barack Obama prepared to lead? Is being famous the same as being a credible commander in chief?

Like most worldwide celebrities, this status has fueled a certain arrogance. As The Washington Post reported this morning, Barack Obama has gone from his party's presumptive nominee to "its presumptuous nominee." His advisers are constantly reminded that their candidate is not actually the President of the United States, despite the "presidential" seal. On his plane, his chair reads "President."

Can you believe this guy? What a joke!

Most idiotic campaign ever!

Posted by: Dina | July 30, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm not even writing some of these things.

HEEELLP!

Posted by: Dianne72 | July 30, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Hi!

I'm a stupid cvnt who knows I'm worthless, so I troll the boards all day and bash Michelle Obama who is morally, culturally and intellectually superior to me and every way.

That makes me amgry. I screw pigs and children.

Posted by: Dianne72 | July 30, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain's current campaign is typically Republican -- lies, distortions, and attempts to make Americans fear Obama.

McCain's personal record?
* infidelity to his first wife (who had stayed loyal to him when he was a POW)
* dumping wife #1 when she had an accident and ended up with a limp
* having an affair with a rich woman (now wife #2) while still married to wife #1
* people in government all know McCain has a very bad temper

McCain's academic record?
* at the bottom of his class; you get to go to Annapolis if your father and grandfather are admirals

McCain's connections?
* Keating Savings and Loan Scandal
* friends with a rich oil man (Hunt) but had to cancel a fundraise with Hunt when Hunt's jokes about rape became public
* wants to make Bush's tax cuts permanent for the rich and for corporations


McCain's supposed support for the military?
* against the improved GI bill for the same troops he wants to keep in Iraq (and elsewhere)

McCain's knowledge of world affairs and leadership qualities?
* cannot distinguish between Sunni and Shia during an interview
* doesn't know the geography of the Middle East
* makes jokes about bombing Iraq

McCain's knowledge about the economy?
* he said it himself -- he knows "nothing" about economics

What did a rich, spoiled admiral's son do to deserve being President?

hmmmmm

Getting shot down and being held POW doesn't do it or else a lot of guys would be running for president

Posted by: abby0802 | July 30, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm a giant sluut!

I screw pigs.

I don't like black people.

Posted by: Dianne72 | July 30, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm an evil, racist TWAAAAAT and I know Michelle Obama is superior to my trailer park fat a$s, so this is all I have.

Waaaaaah.

Posted by: Dianne72 | July 30, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

ObamaIsAntiAmerican wrote: "Democrats are losers.

1. Marion Barry - tax dodger, coke addict, still on City Council.

2. Jim McGreevy - Former NJ Gov. Confused Homosexual.

3. Elliot Spitzer - Sleeps with expensive Prostitutes.

4. Obama - Attended Racist Chuch for 20 Years. Only quit when he had to. Friends with former Terrorists who went to prison."
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That's what you came up with?

I'd like to make a list of corrupt, jailed, indicted, busted with hookers, toe-tappin in men's rooms, bribed, treason-committing, human-rights abusers, war criminals and terrorists but really, there isn't enough room on the whole internet to fit it all.

Who do you think you're fooling?

You are just a Southern regional party now, and you will get smeared in November. Obama will also bring along 20+ new House members and 4-5 new Democratic Senators.

You morons have failed, and America and the whole world hates your guts.


Posted by: Shawn | July 30, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama is like Casey at Bat. His strike one on taxes, his strike two on energy and his strike three on the middle east, suggests that the polls will continue to slip away despite all the hype.

Posted by: Strike! | July 30, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Once again, these pages are invaded by JIDF members to prevent any serious discussion.


Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

PeoPod - LOL!!!! You must have watched Zorro, the Gay Blade, just a few too many times. It's a reference to Sheffield United. Up the Blades!

BB

Posted by: Fairlington Blade | July 30, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Dianne, no one has seen the video your describing. But, Everyone has seen the videos of Reverend Wright making racist and anti american remarks. Obamas close friend for 20 years. And future visitor to the white house. Your an idiot.

Posted by: JimmyHoffa | July 30, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I have a feeling this is one of those things people will point to after McCain loses to highlight what a terrible and confused campaign McCain ran.

Posted by: Michael | July 30, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Democrats are losers.

1. Marion Barry - tax dodger, coke addict, still on City Council.

2. Jim McGreevy - Former NJ Gov. Confused Homosexual.

3. Elliot Spitzer - Sleeps with expensive Prostitutes.

4. Obama - Attended Racist Chuch for 20 Years. Only quit when he had to. Friends with former Terrorists who went to prison.


Posted by: ObamaIsAntiAmerican | July 30, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone else seen the new video with McCain going to a KKK meeting wearing full Klan robes (hood in hand) in Arizona? His robes appear to be that of a senior Klan leaders robes.

I hear it will be released sometime before October.

Posted by: Dianne72 | July 30, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

McCain's strategy:

Keep throwing crap against the wall and see what sticks.

This is sad John. I am started to actually feel pity toward you. Is that the vote you are going for?

Posted by: Bill J | July 30, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

"Fairlington Blade"? That moniker sounds fairly homosexual.

Posted by: PeaPod | July 30, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it would be just horrible to have a President who is actually respected by our allies!

McCain is running the most pathetic campaign EVER. Is this really the direction they are going to stay on for the next 99 days? Is the press going to continue to give these retarded ads extra airtime? Do think America is that STUPID?

Posted by: maria | July 30, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Dems, Jimmy Carter was the worse president in History. Besides you clowns couldnt beat BUSH twice. Dems = EPIC Failure.

Michelle Obama looks like a Tranny. I head Jim Mcgreevy is available Dems for obamas running mate.

Posted by: JimmyHoffa | July 30, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

If I were a Democrat, I'd be investing a lot of energy in hope as well. I'd be hoping, after throwing over Biden, Richardson, Dodd, and Clinton for a three year veteran of the Senate, that I knew what I was doing. I'd be hoping that Senator Obama wasn't going to change his position again, like he has on FISA, campaign finance, gun control, and now it appears leaving Iraq on a strict timetable. You know, the things he has changed his mind on since finishing the primary.

I'd be hoping that the reason he is ducking the townhalls with John McCain isn't because he thinks a prevent defense will carry him through the general. I'd be hoping he can stay away from unscripted venues.

But most of all I'd be hoping that, if he wins, I wouldn't be looking back three years from now and wondering just how in the h*** I could throw over some of the most accomplished candidates in my party to support someone who has yet to show he can stand and fight on a single issue unless it is politically expedient.

Posted by: hopefull | July 30, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Ahh, the Dianne bot is back.

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Posted by: Fairlington Blade | July 30, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Maddi, Nader won't be able to get anything done because Congress will laugh at him and the Senate will give him the finger.

As far as McCain is concerned, he's panicking. People don't buy the garbage they did back in 2000 and 2004 because now they have the sleaze that is the GOP.

Why do Republicans hate America?

Posted by: Michael | July 30, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

You twits realize that Obama's Spirtual Advisor for 20 years was racist against Jews and Whites, Anti-American, and basically a looney. And his wife has only been proud to be an AMERICAN ONCE IN HER LIFE.

And this is who you want with their finger on the nuke button? LOL

Posted by: ExDem | July 30, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

See the post below for an example of Republican FEAR & LIES.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

I like Hillary, she irons a shirt well! Too bad she doesn't like cigars.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe once the voter understands the Washington pols are no better, and when all is said and done, no more powerful, or smarter, than they, they'll demand, and get, accountability from their representatives, blowing through the Roves, and the BS.


Shame it had to come to this, but those politicians derive their power from the American people, no matter what delusion they are laboring under, today.

Posted by: Spanky McDoodle | July 30, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

"[W]hat's eating at Democrats is that they are getting a sense that he's right about the shallowness of Senator Obama."

Posted by: yep | July 30, 2008 6:00 PM
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Perhaps I am delusional, but I can't help thinking how far you are from the truth.

What is getting at this Obama supporter is the multitude of lies being spread as fact in the campaign ads by McCain.

My concern is that stupid voters like you, yep, will believe this vitriol and thus cast a vote to doom our country to another four to eight years a la George W by electing McCan't.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow, it's only July and that's all they have left? The GOP - Whigs for the 21st Century. Talk about a complete lack of a platform, unless stammering and incorrect facts and comments constitute a platform. This is the type of ad that will GET Obama votes. If there is someone in this country who can view this and say "hey, McLame should be president", I have some great land for sale in New Orleans....

Posted by: CSD | July 30, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Since Karl Rove's minions have slimed their way into the McCain campaign, it has taken a major shift to the dark and the dirtier side. No surprises there. Where is the straight talker now ? The champions of the Big Lie and Smear are now managing McCain to keep him on track and on message. The stench that arises from the Swift Boat style attacks on Obama is all too familiar. McCain himself was a victim of this filth in 2000. The fact that he needs to rely on this type of "thuggery" is proof positive of his feebleness as a candidate.

Posted by: jefflz | July 30, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Neither candidate seems more intelligent, nor superior, to the average voter.

From past experience, this is atypical, as if the press has portrayed both men as having fatal character flaws, BOTH unelectable.

Posted by: Spanky McDoodle | July 30, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Hype wrote: "John McCain is a war hero of a failed war, an experienced politician with an exemplary track record, and someone that has embodied the notion of a great American throughout his career."
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You must be looking at a completely different person than the rest of us. McCain is the flippity-floppiest, most pandering, most lobbyist-entrenched, most hypocritical, least principled politician I have seen for many, many years who will literally do or say anything for power.

He has no values at all, and no ideas. Just a bunch of childish sarcasm and petty attacks.

It's pathetic. You LIKE this guy? WHY?!?

Posted by: sequoia | July 30, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

F McCain.
He's a loser, headed for a disaster of a loss.

Posted by: Tomhere | July 30, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain & Obama should go tip-toeing through the tulips together. Both are disgusting .... Where's Al Gore ?

Posted by: SadAmerican | July 30, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse


Only the McCain campaign is STUPID enough to run an ad emphasizing how popular Obama is.

LOL!

Posted by: Shawn | July 30, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

The immense hype surrounding Obama is the fog of this election. It is time to attack his hype, his lifelong disconnectedness with America he revealed in his first book and his lack of experience made clear by his plan for the country. John McCain is a war hero of a failed war, an experienced politician with an exemplary track record, and someone that has embodied the notion of a great American throughout his career.

Posted by: Hype | July 30, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I swear...I look at this and it just reinforces so many reasons why I will vote for Obama. Who is this supposed to appeal to? I don't get it.

Posted by: Devon Quepp | July 30, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I think the Britney and Paris reference is derogatory in that it refers to Obama as simply "another pop princess."

Disposable, no talent, and easy to forget, the Debbie Gibson (who?) of the millennium.

At least that's how it was explained to me.

Of course, Madonna is the queen of the pop princesses.

Posted by: Spanky Mcdoodle | July 30, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Several people have wondered why McCain used Brittany and Paris. It's simple folks. They're white and they're blond and he's black. Get it? John McCain's entire mind is programmed to the Viet Nam era. When you have to explain which prejudice you're really trying to stir up, John, then you're too darn old. John McCain's entire thought process is playing on vinyl records (or even gramophones) and the rest of the world is listening to their ipods. Pitiful and pathetic. Poor poor John.

Posted by: karela | July 30, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

John McCain was going to fly out to an oil platform last week in the Gulf to promote drilling for oil. The problem was that at about the same time a oil barge crashed into a tanker and caused the worst spill ever in the Mississippi River. So John McCain canceled the photo op. It wouldn't have looked good to talk about safe oil practices with the spilled petroleum lapping up against the side of the platform he intended to use as a stage.

John McCain was going to pick up the "promote drilling" campaign this week, but then Stevens was indicted for corruption involving an oil company. So he canceled. It wouldn't have looked good for him or his oil buddies.

The oil company's and the Republican party. They want to keep on drilling us. At the pump, in our parks, in Iraq. More of the same anyone? Have McCain's ads convinced you to vote for him?

Posted by: Kevin Morgan | July 30, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Assuming bias if only for argument's sake, the media coverage of Clinton was horrific, in some ways irreparable damage was done to her campaign.

I see McCain portrayed the same way, per Clinton, to me, the media equivalent of a fatal wound to his presidential bid.

Yet I'm failing to see Obama supported as he was in the primaries, (by the press, anyway), in fact, his portrayal, at times, is just as tepid as McCain's.

Just an opinion, certainly I could be mistaken.

Posted by: Spanky McDoodle | July 30, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Imagine a GOP candidate who could run on a proud record of Republican achievement, integrity, and safety at home and abroad.

The GOP had eight years and unlimited funding to build a better world, and they squandered it as fast as they could.

Any alternative is better.

Posted by: DFC | July 30, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, it's sure terrible to have people like you and want to attend your rallies. Luckily John McCain has never suffered this indignity; his advance men could schedule his appearances in phone booths. Pathetic, desperate, cranky ... I think John needs his Geritol. That would perk him right up.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

what the hell, obama just did a britney spears world concert tour.

why is obama offended?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Huh?

McCain has quickly become a parody of what's wrong with politics in the US. Britney and Paris?

Could Republicans possibly sink deeper into irrelevant inanity?

Aren't you Republicans embarrassed?

Because you SHOULD be.

Obama is the better man, is running the better campaign and he will win if this desperate little tantrum is any indication.

Posted by: mia | July 30, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows exactly what he is doing. The more outrageous the ad the more the MSM will cover it. FREE ADVERTISEMENT.

Posted by: JB | July 30, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I have lost interest in the race since the democratic primaries, I have no intention of supporting either candidate.

When I see TV coverage of McCain, or read it, here, he seems the hapless, out of touch fool, a look of confusion and fear, on his face, constantly.

Very sad.

But strangely, despite any bias, Obama isn't coming across much better, appearing just as befuddled, weak, even.

Strange.

Posted by: Spanky McDoodle | July 30, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

McSILLY....SILLY.....SILLY....SO THIS IS THE WAY TO RUN A RESPECTFUL CAMPAIGN ACCORDING TO MCCAIN.....SILLY.....SILLY......SILLY......YOU'VE CONVINCED ME THAT barack OBAMA SHOULD BE ELECTED PRESIDENT.....BUT MCCAIN CAN STILL BE THE COURT JESTER (or the village idiot)!!!


MCCAIN SAYS: MY MOMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL.....I DID THAT ALL ON MY OWN.......HAPPY 72nd BIRTHDAY JOHN.....STAY AWAY FROM YOSEMITE SO YOU DON'T START A FOREST FIRE WITH ALL THOSE CANDLES!---TOO LATE, IT'S BLAZING!!

Posted by: benighse | July 30, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Another Mac Attack. So why are the mainstream media giving McCain's negative ads so much free exposure?

A new study shows that Obama's ads have been positive 90% of the time. Why aren't the media giving them equal coverage?

Whatever happened to investigative reporting - like a side-by-side analysis of milestones in each candidate's life. Example: Obama graduated with honors from Harvard Law School; McCain graduated at the bottom of his class, with the help of his father the admiral. Obama has been married to the same woman - a lawyer and hospital administrator, while McCain cheated on his first wife then abandoned her after she became disabled.

There's lots of journalistic material other than McCain's slimey ads.

Posted by: barbara | July 30, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

This ad screams desperation mode. What will McCain have left come October.

Posted by: Ericka | July 30, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Tom,

I actually liken John McCain to the 'Crypt Keeper' instead.

Posted by: ODU | July 30, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain (whom I voted for in the 2000 primary) seems to have imploded. Today all he seems capable of doing is demonstrate a complete inability to "act" like a person ready to be president. If he can't even do this, how would he govern effectively? Won't happen.

Posted by: policywonk | July 30, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Poor John, he is so incredibly jealous of Obama's success and he lets it show to a pathetic degree. John McCain would give his right hind leg to be as popular with voters as Obama is. John McCain eats sausage with the folks, but Obama meets with the people who actually know what's happening with the American economy and he meets with world leaders to promote the best possible foreign relations. I don't need a president who can drink beer with me. I need a president who is knowledgeable enough about all aspects of government that he can lead the country and foster the best possible relationships with our allies around the world. If you're a baby who needs your hand held, you might want McCain. If you're an adult who is concerned about the economy, fuel prices and the need to responsibly end wars, then you might want to go with the adult and choose Obama. Flying by the seat of your pants and talking off the cuff might be all right for a beer buddy, but a fully informed adult with diplomatic skills is a safer and better choice for the one who will lead the country. John McCain absolutely knows that off shore drilling is dangerous to the environment and to tourist industries and he absolutely knows that it will have no affect on gas prices because it will produce no oil for 15 to 25 years. He knows this, but he's counting on you being too dumb to know it. Choose the grown up. John is not only confused, but he's doing all he can to confuse you too. Are you an adult or are you a sucker? One of these candidates speaks with a deep understanding and knowledge. One of these candidates can improve America's world image. One of these candidates has solid plans to make America self sufficient on fuel while simultaneously creating good jobs that can't be outsourced by building an energy independent America. One of these candidates talks to you like the responsible adults you are. The other one offers you candy that won't help your physical problems one bit but he says it will be good for you "psychologically". One of these candidates has the judgment to be president and the other one is John McCain. Barack Obama has six U.S. presidents in his lineage, including James Madison who wrote the Constitution. He is also descended from Winston Churchill, Robert E. Lee and two signers of the Declaration of Independence. And that's just on his mother's side! John McCain is distantly related to Madonna. Maybe that's why he's so fixated on famous blonds in his ad. Poor, poor pathetic John.

Posted by: karela | July 30, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Maybe "Mittens" can help McCain bring in the all important Mormon vote.

Posted by: Eddison | July 30, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

And what celebrity does McCain most resemble? Oh, right: Elmer Fudd!

Posted by: tom | July 30, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

McCain's only hope is if he picks "Mittens" as his Veep, since he know little about the economy. Not to mention he had to throw his pal Phil Gramm under the bus.

Posted by: Madison | July 30, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

You know you are lame when all you could get for your entire speech from 200,000 Germans was one teeny tiny wimpy applause... because you just happened to mention the word 'Dar fur'.

THOSE WHO CAN NOT DO, TEACH.

Posted by: pete | July 30, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

McCain sure has changed his stripes since 2000. The "Maverick" is dead, and so is his lousy campaign. Sad that this is the best the GOP could muster.

Posted by: adr | July 30, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

" would like to see Britney or Paris Hilton get 200.000 spectators. Dream on, McCain! I hear McCain recently spoke in a hall with 1500 seats, and 900 seats remained empty."

You do know there was a highly promoted popular free rock concert going on too right? Making sure to provide you that information since the MSM conveniently has omitted it.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Why do all of John McCain's ads look so second rate? So I guess this is what desperation looks like.

Posted by: EB | July 30, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see Britney or Paris Hilton get 200.000 spectators. Dream on, McCain! I hear McCain recently spoke in a hall with 1500 seats, and 900 seats remained empty.

Posted by: bodo | July 30, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

McCain is now an embarrassment to every American capable of being embarrassed. A bitter old warmonger who will do anything and say anything to win an election.

Posted by: maxfli | July 30, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

"He has no message, just the hope that bigoted America will slap down the Negro who would dare run for the Presidency. Lots of idiot, rednecked bigots in the good ole USA that I'm sure McCain is reaching. He should be proud of his racist ways."

Yes another "you're racist if you don't support Obama" just like how Obama himself did this with the in between the lines assertion "He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all of those other presidents on the dollar bills."

Sorry liberals if Obama had waited 4 more years until he was experienced enough (just borrowing Obama's own opinion) we might have had enough Americans beat into submission with PC and white guilt. Obama running 4 years early and playing the same lines is causing the opposite effect as more people are getting their backbone back as they weren't mentally submissive beyond return yet.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

John McCain says what he believes and he doesn't worry a second about the polls, so a bunch of liberals carping about his calling Obama out for being a suit isn't going to mar one second of a day for him. What's eating at Democrats is that they are getting a sense that he's right about the shallowness of Senator Obama. And, it's going to get worse, much worse, if the three-year wonder stops running away from a direct, unscripted confrontation with John McCain. No teleprompter, no fawning audience - just facts and sensible Americans: a hero against a poser. Someone who has fought and won big legislation, like McCain-Feingold against the guy whose legislative triumph is a commemorative stamp and passage of the Infants Born Alive Act, a bill that would have allowed doctors to execute a baby AFTER it had been delivered.

Posted by: yep | July 30, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

This is all the got folks. Childishly attacking the other side for inspiring people and having a vision for the country.
This is all they got.

Posted by: McLame ad | July 30, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

As recently as last year John McCain was an American I greatly admired and trusted. He had the balls to stand up to the Bush regime. Now he has become nothing more than a mealy mouthed slimeball. Why can't he campaign on anything that he will DO for America, to change Washington? The only ads, commercials, and messages from his camp try to trash and bash Obama, with no message as to why he should be President. He has no message, just the hope that bigoted America will slap down the Negro who would dare run for the Presidency. Lots of idiot, rednecked bigots in the good ole USA that I'm sure McCain is reaching. He should be proud of his racist ways.

Posted by: FIRE'M'ALL | July 30, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey Cryos - sorry to inform you but Karl Rove is going to jail soon:( But that's OK! You can move on to emulating your second biggest hero... Adolf Hitler!!!

Atchung!!!

Posted by: | July 30, 2008 5:35 PM

Whether the contempt of congress is even legitimate will depend on decisions pending in federal court of what is covered in this instance under executive privelege so you have misinterpreted unless you somehow have insider information or a time machine.


I could just as ignorantly claim liberals #2 hero is Hitler behind Obama.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Very effective ad by McCain camp.

Bob Shrum thought Kerry-Flip-Flop ad would backfire. We all know what happened to Kerry.

How come Obama Team is just ignoring McCain?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

-Christopher Bridges- bring Ludacris on next! WOW great character choices for Barry to associate with! Mice and Lice!

Posted by: It really is Luda Chris! | July 30, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama's bad for the United States. I just spent the last three nights watching footage of Bush's backroom deals opening up the Mexican border and letting Mexican drivers come right into the United States. Now that he sent every other job overseas he wants to sink American transportation. You got undercover cops sent into peaceful protests to start a fight, while riot police are sitting on the side just waiting to come in and bust heads and lock everyone up. He's making deals with a company in Dubai to buy ports without approval. Can't you see America is for sale. Soon it will trickle down to every job in America and we'll all be working for nothing. I suggest you do your homework before talking about things you know nothing about. The few good things John McCain use to stand for went out the window when George Bush and the GOP took over his campaign. When McCain wins this election it will be the end of the United States as you know it. When Obama says this country faces big challenges, you don't know the half of it. Bush has been running this country without having to answer to anybody. He has trashed the constitution and broken all the laws that we live by. CNN just said the hearings that were held to see if Bush should be impeached were a waste of taxpayer money, and a show put on by the Democrats that would never get anywhere. They actually put the letter "D" for democrat under the republicans names that said the Bush administration was a disgrace. What we have is a handful of criminals that are looking to hold all the power, and get rich off the destruction of this country. I hope you know what your voting for.

Posted by: Mike | July 30, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I feel sorry for the democrats. In 2004 democrats/democrat related groups spent $100 million more on the presidential election but just one smart republican apparently nixed their efforts. If just one smart republican can derail democrats they have issues ;)

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:22 PM


Sorry forgot to put in here Rove. His tactics are questionable but I love how one person so derailed democrats hundreds of millions they have tried to coin dirty tactics "rovian." since they are so upset. Lol.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:30 PM

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Hey Cryos - sorry to inform you but Karl Rove is going to jail soon:( But that's OK! You can move on to emulating your second biggest hero... Adolf Hitler!!!

Atchung!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Yes Rove is an evil genius.

But to admire him, is to admire evil.

Jesus is rolling over in his grave.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

How come Anna Nicole Smith didn't make it into McCain's ad?

Posted by: oldhonky | July 30, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Because Karl Rove is effing everyone in the arse.

It's the patriotric thing to do after all.

Hey where's my gun? Think I'm gonna go "visit" a church that doesn't underwrite intolerance and hate.

Posted by: Why R liberals GAY? | July 30, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

McCain the hero? That's last years image, this years's is of the old cranky slimer who will say anything, do anything to win.

Posted by: nclwtk | July 30, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I feel sorry for the democrats. In 2004 democrats/democrat related groups spent $100 million more on the presidential election but just one smart republican apparently nixed their efforts. If just one smart republican can derail democrats they have issues ;)

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:22 PM


Sorry forgot to put in here Rove. His tactics are questionable but I love how one person so derailed democrats hundreds of millions they have tried to coin dirty tactics "rovian." since they are so upset. Lol.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

NEWS FLASH TO ALL WHINING LIBERALS:

George Bush is NOT running in this election!

You seem to have forgetting that tiny little fact in your constant ravings and whinings blogged everywhere. It's time to MOVE ON already! LoL!

Instead, you can loosen your sphincters now and allow your gay buddies to give it to ya (like Obama). That IS what you want, isn't it? To get screwed up the ass? That's why u keep putting LOSERS up for election every season.

Posted by: Why R liberals GAY? | July 30, 2008 5:24 PM

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In this poster's case being gay = making more than $15,000/year. In other words being gay = being informed and successful.

Oh yeah well you're a doodooo head and I hate your guts Why R liberals GAY?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

which smart republican?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

George W = Herbert Hoover not Harry Truman.

Sucks to be a hardcore right winger. Now go be real big patriots and collect your wives from the botox clinic!!!

Posted by: htruman | July 30, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

NEWS FLASH TO ALL WHINING LIBERALS:

George Bush is NOT running in this election!

You seem to have forgetting that tiny little fact in your constant ravings and whinings blogged everywhere. It's time to MOVE ON already! LoL!

Instead, you can loosen your sphincters now and allow your gay buddies to give it to ya (like Obama). That IS what you want, isn't it? To get screwed up the ass? That's why u keep putting LOSERS up for election every season.

Posted by: Why R liberals GAY? | July 30, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"Now THAT is just plain DARNED FUNNY!"

Maybe, if you're about eight years old.

Posted by: observer | July 30, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"(Obama's) equally photogenic wife" ??

Wow, the writer has a thing for female impersonators!

Posted by: JR | July 30, 2008 5:21 PM


ROFL. I vote to nominate this for the best comment on the thread. However it would be a tough call between a different thread where " Michelle to this person looks like James Brown in a pretty dress"

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I feel sorry for the democrats. In 2004 democrats/democrat related groups spent $100 million more on the presidential election but just one smart republican apparently nixed their efforts. If just one smart republican can derail democrats they have issues ;)

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

of course not all A students are leaders, and not all D students aren't, but it's a better bet than vice versa and it's about time we tried an A student for a change.

or as a famous sports commentator put it "the race doesn't always go to the swiftest, nor the fight to the strongest, but that's the way to bet."

Posted by: JoeT | July 30, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a celebutard. Too funny watching his campaign fall apart...about time.

The media created him, and now it's eating him.

Posted by: HaHaaaaaaaaa | July 30, 2008 4:24 PM

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HaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............(fast forward to Nov 4th)...........aaaaaa ahem ahhemmm hack hack haaaacccccccckkkkk

Obama Wins By a Landslide

Looks mama was right. Daddy was a retard and I got all his genes. I better go find someone smaller than me to pick to reassert my hegemony (yeah yeah I know HaHa doesn't know this word just figured I'd throw it in to convey the whole Faulkner effect that is coming his way).

Posted by: htruman | July 30, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

"(Obama's) equally photogenic wife" ??

Wow, the writer has a thing for female impersonators!

Posted by: JR | July 30, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

HaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............(fast forward to Nov 4th)...........aaaaaa ahem ahhemmm hack hack haaaacccccccckkkkk

Obama Wins By a Landslide

Looks mama was right. Daddy was a retard and I got all his genes. I better go find someone smaller than me to pick to reassert my hegemony (yeah yeah I know HaHa doesn't know this word just figured I'd throw it in to convey the whole Faulkner episode that is coming his way).

Posted by: htruman | July 30, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Who said that: "DUMMYCRAPS".

Now THAT is just plain DARNED FUNNY!

LMAO!

Posted by: laughing out loud | July 30, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The McCain Camp are a bunch of babies... they are getting their asses handing and all they can do is try to tarnish 'Bama's image... grow up you 5 year olds.

The man has more class, leadership, and integrity that the lot of McBushes...

"oh.. he's like Angelina and Brad..."

Get a life, losers.

Posted by: BadMuthaEffer | July 30, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Friends don't let friends vote Democrat.

Just say NO to liberalism and communism (same thing!).

This fall, make the RIGHT choice and vote for the honorable Senator John McCain.

Posted by: Friends | July 30, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Britney and Hilton, you just gotta know that it ran through the roves's robots minds when making this-- to make the subliminal connection of a black man stealing white women. Don't get me wrong, it's so brief and underplayed, I'm just saying they said "Oh yeah, cool" when making that connection.

(Albeit both women are some of the 2 most recognized superstars we have) So it fair game in the end.

But what a poor sordid ad, shallow, all negative, stereotypical, with a severe case of McCain avoidance, without any facts and just plain fear-mongering.

But, this is what you'd get if we elect McCain.... 4 years of this type of speech-making.

God help us.

Posted by: Pray Very Hard | July 30, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Right on the money - The DEMOCRUDS are in big trouble

Posted by: mike | July 30, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

dAVE, you said:

"Uh-huh.

Look how much better off we were under Bill Clinton."

Yep, I agree. SO much better, INDEED!

We had RAMAPANT CORRUPTION, MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE (THANK YOU HILLARY!), SANDY "BURGLAR" PILFERING FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, FILEGATE, WHITEWATERGATE, CATTLE FUTURES GATE, BILLING FRAUD AT HILL'S OLD LAW FIRM, SEXUAL DEVIANCY IN THE WHITEHOUSE (THANK YOU BILL!), MASSIVE CAMPAIGN FRAUD, WEAKENING OF OUR MILITARY, AND THE COMPLETE IGNORING OF THE BEGINING OF THE WAR ON TERROR (OK, GO SHOOT OFF SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MISSILES INTO THE DESERT SAND!).

Yep, good ol' Slick Billy Bob. Oops! He did it again!

Posted by: Amused! | July 30, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Big NO to Democrat complete control of the federal government.

Posted by: DDG56 | July 30, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the right choice. The ad is spot-on... Obama is a celebrity with only 4 years of experience.

Posted by: Tired of Celebrity | July 30, 2008 5:05 PM

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Yeah, more like tired of common decency and morality. That's why you'll keep on voting for Bush.

Posted by: htruman | July 30, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama will win. Just hope he doesn't bring Clintons in as well. They are just a bunch of Power Hungry Freaks. Mr. McCain was a War Hero and it has served him well. But there are many War Heros, that don't have a Full Time career as a Politician. Thank You for your service Mr. McCain, now go and have a happy retirement... George Bush is very Close to the worst President EVER. HE has pretty much knocked the Republican Party out for the next 8 + Years. And this Henry Paulson is another one that needs to go, and Bernanke. They have destroyed our futures. You will see...

Posted by: Zeppelin | July 30, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Calling from Canada -- we are happy with our socialistic, inferior and low-grade health system? Well that's news to me. Our socialistic health care system is unfortunately no better than 3rd world care (but then again socialistic policies have never worked anywhere else, so why would they in health care)?

We can only dream about seeing competent doctors and staff -- again, you get what you pay for.

Posted by: | July 30, 2008 4:58 PM

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POSTED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TO CANADA OR EVEN LEFT THE US FOR THAT MATTER.

go figure

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

WPost... you guys should be ashame of yourselves. Delebrately abbreviating an Obama quote in order to mislead and give a false impression.

Posted by: Jam | July 30, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

In response to 'Lib Hater is a Toe Tapper a-la Larry Craig's question:

"LibHater - wasn't that you at the airport bathroom tapping his foot next to Larry Craig's stall?"

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Yes, that WAS me arresting him, and YOU, who was in the OTHER stall. Shame on you! Does your wife know that you are gay yet?

Cya at your upcoming trial!

Posted by: Lib Hater | July 30, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Real change: getting a third party in the White House, or hell, a larger group in the Senate and House would be great.


www.bobbarr2008.com
www.votenader.org
www.constitutionparty.com

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

It is about time McCain get on the offensive. This ad will fire up the conservative base.

Posted by: DDG56 | July 30, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

sometimes I think I live in a parallel world. Politics has been changed. I can't imagine a candidate complaining about another candidate as having the nerve to have any sort of traction outside the 28% that actually vote. I first saw it when HRC went medievil about the size of the crowds showing up for Obama speeches. And now McCain does the same thing... and once again the pundits lap it up like ice cream.

Why doesn't McCain get Ted Nugent to open his speeches... whatever. STOP THE WHINING... get your own crowd. What I'm hoping is that the 2.8 million new voter's registered will get active in their democracy... sheesh.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Grandpa McCain remembers the good ol' days when Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford were the biggest celebrities in the world. And then they had to ruin everything thing introducing sound to movies. BLAST THEM!!

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | July 30, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

LibHater: "The bottom line is,

Your are either RIGHT or you are WRONG.

The left is ALWAYS WRONG, and bad for this country and the entire world."=============

Uh-huh.

Look how much better off we were under Bill Clinton.

'Nuff said. You lose, and conservatives have utterly failed in their "leadership."

The enonomy has tanked, our military is weaker, our enemies are stronger, our alliances are shattered, our reputation is in tatters, we have more poverty, more unemployment, more American children have no healthcare, and on and on.

Liberalism is better for our country and the whole world.

Posted by: dAVE | July 30, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Not all A students are leaders.
McCains dad and granddad did not do well either at the Naval Academy but they both made 4 star admirals. Mccain was on track to make admiral. He retired after 23 year of naval service as a captain. I am in the Navy. The captain on my last command took 28 years to make it.
Bill Gate was a Harvard dropout but he founded Microsoft.

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B: Barack H. Obama - Columbia University - top 10% of the class. Harvard Law School - President of the Harvard Law Review, graduated with distinction in top 25% of class. Professor -lecturing in Constitutional Law at University of Chicago for 12 years.

That ad will do more damage to John McCain than any negative ad out there because the blondes in it will just remind people of his wife.

Posted by: DDG56 | July 30, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

American hero? How about bad pilot.

Posted by: George Hayduke | July 30, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the right choice. The ad is spot-on... Obama is a celebrity with only 4 years of experience.

Posted by: Tired of Celebrity | July 30, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

LibHater - wasn't that you at the airport bathroom tapping his foot next to Larry Craig's stall?

Posted by: Lib Hater is a Toe Tapper a-la Larry Craig | July 30, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (THE HAGUE) WISHES TO SPEAK WITH MCBUSH, CHENEY, RICE, MCCAIN IN JANUARY FOR WAR CRIMES.

GOP Republican Wall Street Get Rich By Selling America Party started the illegal Iraq War. Now the GOP Republicans are totally obligated to immediately stop the illegal Iraq War.

Mumbles McCain came into conflict with higher-ranking personnel and did not always obey the rules, which contributed to a very low class rank (894 of 899) that he did not aim to improve. McCain earned a reputation as a partying man. The planes he was flying crashed twice and once collided with power lines.

McSame Poor Military Record / McWife Former Criminal Drug Addict

GOP Republican John McCain (McBush III) is a weak candidate, but that does not give him the excuse to publicly insult his wife who is a recovering drug addict.

In 1989, Cindy McCain became addicted to opioid painkillers such as Percocet and Vicodin, which she initially took to alleviate pain following two spinal surgeries for ruptured discs and to ease emotional stress during the Keating Five scandal, which involved her as a bookkeeper who had difficulty finding receipts.

The addiction progressed to where she resorted to stealing drugs from her own AVMT. During 1992, Tom Gosinski, the director of government and international affairs for AVMT, discovered her drug theft.

Subsequently in 1992, her parents staged an intervention to force her to get help; she told her husband about her problem, attended a drug treatment facility, began outpatient sessions, and ended her three years of active addiction.

In January 1993, McCain terminated Gosinski's employment on grounds of budgetary reasons. In spring 1993, Gosinski tipped off the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate McCain's drug theft, and a federal investigation ensued.

McCain's defense team, led by Washington lawyer John Dowd, secured an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office that limited her punishment to financial restitution and enrollment in a diversion program, without any public disclosure.

Meanwhile, in early 1994 Gosinski filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against McCain, which he told her he would settle for $250,000. In April 1994, Dowd requested that Maricopa County officials investigate Gosinski for extortion. The Phoenix New Times was about to publish a negatively-cast article about the whole affair.

Cindy McCain pre-empted this by publicly revealing her past addiction, stating she hoped it would give fellow drug addicts courage in their struggles: "Although my conduct did not result in compromising any missions of AVMT, my actions were wrong, and I regret them."

A flurry of press attention followed, including charges by Gosinski that she had asked him to lie concerning her drug use when the McCains were applying to adopt their baby from Bangladesh and statements by past AVMT employees that Gosinski had once threatened to blackmail her.

The Arizona Republic published an editorial cartoon ridiculing the motivations for her AVMT work and an award dinner in her honor was canceled citing poor ticket sales. In the end, both Gosinski's lawsuit and the extortion investigation against him were dropped.

AVMT concluded its activities in 1995. That year, McCain founded a new organization, the Hensley Family Foundation, which donates monies towards children's programs in Arizona and nationally, and she was largely a stay-at-home mom during the balance of the 1990s. She also held positions as vice president, director, and vice chair of Hensley & Co.

It is difficult to protect the country with McSame who graduated last in his war college and last on the battlefield. You cannot protect the country while spending your career as a prisoner.

Basically, McSame is qualified to be a prisoner and his McWife a recovering drug counselor.

Posted by: GOP Republican Failures | July 30, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Let me try to understand this new ad.

Is McCain, the guy who finished 894th
in a class of 899 at the Naval Academy,
trying to tell us Obama is an air head?

Is he trying to tell us it's bad for a
president to be popular and well liked
all over the world?

Is he trying to tell us he is jealous
and frustrated and hasn't kept his
promise to run a campaign free of personal
slurs?

Posted by: Leigh S. | July 30, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

LibHater - wasn't that you at the airport bathroom tapping his foot next to Larry Craig's stall?

Posted by: Lib Hater is a Toe Tapper a-la Larry Craig | July 30, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

"Tell that to the 80-100K British who will fly outside of Britain for surgery and medical care this year for better care. And what would the number be if more people could afford to?"

EXACTLY!

The FAILED healthcare system that Canada, France and England have in place, which is a SOCIAL EXPERIMENT, has FAILED.

Ask anyone from those countries (and I HAVE, a LOT!). They desperately want OUT of their government mandated suicide "health" care system, and are willing to fly to the United States of America to pay for it out of their own pockets.

The occurs now on a DAILY basis, with hundreds of thousands of Canadians and Europeans making the journey to literally SAVE THEIR OWN LIVES.

If 'LEFT' up to their 'LEFTIST' government, they would be dead, which HAS happened to tens of thousands who simply relied on their failed 'system'.

I applaud your acknowledgement of this undeniable fact, Cryos. Bravo!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

LibHater - wasn't that you at the airport bathroom tapping his foot next to Larry Craig's stall?

Posted by: Lib Hater is a Toe Tapper a-la Larry Craig | July 30, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

People like Obama, and nobody really likes McCain.

So he's having a hissy fit. How Presidential!

Posted by: Shawn | July 30, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

LibHater - wasn't that you at the airport bathroom tapping his foot next to Larry Craig's stall?

Posted by: Lib Hater is a Toe Tapper a-la Larry Craig | July 30, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I think that McCain should produce an ad that compares Al Gore, John Kerry, and Obama 'Bin Laden' to the Three Stooges to highlight the stupidity and amateur quality to the current state of affiars that the liberals are finding themselves in at this time, namely, complete chaos and utter disarray.

Moe - Osama / Obama
Larry - John Kerry
Curly - Al Gore (a natural)


Posted by: Hyuck Hyuck Hyuck | July 30, 2008 4:38 PM

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Dear Hyuck Hyuck Hyuck

You're not very good at adding or assessing reality are you?

Posted by: htruman | July 30, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Knowing as much about the Germans tendency of spontaneous reactions as I have known, I would have to say that the Doc. Obama's Berlin rally was one of the bigger flop ever of all political rallies known to mankind.

Posted by: pete | July 30, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

There was a time when I might have voted for McCain, but after sucking up to Bush and the far right, and now seeing his descent into slimeball politics, I have no respect for him at all. I hope its worth it to him if he wins, and has half the US hating him.

Posted by: Michael | July 30, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Eh, I don't know. This country is obsessed with celebrities, so McCain & Co. might be barking up the wrong tree with this one. It seems to me that one of the things people find appealing about Barack Obama IS his celebrity. Trying to spin that into a knock against him is an interesting move, but given the way the country follows the movements of Brangelina, TomKat, et. al. I'm not sure it'll work.

Of course, if folks are *looking* for reasons to doubt Obama, I suppose the McCain campaign could plant a worse seed.

Posted by: gillyrosh | July 30, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

LibHater - wasn't that you at the airport bathroom tapping his foot next to Larry Craig's stall?

Posted by: Lib Hater is a Toe Tapper a-la Larry Craig | July 30, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Calling from Canada -- we are happy with our socialistic, inferior and low-grade health system? Well that's news to me. Our socialistic health care system is unfortunately no better than 3rd world care (but then again socialistic policies have never worked anywhere else, so why would they in health care)?

We can only dream about seeing competent doctors and staff -- again, you get what you pay for.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Why would any person in his right mind vote for a 72 year old man for POTUS who's already showing signs of senility??? Think about it. And what 72 year old in his right mind would want the job?? Grumpy McSame is not mentally or physically fit to be president. Get real. He'll be nothing more than a puppet, just like Bush.

Posted by: spicegal | July 30, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

What in the world is up with all of this psycho demo-craps?

Has the world gone mad and allowed them to crawl up from the bowels of hell to spew their hateful verbiage and psychotic views?

You people are twisted and sick! Go get a shrink, you really, really need one!

Posted by: What is up? | July 30, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"And it works pretty well in the rest of the developed world where people are healthier, live longer and are far more satisfied with their healthcare systems."

Tell that to the 80-100K British who will fly outside of Britain for surgery and medical care this year for better care. And what would the number be if more people could afford to?

"The debate about global warming is O-V-E-R. It's a scientific and undeniable fact. Only right-wing lunatics and the oil industry are still pretending otherwise. Or did I imagine a piece of the Antarctic ice shelf collapsing in the Spring?"

I won't bother getting into the nitty gritty of this in this thread due to the extensive flaming but a couple of scientific basics.

1 - Any science that claims absolute knowledge and the decision is over is not science. Science is an evolving process where the "facts" change many times

2 - A lot of the principles behind the IPCC are political not scientific. Look up things like CO2 to temperature correlation, recent temperature data revisions and positive and negative feedback in relation to other climate and scientific modeling.

3. Although the article concludes "the underwater volcano in the Arctic has nothing to do with artic melting" remember things like shelves collapsing have many possible factors including possibly the following couple of things.

http://www.livescience.com/environment/080627-sea-volcanoes.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080724153941.htm

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing--McCain and Britney both supported the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war. In fact, their expressions of support are eerily similar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPEV6twzxmE

Posted by: Patrick | July 30, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Go Coffin/Botox Queen 2008!

Oops meant John and Cindy McCain. What better than a real life (and soon to be for real) coffin to make America the dillusional laughing stock that all you repubs know it can be.

Great work you all. Now go home and read that part in the Bible where Jesus goes after the weak and scape goats those who are different. Pat yourselves on the back for the self righteous hate mongers that you are.

Posted by: htruman | July 30, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I expected a really good anti-Obama add, and with some decent attempt at substance to use against him. I am disappointed. Whomever is specifically responsible for putting together this ad, should be fired.

WHAT THE HECK KIND OF AD IS THIS? That was a complete waste of money and opportunity. Britney freaking Spears?! Paris Hilton?! Of all people. John McCain, that ad was stupid. It was complete crap. Pardon the blunt speech. I understand the message being delivered, but there were other "creative" ways to do it.

Britney Spears and Paris Hilton......if that was the best you could approve of this time around, that is a sad ad. Seriously. I don't see Britney Spears and Paris Hilton as extremely popular, and I don't find them to be likened to Obama to use for comparison, of all people. That was a crappy job, and sincerely not because I am in favor of Obama.

That ad was enough. I'm not even going to bother reading the article.

Posted by: Obama2008 | July 30, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

The bottom line is,

Your are either RIGHT or you are WRONG.

The left is ALWAYS WRONG, and bad for this country and the entire world.

Posted by: LibHater | July 30, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain man wrote:

User "sequoia" was completely able to copy and paste wacked-out liberal nut-job diatribe directly from a moove onn dot orgasm website WITHOUT the help of his mommy this time.

Huzzah! You have now passed the third grade.


LOL! That is just too damned funny, and so true!

Nice one!

Posted by: Right There With Ya | July 30, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain Man wrote: "User "sequoia" was completely able to copy and paste wacked-out liberal nut-job diatribe directly from a moove onn dot orgasm website WITHOUT the help of his mommy this time.
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Truth hurts, douche. Facts are your enemy.

Read it again and get ANGRY!

* McCain supported the drilling moratorium; now he's against it.

* McCain strongly opposes a windfall-tax on oil company profits. Three weeks earlier, he was perfectly comfortable with the idea.

* McCain thought Bush's warrantless-wiretap program circumvented the law; now he believes the opposite.

* McCain defended "privatizing" Social Security. Now he says he's against privatization (though he actually still supports it.)

* McCain wanted to change the Republican Party platform to protect abortion rights in cases of rape and incest. Now he doesn't.

* McCain thought the estate tax was perfectly fair. Now he believes the opposite.

* He opposed indefinite detention of terrorist suspects. When the Supreme Court reached the same conclusion, he called it "one of the worst decisions in the history of this country."

* McCain said he would "not impose a litmus test on any nominee." He used to promise the opposite.

* McCain believes the telecoms should be forced to explain their role in the administration's warrantless surveillance program as a condition for retroactive immunity. He used to believe the opposite.

* McCain supported storing spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain supported moving "towards normalization of relations" with Cuba. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Hamas. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Syria. Now he believes the opposite.

* He argued the NRA should not have a role in the Republican Party's policy making. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain supported his own lobbying-reform legislation from 1997. Now he doesn't.

* He wanted political support from radical televangelists like John Hagee and Rod Parsley. Now he doesn't.

* McCain supported the Lieberman/Warner legislation to combat global warming. Now he doesn't.

* McCain pledged in February 2008 that he would not, under any circumstances, raise taxes. Specifically, McCain was asked if he is a "'read my lips' candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?" referring to George H.W. Bush's 1988 pledge. "No new taxes," McCain responded. Two weeks later, McCain said, "I'm not making a 'read my lips' statement, in that I will not raise taxes."

* McCain is both for and against a "rogue state rollback" as a focus of his foreign policy vision.

* McCain says he considered and did not consider joining John Kerry's Democratic ticket in 2004.

* In 1998, he championed raising cigarette taxes to fund programs to cut underage smoking, insisting that it would prevent illnesses and provide resources for public health programs. Now, McCain opposes a $0.61-per-pack tax increase, won't commit to supporting a regulation bill he's co-sponsoring, and has hired Philip Morris' former lobbyist as his senior campaign adviser.

* McCain has changed his economic worldview on multiple occasions.

* McCain has changed his mind about a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq on multiple occasions.

* McCain is both for and against attacking Barack Obama over his former pastor at his former church.

* McCain believes Americans are both better and worse off than they were before Bush took office.

* McCain is both for and against earmarks for Arizona.

* McCain believes his endorsement from radical televangelist John Hagee was both a good and bad idea.

* McCain's first mortgage plan was premised on the notion that homeowners facing foreclosure shouldn't be "rewarded" for acting "irresponsibly." His second mortgage plan took largely the opposite position.

* McCain vowed, if elected, to balance the federal budget by the end of his first term. Soon after, he decided he would no longer even try to reach that goal.

* In February 2008, McCain reversed course on prohibiting waterboarding.

* McCain used to champion the Law of the Sea convention, even volunteering to testify on the treaty's behalf before a Senate committee. Now he opposes it.

* McCain was a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants' kids who graduate from high school. Now he's against it.

* On immigration policy in general, McCain announced in February 2008 that he would vote against his own legislation.

* In 2006, McCain sponsored legislation to require grassroots lobbying coalitions to reveal their financial donors. In 2007, after receiving "feedback" on the proposal, McCain told far-right activist groups that he opposes his own measure.

* McCain said before the war in Iraq, "We will win this conflict. We will win it easily." Four years later, McCain said he knew all along that the war in Iraq war was "probably going to be long and hard and tough."

* McCain said he was the "greatest critic" of Rumsfeld's failed Iraq policy. In December 2003, McCain praised the same strategy as "a mission accomplished." In March 2004, he said, "I'm confident we're on the right course." In December 2005, he said, "Overall, I think a year from now, we will have made a fair amount of progress if we stay the course."

* McCain went from saying he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade to saying the exact opposite.

* McCain went from saying gay marriage should be allowed, to saying gay marriage shouldn't be allowed.

* McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as "an agent of intolerance" in 2002, but then decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans "deserved" the 9/11 attacks.

* McCain used to oppose Bush's tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.

* On a related note, he said 2005 that he opposed the tax cuts because they were "too tilted to the wealthy." By 2007, he denied ever having said this, and insisted he opposed the cuts because of increased government spending.

* In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending "dirty money" to help finance Bush's presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.

* McCain supported a major campaign-finance reform measure that bore his name. In June 2007, he abandoned his own legislation.

* McCain opposed a holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., before he supported it.

* McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.

* McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he's pro-ethanol.

* McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.

* McCain decided in 2000 that he didn't want anything to do with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, believing he "would taint the image of the 'Straight Talk Express.'" Kissinger is now the Honorary Co-Chair for his presidential campaign in New York.

Posted by: sequoia | July 30, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The DNC (Dirty Nuckleheaded Clods) are all muckrakers, liars & sexual deviates. Bill Clinton is a PRIME example!

...They must have come out of their "Wall Street" party with a hangover sitting in front of the tv...and thats when the "idea" came up.....

If they want to mix these 2 dumb blondes with a 'black' man why dont they just look into the white house video surveillance tapes from the Clinton era instead...

Posted by: Pee Alex1 | July 30, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Terrible ad. The Republicans should have nominated a real conservative who knew what he was doing and didn't buy into ridiculous environmental scams like "Global Warming" (sorry, since changed to "Climate Change" when it became obvious that the planet hasn't actually warmed in the last decade - won't stop us from destroying our own economy to "Save the Planet" though) because that empty Socialist windbag is ripe for the picking. The Iranian government must be licking its chops at the opportunity to get this pretty-talking wimp into office.

Bush is not the worst President ever. Not even close. The economy is not even in a recession despite a housing crisis caused by liberal activist groups, Congress, and typically greedy American consumers who try to buy more than they can afford and then whine when the consequences hit; and an energy crisis caused in part by a refusal to harvest resources on our own land because it will disturb some polar bear's view of a barren wasteland. Jimmy Carter (remember those good old days?) was infinitely worse than Bush has been, and now Obama is going to be Carter II.

Universal health care will be a disaster from which we will never recover. Our health care system isn't perfect. I know, let's hand it over to a bunch of corrupt, self-serving, vote hound lawyers who have no experience in the medical field and repeatedly fail to come close to balancing their own budget. It should run like a dream after that.

Best thing that can happen for the conservatives is for Obama to win and then inevitably fall on his face. Then we can clean him, Pelosi, Reed, and all the other liberal dopes who want to run every aspect of our lives out of office. I just hope he doesn't do too much damage with a majority in both houses in 4 years.

Oh, and those liberals who think they're really clever when they call McCain "McSame" or something along those lines - please don't be a hypocrite and criticize McCain's intellect.

Posted by: Nate | July 30, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

It is so sad to read the petty, silly comments of a once-great man. Is this the height of intellectual presidential debate?

Posted by: oregon | July 30, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

This election is going to be a LANDSLIDE people. You know why (That is NOT a Question). The REPUBLICAN Party (Is having A PARTY at the Taxpayers expense). They don't raise Taxes, (flat out) they do it the Sneaky way, with Inflation and Bail-Outs (even though they say they are against them). McCain is "FLAT OUT BORING" and the Citizens of this Country need some FIRE in the BELLY of the next PRESIDENT. McCain just doesn't provide that. Obama is definitely making me Nervous, (Mainly because he KNOWS he Has already Won the next Election) and is running with it. Ron Paul is the only one who would've straightened out THIS COUNTRY. Oh well, big business just doesn't want someone in who WOULD "Rock the Boat", rather than just saying they will... Ow, Socialism!!!

Posted by: Zeppelin | July 30, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I voted for McCain in 2000, but I won't do so in 2008. Seems McCain has abandoned the Straight Talk for Swift Talk. Some of his accusations are simply unsustainable, even in a campaign. I'm tired of McCain and camp crying over Obama's trip abroad. After-all, McCain double dog dared Obama to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. Turns out Obama handled his own over there, so McCain needs to take his medicine, pick a better battle, and be quiet now...

Posted by: DCBoudin | July 30, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse


PRH wrote: "The people who think universal health care will work are fools. No way that 67% approve of such schemes...where did this idiot come up with that number? Global warming my ass."

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In an extensive ABCNEWS/Washington Post poll, Americans by a 2-1 margin, 62-32 percent, prefer a universal health insurance program over the current employer-based system.

So it was 62%, not 67%. So sorry.

And it works pretty well in the rest of the developed world where people are healthier, live longer and are far more satisfied with their healthcare systems.

We are at the very bottom of the heap, and below many Third World Counties when it comes to health and longevity and infant mortality.

But don't let the facts get in the way of your anachronistic, ignorant and nonsensensical hysteria.

And of course climatologists who study the climate for a living have a bit more understanding about the realities of global warming than some right-wing freak on an internet forum.

The debate about global warming is O-V-E-R. It's a scientific and undeniable fact. Only right-wing lunatics and the oil industry are still pretending otherwise. Or did I imagine a piece of the Antarctic ice shelf collapsing in the Spring?

Posted by: sequoia | July 30, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

User "sequoia" was completely able to copy and paste wacked-out liberal nut-job diatribe directly from a moove onn dot orgasm website WITHOUT the help of his mommy this time.

Huzzah! You have now passed the third grade.

Always true to your crazy, freaked-out liberal leanings, you always deflect the argument put upon you by instead changing the subject once again.

Let's talk about O'bama's constant retoric, changing his mind, etc.

THAT was the subject that was brought up for discussion.

But no, you don't WANT to talk about THAT, do you? Because in your heart you KNOW you will get soundly thrashed, verbally speaking.

YOU don't have a leg to stand on, and neither does Osama (oops, I meant, O'bama).

So go ahead, just use the LAME attempts at trying to change the subject to McCain, it doesn't work. We all know what an EMPTY SHIRT that O'bama really is.

President McCain 2009!

Posted by: McCain Man | July 30, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

kevin wrote: THEIR'S NO MENTIONING OF EITHER PARIS HILTON OR BRITNEY SPEARS IN THIS AD

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They are pictured -- which in a television commercial is more memorable than being "mentioned."

BTW, you were NEVER going to vote for Obama. So why lie?

Posted by: pali2500 | July 30, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I WOULD NOT GIVE 3 CENTS FOR ANYTHING THESE DOWN AND DIRTY, LOW CLASS, POLITICIANS SAY.

I DO NOT READ THE ARTICLES ABOUT THEM AND THEIR ANTICS. THEY ARE ALL A BUNCH OF HOGWASH. WAshinGTON IS LOADED WITH SUCH GARBAGE MATERIAL.

WHATEVER HAPPENS, AND WHOEVER WINS THE BRASS RING, WE THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SUFFER FOR ALL THE LIES, PROMISES AND DECEITE WE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO. NO VOTE FROM THIS QUARTER.

Posted by: lynn parker. | July 30, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

The RNC/GOP are all muckrakers, liars & sexual deviates.

...They must have come out of their "Wall Street" party with a hangover sitting in front of the tv...and thats when the "idea" came up.....

If they want to mix these 2 dumb blondes with a black man why dont they just rent a xxx movie instead...

Posted by: AlexP1 | July 30, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain's dishonest attacks only make him look more pathetic and desperate. Clearly, he'll say anything to get elected. He'll compromise his principles, if only anyone could figure out what they actually are. Keep it up Grumpy because it's all the Rethuglicans know how to do, and they've been allowed to get away with it for far too long. Fortunately, the veil has been pulled back and the gig is up. Most decent Americans have figured out the Rethuglican strategy- incessant use fear, paranoia, dishonesty, hatred, lying, stealing, and cheating. Did I leave anything out? Now, when the MSM finally decides to do their job, maybe we'll make some real progress.

Posted by: spicegal | July 30, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

It did not take McSame long to fall into the Karl Rove gutter, did it?

Today's New York Times' lead editorial nails the geriatric old fool's latest desperate flip-flop:

LOW-ROAD EXPRESS

Well, that certainly didn't take long. On July 3, news reports said Senator John McCain, worried that he might lose the election before it truly started, opened his doors to disciples of Karl Rove from the 2004 campaign and the Bush White House. Less than a month later, the results are on full display. The candidate who started out talking about high-minded, civil debate has wholeheartedly adopted Mr. Rove's low-minded and uncivil playbook.

In recent weeks, Mr. McCain has been waving the flag of fear (Senator Barack Obama wants to "lose" in Iraq), and issuing attacks that are sophomoric (suggesting that Mr. Obama is a socialist) and false (the presumptive Democratic nominee turned his back on wounded soldiers).

Mr. McCain used to pride himself on being above this ugly brand of politics, which killed his own 2000 presidential bid. But he clearly tossed his inhibitions aside earlier this month when he put day-to-day management of his campaign in the hands of one acolyte of Mr. Rove and gave top positions to two others. The résumés of the new team's members included stints in Mr. Bush's White House and in his 2004 re-election campaign, one of the most negative and divisive in memory.

Almost immediately, the McCain campaign was using Mr. Rove's well-honed tactics, starting with an attempt to widen this nation's damaging ideological divide by painting Mr. Obama as a far-left kook. On July 18, Mr. McCain even suggested that Mr. Obama is a socialist to the left of the Senate's only avowed socialist: Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Mr. Obama's politics are hardly far-left, and anyone who has spent time in a socialist country knows how ridiculous that label is for any member of Congress. It would be bad enough if Mr. McCain honestly believed what he said, but we find that hard to imagine.

Mr. Obama has distorted Mr. McCain's record at times, but Mr. McCain's false charges have been more frequent: that Mr. Obama opposes "innovation" on energy policy; that he voted 94 times for "higher taxes"; and that Mr. Obama is personally responsible for rising gasoline prices.

And Mr. McCain has not stopped there. Taking a page straight from Mr. Bush and Mr. Rove, Mr. McCain has been trying to distract voters from his support for an unending war in Iraq by portraying Mr. Obama as unpatriotic and weak. This line of attack reached a crescendo last week when Mr. McCain fumed and fussed and went to places with European-sounding names while Mr. Obama traveled abroad.

Mr. McCain repeatedly said Mr. Obama "would rather lose a war to win a political campaign" and that he "does not understand" what is at stake in Iraq. He also accused Mr. Obama of canceling a visit to wounded American troops in a German military hospital because news cameras were not allowed. That's a false account of what occurred -- and Mr. McCain ignored Mr. Obama's unheralded visit to a combat hospital in Baghdad.

Like Mr. Bush, Mr. McCain confuses opposition to an unnecessary war with a lack of spine and an unwillingness to use force when the nation is truly in danger. Obviously, Mr. Obama is untested as a commander in chief and his trip was intended to reassure voters. But Mr. McCain is as untested in this area as Mr. Obama, and it is hard to imagine a worse role model than the one Mr. McCain seems to be adopting: President Bush.

Many voters are wondering whether a McCain presidency would be an extension of Mr. Bush's two disastrous terms. If the way Mr. McCain is running his campaign these days is an indication, Americans don't have to wait until next January for the answer to that one.

Posted by: RAS | July 30, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

THEIR'S NO MENTIONING OF EITHER PARIS HILTON OR BRITNEY SPEARS IN THIS AD. MCCAIN IS ALSO MARRIED TO A BLONDE WOMAN, SO WHY WOULD HE BE SO BIGOTED TO SUGGEST BLONDES ARE DUMB. WAS GOING TO VOTE OBAMA, AS I AM (OR WAS) A DEDICATED DEMOCRAT, BUT NOW I AM VOTING FOR JOHN MCCAIN

Posted by: Kevin | July 30, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I think that McCain should produce an ad that compares Al Gore, John Kerry, and Obama 'Bin Laden' to the Three Stooges to highlight the stupidity and amateur quality to the current state of affiars that the liberals are finding themselves in at this time, namely, complete chaos and utter disarray.

Moe - Osama / Obama
Larry - John Kerry
Curly - Al Gore (a natural)

Posted by: Hyuck Hyuck Hyuck | July 30, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Dummycraps_Suck wrote:

"Forget all the hype, PR, media nonsense, O'bama's lies and constant "changing his mind"."
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Let's see...a McCain supporter who doesn't like changing-of-the-mind?

Well, let's see:

* McCain supported the drilling moratorium; now he's against it.

* McCain strongly opposes a windfall-tax on oil company profits. Three weeks earlier, he was perfectly comfortable with the idea.

* McCain thought Bush's warrantless-wiretap program circumvented the law; now he believes the opposite.

* McCain defended "privatizing" Social Security. Now he says he's against privatization (though he actually still supports it.)

* McCain wanted to change the Republican Party platform to protect abortion rights in cases of rape and incest. Now he doesn't.

* McCain thought the estate tax was perfectly fair. Now he believes the opposite.

* He opposed indefinite detention of terrorist suspects. When the Supreme Court reached the same conclusion, he called it "one of the worst decisions in the history of this country."

* McCain said he would "not impose a litmus test on any nominee." He used to promise the opposite.

* McCain believes the telecoms should be forced to explain their role in the administration's warrantless surveillance program as a condition for retroactive immunity. He used to believe the opposite.

* McCain supported storing spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain supported moving "towards normalization of relations" with Cuba. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Hamas. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Syria. Now he believes the opposite.

* He argued the NRA should not have a role in the Republican Party's policy making. Now he believes the opposite.

* McCain supported his own lobbying-reform legislation from 1997. Now he doesn't.

* He wanted political support from radical televangelists like John Hagee and Rod Parsley. Now he doesn't.

* McCain supported the Lieberman/Warner legislation to combat global warming. Now he doesn't.

* McCain pledged in February 2008 that he would not, under any circumstances, raise taxes. Specifically, McCain was asked if he is a "'read my lips' candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?" referring to George H.W. Bush's 1988 pledge. "No new taxes," McCain responded. Two weeks later, McCain said, "I'm not making a 'read my lips' statement, in that I will not raise taxes."

* McCain is both for and against a "rogue state rollback" as a focus of his foreign policy vision.

* McCain says he considered and did not consider joining John Kerry's Democratic ticket in 2004.

* In 1998, he championed raising cigarette taxes to fund programs to cut underage smoking, insisting that it would prevent illnesses and provide resources for public health programs. Now, McCain opposes a $0.61-per-pack tax increase, won't commit to supporting a regulation bill he's co-sponsoring, and has hired Philip Morris' former lobbyist as his senior campaign adviser.

* McCain has changed his economic worldview on multiple occasions.

* McCain has changed his mind about a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq on multiple occasions.

* McCain is both for and against attacking Barack Obama over his former pastor at his former church.

* McCain believes Americans are both better and worse off than they were before Bush took office.

* McCain is both for and against earmarks for Arizona.

* McCain believes his endorsement from radical televangelist John Hagee was both a good and bad idea.

* McCain's first mortgage plan was premised on the notion that homeowners facing foreclosure shouldn't be "rewarded" for acting "irresponsibly." His second mortgage plan took largely the opposite position.

* McCain vowed, if elected, to balance the federal budget by the end of his first term. Soon after, he decided he would no longer even try to reach that goal.

* In February 2008, McCain reversed course on prohibiting waterboarding.

* McCain used to champion the Law of the Sea convention, even volunteering to testify on the treaty's behalf before a Senate committee. Now he opposes it.

* McCain was a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants' kids who graduate from high school. Now he's against it.

* On immigration policy in general, McCain announced in February 2008 that he would vote against his own legislation.

* In 2006, McCain sponsored legislation to require grassroots lobbying coalitions to reveal their financial donors. In 2007, after receiving "feedback" on the proposal, McCain told far-right activist groups that he opposes his own measure.

* McCain said before the war in Iraq, "We will win this conflict. We will win it easily." Four years later, McCain said he knew all along that the war in Iraq war was "probably going to be long and hard and tough."

* McCain said he was the "greatest critic" of Rumsfeld's failed Iraq policy. In December 2003, McCain praised the same strategy as "a mission accomplished." In March 2004, he said, "I'm confident we're on the right course." In December 2005, he said, "Overall, I think a year from now, we will have made a fair amount of progress if we stay the course."

* McCain went from saying he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade to saying the exact opposite.

* McCain went from saying gay marriage should be allowed, to saying gay marriage shouldn't be allowed.

* McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as "an agent of intolerance" in 2002, but then decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans "deserved" the 9/11 attacks.

* McCain used to oppose Bush's tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.

* On a related note, he said 2005 that he opposed the tax cuts because they were "too tilted to the wealthy." By 2007, he denied ever having said this, and insisted he opposed the cuts because of increased government spending.

* In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending "dirty money" to help finance Bush's presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.

* McCain supported a major campaign-finance reform measure that bore his name. In June 2007, he abandoned his own legislation.

* McCain opposed a holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., before he supported it.

* McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.

* McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he's pro-ethanol.

* McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.

* McCain decided in 2000 that he didn't want anything to do with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, believing he "would taint the image of the 'Straight Talk Express.'" Kissinger is now the Honorary Co-Chair for his presidential campaign in New York.

....So Dummycraps_Suck, what was that you were saying about Obama's lies and contantly changing his mind again?

Mmmmmkay.


Posted by: sequoia | July 30, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

RE: PRH, Another couple of leftist whack job's hoping that somehow they can throw enough verbal invective to discourage the truth.

The truth is the left has been spewing propaganda since the 40s and 50s. Just dress it up in a different suit every few years.

The people who think universal health care will work are fools. No way that 67% approve of such schemes...where did this idiot come up with that number? Global warming my ass.

What does living a radical black Christian lifestyle for the past 30 years prove.....nothing dude!

Posted by: PRH | July 30, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Dummycraps_Suck
Forget all the hype, PR, media nonsense, O'bama's lies and constant "changing his mind".
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We're afraid of you. You sound like a Schizophrenia Mental Case. Go take your Med's., or go back to your Cave.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"I'm an independent and I was leaning towards McCain, but Obama impressed me with his performance on the international stage, and now the deal is done due to McCain's dishonest, mean-spirited, ridiculous ads."

Once again lol. You would only be fooling the sheep.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"what can an angry do do... go to Obama.com have give more money. I would imagine McCain get's the reverse of that sentiment."

Don't forget to enter your personal information so Obama can use your personal information to provide you with telemarketers, robocalls and junkmail from his $200+ million valued database of supporter information.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aW_Qty8aiVTo&refer=us

http://www.barackobama.com/privacypolicy/

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

This ad by McCain is pathetic. Why doesn't be have anything to say about what He plans to do to fix the mess our people are dealing with?

The country is going down the drain. We have a bad economy; failing banks; too many people loosing homes; a war that's bankrupting our treasury and that was sold to us through deception; insane gas prices with the promise that insane food prices will follow; a health care system in crisis with leading medical researchers abandoning the US for countries that actually support research; etc., etc.

McCain should address issues and give us His thoughts/answers to our problems rather than just making frivolous comments on his opponent. I expect more from him than this ad shows!

Posted by: abseygale | July 30, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Geez I thought the point of the ad was quite obvious, that celebrity itself was not enough to lead this country (otherwise we might as well elect Brittney or Paris).

And I do think I heard something mentioned about opposition to off-shore drilling and taxes on electricity -- does that ring a bell?

Do those policies sound like something that will help us from our dependence on foreign oil?

Oh well, I've got to get back to the latest news on Paris and Brittney (and other such celebrities to see what they have to say)

Posted by: gdg | July 30, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I agree, John McCain WILL be the next president of the USA.

Like it or not, America is STILL not prepared to elect a 'black man' into the 'white house'.

Posted by: LIBS_R_CRAZY | July 30, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I think that Obama should produce an ad that compares GW Bush, Dick Cheney, and John McCain to the Three Stooges to highlight the stupidity and amateur quality to the current administration.

Moe - Dick Cheney
Larry - John McCain
Curly - George Bush (a natural)

Posted by: Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck | July 30, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Spears and Hilton gave their permission to be used in the ad.

Posted by: nazcalito | July 30, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

The new McCain ad is right on the money. Obama WILL raise taxes WON'T allow offshore drilling. Obama will be a disaster for the economy. "Change" sounds good, until you get into the details. Obama would be WORSE THAN JIMMY CARTER.

Posted by: James Easterly | July 30, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy, desperate attacks for desperate times!

McCain, please stop digging ....You appear desperate & weighed down these days.

Posted by: Jimmy "Champ" Johnson | July 30, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Somebody needs to tell McCain his constant sarcasm and whining are a real turn off.

I'm an independent and I was leaning towards McCain, but Obama impressed me with his performance on the international stage, and now the deal is done due to McCain's dishonest, mean-spirited, ridiculous ads.

He has nothing to say. He is just acting like a spoiled baby who isn't getting attention.

I am now proud to write GO OBAMA! for the first time. McCain lost me, and I doubt I'm the only one.

Posted by: Monique C. | July 30, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"Insulting them too was a big mistake. Bad ad. I'm switching parties."

Lol I love statements like this from both sides. Like you're fooling or influencing anyone with these false notions.

Posted by: Cryos | July 30, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Poor senile McCain, so what kind of good experience will you bring to the WhiteHouse, except for the fact that your plane was gunned down while you were a firing jockey in the Vietnam war which USA lost???
At least Obama is an intellect and articulate.

Posted by: McInsane | July 30, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Forget all the hype, PR, media nonsense, O'bama's lies and constant "changing his mind".

The fact is, that O'bama IS bad for the United States, he's BAD for the entire world, and he WILL raise taxes, fail to fix the oil crisis because he is such a LIBERAL WEENIE and won't allow us to solve this problem in the short term, which WILL work, his FAILED POLICIES and wacky ideas about Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, et al.

He is an inexperienced FAILURE in everything he claims to have accomplished in his "career" as a professional politician. Simply put, he is an EMPTY SHIRT with no substance at all to fill the massive void in his head.

He has absolutely NO viable, working solutions to any of this country's problems, and deosn't know enough to shut his freakin' PIEHOLE when he is so completely WRONG about everything.

Be afraid, be VERY AFRAID of O'bama. You elect a man on the basis of his smile alone and you WILL regret the outcome.

Bill Clinton is a PRIME example, except you have to toss in 2 parts larceny along with 4 parts sexual deviate to equal what you had with him.

This November, after Hillary and Bill Clinton go to court and get prosecuted for massive campaign fraud (well-documented by their former friends and allies, whom they 'burned' and literally had them falsely imprisoned), be prepared for all of the negative publicity shed so brightly on the dummycraps to help sway the undecided voters to the middle.

At that point, you can all give it up and say "HELLO!" to the next president of the United States, President John McCain.

Posted by: Dummycraps_Suck | July 30, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

what can an angry do do... go to Obama.com have give more money. I would imagine McCain get's the reverse of that sentiment.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Britney and Paris Hilton, are probably, actin like Cindy did at their age.
Cindy married an old man like MCCain, because she needed a OLD MAN for a HUSBAND or SHE needed a FATHER figure..
You also made fun of Chealse Clinton a few year ago, is this the way you get your kicks, to criticize young people, I feel sorry for you MCCain, you will make a hell of president, criticizing young Americans..

Posted by: Levario | July 30, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

This should be an "INSULT" to the INTELLIGENCE of those people who live in the so called RED States, who are die hard Republicans, and also those independent voters who have not quite made up thier minds. It's obivious that this campaign is playing on your intelligence, or shall I say, lack there of, even when the facts are not accurate.

I would be highly offended, if my presumptive nominee was comparing the opponent to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton when there are more serious issues that the everyday American people are facing on national level, such as the ECONOMY, ENERGY CRISIS, JOB LOSS, EDUCATION, etc.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Susan's Muppet suggestion made me think the two grouchy old guys that would sit up in the balcony are probably the best "Hollywood" types that are in McCain's league.

Posted by: Tom | July 30, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Well, neither one is dedicated to preserving our sovereignty so there's going to be a lot of politically homeless people this time.

Posted by: NH | July 30, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

He calls himself a hero and then says Obama is arrogant. Nice.

Posted by: steve boyington | July 30, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a celebutard. Too funny watching his campaign fall apart...about time.

The media created him, and now it's eating him.

Posted by: HaHaaaaaaaaa | July 30, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Stop using my countrymen in your political ads, McCain. We're not background noise, neither are we mindless masses to fill your sarcastic ad screen.

Stick to your war-hero message, using sixties tunes and cowering Vietnamese children with their hands up.

M. West in Germany

Posted by: Michael West | July 30, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

McCain sucks.

Posted by: Maria | July 30, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"And if spoiled take-my-ball-and-go-home Hillary voters are the difference between President Obama and President McCain, THEY and no one else will be responsible..."

Why not do some research before reopening your "I Hate Hillary" big damn mouth?
Polls show that over 80% of Hillary supporters are ALREADY supporting Obama. Obama won this nominating fight, now it's up to OBAMA to win it. Blaming Hillary, especially in advance, for an Obama loss is a cheap thug ploy that Dubya uses all the time.

I think Obama will win, and I support him. But if he loses, it will be because he failed to get his message across. *He* will have lost the election, and not because of ANYthing Hillary does.

Posted by: SteveCO | July 30, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I used to respect this guy, but this recent ad is a insult to alot of fine Americans (of which I believe I'm one). Remember John, that Britney and Paris have Republican fans, too! Like yourself, John, many Republicans are a little sensitive right now. Insulting them too was a big mistake. Bad ad. I'm switching parties.

Posted by: Republicman | July 30, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

JJ--you do know that PUMA really stands for 'Pathetically Uninformed Morons of America', don't you?

Posted by: sueb | July 30, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like McCain is jealous. He berated Obama to travel overseas. Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: Keith | July 30, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Yeah! Obama is really a dumb blond. Or wait what is wrong with this picture, literally and metaphorically. O nothing I guess (????) because the American public must be as stupid as this add presumes.

Posted by: Erik | July 30, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so they compared Obama to two blonde caucasian women. That's weird enough in itself, but the ad is entirely pointless. Can't they do better than that?

Let's see, who could we compare Mr. McCain to? That muppet who used to be on SNL? Mr. Magoo? Let's do our own ad! Can't be worse than theirs.

Posted by: Susan | July 30, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse


I thought McCain was supposed to be the grown-up choice, and the one with the gravitas to lead?

So much for that. I have never seen such a shrill, petty campaign in my entire life.

Posted by: shizzy | July 30, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

This is rich. A political coward who can't even move away from the worst president in history, the yellow striped back who voted against money for poor children's health care, but hasn't seen a dollar for Iraq go unvoted for, this liver spot and skin disease-crusted desperate old man who *never* talks about his own stances on anything.

He's just an attack dog with three legs. If Obama is like Paris Hilton, then McCain is like Grampa on the Simpsons. Pathetic old geezer.

Posted by: SteveCO | July 30, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

How low can McCain go? I thought he was a maverick and didn't go along with the party line. Come on, John, tell the republicans that you won't stand for them putting out ads like this that don't accomplish anything but to sully your name, reputation, honor and integrity. Or are you not the man you've always claimed to be? Because if the last few weeks of your campaign is taking the high road, I don't want to see what the low road is!!!!

Posted by: sueb | July 30, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

A truly sad day for John McCain. This nonesensical, ugly, and meaningless personal attack reveals that the presumptive republican nominee is no gentleman, regardless of his rank. And, despite his age, his behavior is now stickingly petulant and juvenile. Not what I want to see in a president (besides, we already have one of those- thats why we need the "change"!).

Posted by: MIM | July 30, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Stop using my countrymen in your political ads, McCain. We're not background noise, neither are we mindless masses to fill your sarcastic ad screen.

Stick to your war-hero message, using sixties tunes and cowering Vietnamese children with their hands up.

M. West in Germany

Posted by: Michael West | July 30, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Sherry Kay | July 30, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Just how low can John McCain stoop? As ridiculous as this ad is, I'm sure he'll find something even dumber tomorrow. So much for the "high road" campaign he promised. It's nonsense like this that turns people off. Try talking about some issues for a change.

Posted by: Paula G | July 30, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I see more racist blabbling from Dianne72.
To venture into her territory, is 72 your IQ?

Anyway, back to the commercial.
Obama looks great in it (notice the shots from below) and McCain looks old.
Is McCain's message that Barry is young , and he, McCain is old?
Is McCain insinuating that there is a boxer-less shot of Obama stumbling from a limo?
Or is this some racist trash trying to associate a (Black) man with 2 (White) young ladies?
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Posted by: Ted | July 30, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is a pathetic loser.

Posted by: davestickler | July 30, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

The ad asks "Would you rather vote for a celebrity, or a real American Hero?". (hmmm. Republican Ronald Ray-gun was a celebrity. hmmm.)
With all due respect to John McLame, spending 5 years in a bamboo cell might make you a hero of sorts, but would he not have had more military experience if he had not been captured in the first place? A real American Hero would have shot the ememy down and captured him, instead of the other way around. The "American Hero" status that McLame boasts of holds no weight when it comes to qualifying anyone for President. If it did, every soldier who ever received a medal would be considered qualified.

Posted by: Ima Bushhater | July 30, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

The repugs had to go negative early, internal polling shows then down double digits and not even close in the electoral college. Look for a full court press until the Olympics start.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 30, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

More humor from the McCaintiques Roadshow.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

So the 18 million people who voted for Obama already and the millions more joining the campaign since are just star struck fans? How condescending of Senator McCain, and how hypocritical given that he pledged near the end of the primaries to wage a campaign on the "issues" and avoid the negative personal attacks that have soured Americans on the whole political process. Guess he would rather lose his own integrity and win an election to use one of his recent analogies! There's nothing heroic about abandoning your own strategy and ideals when they fail to resonate, and turn to negative personal attacks. Americans are tired of the old fashioned slash and burn form of politics. That's why people are rallying behind Obama. They recognize that we need change, and that continued attacks on each other while our country falls apart is not working. Based on this, how long before McCain begins using the race card? Just antoher tired, confused and cranky 70 year old trying to run our country based on the Bush / Cheney playbook. ENOUGH ALREADY!

Posted by: Chuck | July 30, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

JJ, as someone else said, YOUR CANDIDATE LOST. That means that unless she is even more self-obsessed than some say she is, she will NOT attempt to split the Democratic Party and guarantee a McCain win. I hope all those silly PUMA people have been paying attention to the mistake after mistake which has tumbled from McCain's lips recently - is that REALLY the guy you're going to vote for now?
News flash: the next president will decide the fate of Roe v. Wade, and McCain's Supreme Court nominees - who he has promised will be in the vein of Roberts and Alito - will kill it.
And if spoiled take-my-ball-and-go-home Hillary voters are the difference between President Obama and President McCain, THEY and no one else will be responsible for the re-criminalization of abortion and other reproductive health services for the first time in 50 years.
Go take a Midol or something, you'll feel better.

Posted by: PUMA Hunter | July 30, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

What's even funnier is Ben Smith's video of a Britney Spears Pepsi ad - with guess who in the 'audience':
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0708/Britney_flashback.html?showall

Posted by: Tom J | July 30, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Actually, leaders are supposed to inspire! JFK and Ronald Regan were pretty good at it. Other recent presidents - not so good.

I find Obama extremely inspiring, can't say the same for Britney, Paris, or John McCain.

And as for a candidate who can't tell the difference between entertainment and inspiration? Hey, watch out!

Posted by: Jim Williams | July 30, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Is he really going there?

Maybe Cindy McCain is like Paris. After all, they are both pill popping, rich, blond, party girls.

Posted by: lgherb | July 30, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow. McSame is more desperate than I thought. Notice how he NEVER talks about any issues or himself? As America gets to know McSame more and more . . . well . . . tough luck Republicans. But I just didn't expect desperation ads this early. Oh well, keep 'em coming so the indie voter can see just how bankrupt the Republicans are when it comes to an idea . . . any idea.

Posted by: Scy | July 30, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Aha..and Alas...I told you so..More attack ad's...as they stupider..and stoopidur...and stoopiderrr...

But wait what about the nuts from the Right Wing NeoCon Facist Bible Thumpers...who say that gays are sinners and they shoot and kill innocent parishoners in a Univeralist Church....wait till they spew their garbage.....

They want even more "damnation" for this nation...duhhh...lets put Barack Hussein Obama in hell....what ridiculious bunch of morons....the RNC/GOP losers really are....

Keep the ad's coming....

"I'm John McCain and I approve this bulls***"

Posted by: AlexP1 | July 30, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is showing us he is too immature to be a leader.

Posted by: paul | July 30, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Why does the WaPo find it necessary to give McCain free air time by posting and showing every negative ad he puts together? Why is the Post helping McCain disseminate falsehoods and innuendo? He is definitely getting much more than his money's worth with these ads and the Post has become an enabler.

Posted by: Bob Jones | July 30, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Isn't a condition to be President to be popular, so they vote for you?
Since when that became a "problem" for a candidate.
If that is the Republican's best argument they might be grasping for anything, don't matter how stupid is the argument.

Posted by: Fernando F. | July 30, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

SO MCCAIN IS ACTUALLY PAYING BRITNEY AND PARIS HILTON TO USE THEIR CELEBRITY STATUS IMAGES IN HIS ADS WHILE COMPLAINING ABOUT OBAMA BEING PRESIDENTIAL AND A WORLD CITIZEN----AS JOHN WOULD SO ELOQUENTLY SAY: DUH!!

Posted by: benighse | July 30, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

aaaaaaaah. the smell of b******t in the forning.

Posted by: Davd in Brooklyn | July 30, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Does that ad make you feel like you shouldn't vote for Obama? If so, I'm a little surprised. It made me feel like McCain is really desperate and is spinning anything he can grab hold of.

Posted by: John M. | July 30, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

HOW SILLY CAN YOUR CAMPAIGN ADS GET AND HOW LOW CAN YOU STOOP MCCAIN??? DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT AND FORGET THAT THIS ELECTION WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT ISSUES--OLD AND NEW??? MAYBE OBAMA CAN RESPOND WITH A COMPARATIVE AD WITH MCCAIN BEING LIKE JED CLAMPETT OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (EXCEPT JED FOUND SOME CRUDE ON LAND, AND THEN WHEN HE WENT WEST HE PAID HIS PROPERTY TAXES --- CHECK OUT THE LA JOLLA NEWS FOR THE 4 YEARS OF LATE TAXES ON THE MCCAINS CALIFORNIA BEACH PROPERTY---UNTIL THEY WERE CAUGHT--MAYBE THAT'S WHERE HE CAN START THE BEACHFRONT OIL DRILLING IN SIGHT OF HIS FRONT WINDOW!!) Yup John, if you don't have a plan, then attack someone who does---LET'S ALL PUT OBAMA TO WORK FOR AMERICA!!!


Posted by: benighse | July 30, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't McCain have anything positive to advertise about himself? Doesn't he realize we're sick of this stuff. All this does is encourage voters like me to stay home on Election Day.

Posted by: Tom Hall | July 30, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

In this McCain is worst than Obama. He hasn't been a leader for more than 20 years, he is just a celebrity (since everybody knows him). Obama is known for the past couple of years only. McCain's logic comes back to bite him in his butt.

Posted by: Fernando F. | July 30, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Republicans are desperate to try to change the most important subject, the economy, in their attempt to dupe as many voters as possible. They really must assume many voters are plain dumb to be swayed by such inane propaganda.

Actually in a way McCain is closer to Britney and Paris in his extravagant lifestyle, he and his wife owning eight homes, and wanting to keep taxes low on the wealthy, so they can spend their money on frivilous desires.

Posted by: Independent | July 30, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

What a good commercial! Now the Republicans are advertising Obama as another Reagan.

Posted by: Old Coot | July 30, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Logical fallacy:

1. Some people who are famous (Britney Spears and Paris Hilton) should not be President.

2. Barack Obama is famous.

3. WATCH OUT - HERE COMES THE FALLACY: Therefore, Obama should not be President.

Yeah, fellow Americans, the McCain campaign has a lot of respect for your intelligence.

Posted by: DoTheMath | July 30, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

this is a replay of the same ol' political attack dogging that hillary attempted - and failed.

it will fail again. enough already.

Posted by: theo | July 30, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

This ad is another of those "Republican narratives".

Let's dissect.

Truth: Barrack Obama is popular.

The rest: Narrative, doing it's best to make being very popular IS a bad thing.

The real truth: In November, each state will decide the Presidency; by POPULAR VOTE

Posted by: wmc418 | July 30, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Also, actions speak louder than words as far as which candidate has acted in a "Christian" manner in all walks of life . . spiritual, marital, familial, societal, emotional, etc. Barack wins hands down over John in how he has actually conducted himself for the last 30 years, and had to overcome a lot to get to that point.

Thanks for the bull&%$# PRH . . and now please go back and hunker down your 1950s bunker, and when you emerge after November 2008, you might be surprised that the world did not end.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

PRH cried: "The libs are running scared. Obama, the ultimate example of "affirmative action" is nothing more than a suit who reads a teleprompter well. The kooks from the left know it and try to compensate by verbally abusing anyone with views contrary to theirs.

The more Americans find out about his socialist agenda the less reason there is to vote for this ass clown.

America will never support redistribution of wealth or the panic over global warming that has been whined about for the past 20 years. Why the lovely Al Gore said in 1992 that we only had about 10 years to go before the ozone hole was over the USA....not here yet. Just another trick to push a socialist regime down our throats.

We have too many competent people to fall for the leftist, socialist and marxist crap...no matter who spouts it!"

======================

The 1950s called.

They want their anachronistic hysteria over "socialism" back.

Americans support universal healthcare (67%) and of course the vast majority of Americans understand the reality of climate change.

What are you talking about? It's amazing that some people are so isolated in their deranged idiological bubbles.

Pop it, dude.

Posted by: sequoia | July 30, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I say let's shake things up a bit - and put a viable third party candidate in the mix. Hillary, Bill? Are you up for the job? Say goodbye to the party that stabbed you in the back and go off on your own! We need a "moderate" third party! I'm counting on the two of you to lead the way! Let's make this a three-party race!

Posted by: Christina | July 30, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

How ironic. McCain's campaign has been trying to make the case for weeks now that the press favors Obama. They say Obama receives more coverage than McCain and cite studies indicating that Obama is featured in more stories than McCain.

Yet, which candidate do they feature in their own ads?

Clearly, when they're spending their own money, they prove they don't really believe that all coverage benefits the featured candidate.

Posted by: DoTheMath | July 30, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

RE: JJ | July 30, 2008 3:22 PM

What part of the advert did you like?

We're talking about the advert here, not about Hillary's respectable run for the nomination.

Posted by: José | July 30, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor John, he and his campaign folks can't put together a release with enough interest to bump a "man bites dog" story. Maybe he should buy a new bus - or, at the least some new press people. Celebrities are not born, they are made and John's 15 minutes of fame are looking very over at present. Between angry white men shooting up churches, senators with their hands in the cookie jar and the economy circling the drain ever tighter, good placement is hard to come by.
They missed a good bet last week. Instead of excising a growth and declaring it no problem, they could have excised it and declared any request for its significance off limits. That would have been headline news while everyone tried to figure out whether he had a recurrence of melanoma. Oh well. And its not like the republicans don't have the necessary experience. The current administration could nuke Iran in January and release the information in a news conference at the Department of Labor on Super Bowl Sunday and the US wouldn't hear about it till after full reporting of the winning city's celebrations on about Wednesday.
-Dick

Posted by: Richard Hed | July 30, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't suggesting that Paris and Britney - currently - are international sensations underscore the notion of being out of touch?

Posted by: Goombay | July 30, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Whatever....the daily gallup tracking poll has Obama at a 9 point advantage again. McCain is looking more and more like a whiny baby at this point.

Posted by: Joe Jackson | July 30, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I love it!!!

Posted by: JakeD | July 30, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Did I see that right? McCain is calling himself a hero in his ad? Isn't that a bit presumptuous and cocky, too?

Both candidates are full of themself.

Posted by: steve boyington | July 30, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

C'mon, folks! This is politics! Of course both sides are going to do what they need to do to shine the light on the opponent's weaknesses. Why should the RNC shy away from this? And quite frankly, why should the DNC? This is politics. Obama cannot be treated with kid-gloves. Let's take the fight to the mat - and may the best man win!

Posted by: Lucy | July 30, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

The libs are running scared. Obama, the ultimate example of "affirmative action" is nothing more than a suit who reads a teleprompter well. The kooks from the left know it and try to compensate by verbally abusing anyone with views contrary to theirs.

The more Americans find out about his socialist agenda the less reason there is to vote for this ass clown.

America will never support redistribution of wealth or the panic over global warming that has been whined about for the past 20 years. Why the lovely Al Gore said in 1992 that we only had about 10 years to go before the ozone hole was over the USA....not here yet. Just another trick to push a socialist regime down our throats.

We have too many competent people to fall for the leftist, socialist and marxist crap...no matter who spouts it!

Posted by: PRH | July 30, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

This is all McCain has now? Looks like Dole at this point, though much earlier in the campaign season. Wow . . McCain sure is a "maverick," eh?

Posted by: mountainman | July 30, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

What's really scary is the fact that by saying this he is stating that he believes that all of the people, young and old, who admire and support Barack Obama are a bunch of silly little pop culture weenies that care for little more than celebrities and gossip.

This if anything is the main reason that John McCain is not fit to be the leader of this nation. It shows us the bitter, out of touch McCain that we have all been waiting for.

Thanks for the ammo John and crew. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: James | July 30, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Cindy McCain is the Paris Hilton of her generation. And I'm pretty sure Britney is a die hard republican (Anyone remember her in 'Fahrenheit 911'?

Posted by: Playa | July 30, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse


Ummm, JJ:

Hillary LOST. Get over it.

Obama is leading in ALL the Kerry states + OH, NM and IA.

He has closed in or overtaken McCain in CO, NV, FL, MO, NC, FL, MT, ND, IN, AZ.

Obama will likely win with over 300 electoral votes, while Hillary wouldn't even be competetive with McCain in slam-dunk Democratic states like WI, MN and WA.

We chose the best Democratic candidate this cycle, and we are united behind Obama.

Your dingbat lunatic fringe is a joke.

Posted by: Shawn | July 30, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

McCain is such a fake. He's the iconic closet queen who tries to act overly tough to accommodate. Typical Republican.

Meanwhile, he's campaigning in $520 black leather Ferragamo loafers. At least his fake trophy wife sugar momma and him can go shopping together.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/isabel-wilkinson/a-week-in-john-mccains-sh_b_115692.html

Posted by: James McDouglas | July 30, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

The Obama people should respond with an ad that likens the warmonger Mclame to Bush and Hitler. "With the nation in deep trouble and 80 percent saying that the country is on the wrong track, can we trust our nation to be run by a 72 year old nasty warmonger? You decide.

Posted by: Joe Jackson | July 30, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

What Britney and Paris HAVE ... McCain IS.

Posted by: cunning runt | July 30, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I want Steve Schmidt of the McCain campaign to define "American Hero." So, if fighting in an overseas war makes you a hero, okay. But what about those who are trying to make this country better? Why aren't they heroes? By your definition, Martin Luther King is not an "American Hero" since he didn't fight in a war.

Posted by: Beth | July 30, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

THIS

IS

PATHETIC.

It's very sad to see a once-honorable man become such a small, pathetic figure.

Tragic.

Posted by: sequoia | July 30, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse


"We should be able to deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies."

--John McCain

While John McCain is making demented statements like the one above and attacking Barack Obama on the subject of not visiting wounded troops while in Germany, let's mention the more than 22,000 veterans who have sought help from a special suicide hot line that was launched last July after years of criticism that the VA wasn't doing enough to help wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The hot line receives up to 250 calls per day, with callers divided evenly between veterans from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars. According to a recent RAND Corp. study, roughly one in five (!) soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan displays symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, putting them at a higher risk for suicide. The VA estimates that every year 6,500 veterans take their own lives.

John McCain --who claims sole credit for the surge-- OPPOSED the expanded GI Bill. Now he accuses Barack Obama of "playing politics with Iraq," while he, John McCain, is practically playing scrum football with wounded soldiers as the ball. Shameless politics. John McCain is worse than empty, he's disgraceful.

Posted by: GaryL1 | July 30, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama has proven time and time again that he has more leadership in his little finger than McCain has ever had. His speech in Germany, where over 200,000 people cheered his call for global cooperation in dealing with global issues like international terrorism, the global economy, and the environment, shows that Barack Obama has the skill to reach out and gain support from all over the world to fight for our common interests.

McCain's comparison of Barack Obama to Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton, apart from just being stupid and silly, proves onces again that John McCain has no class, no honor, and no dignity. The fact that McCain and his minions are telling the American People that a comparison of floozies Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton to Barack Obama is "apples to apples" only underscores the McCain campaign's lack of honesty with the American People and McCain's lack of intelligence. I honestly would expect more from a crackhead. Perhaps Cindy had a hand in this.

Posted by: hesingswithfrogs | July 30, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain was in the cheese aisle of that grocery store not so long ago. So now he's having some whine with his cheese? (boom-boom!)

Posted by: Tom J | July 30, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

John McCain
"Countrywide First, Nation of Whiners, Second"

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | July 30, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh yah.... well John McCain was the Jane Mansfield/Mae West of the 1930s and 40s.

Posted by: JakeD's shadow | July 30, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Very effective ad. Captures the point well. Silly Obamabots falling for all that "hope" "inspiration" "better angels within themselves" Oprah drivel. LOL

The Obamarama has been a 24/7 media driven illusion that is derailing. The jig is up.

Obama has been exposed as arrogant, unqualified and unelectable. Now, let the real vetting begin of this fraud. It's time to stop the arrogant PRESUMPTIVE nominee BEFORE the Dems foolishly nominate the one candidate who cannot win.

The Dems better wake up and wise up fast, BEFORE they foolishly nominate the one candidate who's unelectable.

Superdelegates, take note, YOU are deciding this nomination next month in Denver at the DNC convention,as neither Obama or Hillary has earned the required delegate number. YOUR job is to nominate the most qualified and most electable candidate. That candidate is and shall remain Hillary Clinton who has already won the popular vote. Hillary's big wins in the large, must win primary states are far more important that Obama's meaningless "caucus" wins.

The DNC must open up this convention to be a real democratic process, allow BOTH Hillary and OBama's names to be placed in nomination, allow speeches by and for both, allow BOTH names on ballots, allow votes to be cast and gasp, COUNT ALL THE VOTES! Anything less is illigitimate.

In 1932, FDR came into the Democratic convention 90 delegates short of the required number to win out right and he won the nomination on the FOURTH, 4th BALLOT! Wow, that must have been exciting, and real democracy in action!

CALL, WRITE, DEMAND THE DNC OPEN UP THIS CONVENTION IN DENVER TO INCLUDE BOTH OBAMA AND HILLARY IN NOMINATION! WHAT ARE THE DNC AND OBAMA AFRAID OF?? LOSING, PERHAPS?

It's Hillary or McCain. Country first, party second.

Posted by: JJ | July 30, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain seems to use age for his advantage but if Obama compared McCain to Wilford Brimley his campaign would be spitting mad.

McCain is the oldest presidential candidate to run for a first term but is he physically and mentally stable to lead?
I don't think so. McCain is Wilford Brimley with a temper.

Posted by: Scott | July 30, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Dems should run an ad with pictures of Spears and Hilton, and say: McCain wants to cut their taxes while American soldiers have been inadequately armored and America's schools are underfunded.

Posted by: EricF | July 30, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Johnny and his gang need to give the haterade a break. John you don't have the intelligence, personality, looks nor judgement to win this thing. So with that being said, don't hate, appreciate.

Posted by: Cindy | July 30, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

This type of negative campaigning is going to sink McCain.

Posted by: x32792 | July 30, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Pathetic. Another McCain ad with no substance and is simply an attack ad.

Didn't McCain come out against these type of ads back in 2000? Is it a continuation of McCain flip flops? Or does he only complain when it comes to attacks from within his own party? Everyone else is fair game? Or is there something more serious going on with McCain. His mental health perhaps?

The real question lies in the difference between Obama's ads and McCain's.

I think maybe I'll vote for the one that uses the least amount of dirty tricks. Otherwise it's a coinflip.

Posted by: 1FLWB2 | July 30, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

After a little thought, I would prefer Paris Hilton to McCain - good ad!

Posted by: Tom | July 30, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain's Madison Avenue friends have cooked up another subliminally racist ad. There is no other reason for putting Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton in this ad other than to juxtapose a Black candidate against two White women, who of course are notorious for their sexual proclivities.

Posted by: codexjust1 | July 30, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain has no honor.

Posted by: AnnapolisMD | July 30, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse


This ad doesn't even make sense.

Does McCain have *any* ideas? Does he know about *any* issues? Or does he just jealously obsess about Obama all day?

How insulting to Americans. We deserve better.

Obama '08.

Posted by: Shawn | July 30, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have us at war in two countries as a result of Republican lies and deceptions, and we might be in two more wars--Iran and Pakistan--by November. We have alienated the entire Muslim world and most of the rest.

The dollar has lost 60% of its value against the euro, and the once mighty dollar is losing its reserve currency role.

The Republicans' policies have driven up the price of both oil and gold by 400%.

Inflation is in double digits. Employment is falling.

The Republican economy in the 21st century has been unable to create net new jobs for Americans except for low wage domestic services such as waitresses, bartenders, retail clerks and hospital orderlies.

Republican deregulation brought about fraud in mortgage lending and dangerous financial instruments which have collapsed the housing market, leaving a million or more homeowners facing foreclosure. The financial system is in disarray and might collapse from insolvency.

The trade and budget deficits have exploded. The US trade deficit is larger than the combined trade deficits of every deficit country in the world.

The US can no longer finance its wars or its own government and relies on foreign loans to function day to day. To pay for its consumption, the US sells its existing assets--companies, real estate, toll roads, whatever it can offer--to foreigners.

Republicans have run roughshod over the US Constitution, Congress, the courts and civil liberties. Republicans have made it perfectly clear that they believe that our civil liberties make us unsafe--precisely the opposite view of our Founding Fathers. Yet, Republicans regard themselves as the Patriotic Party.

The Republicans have violated the Nuremberg prohibitions against war crimes, and they have violated the Geneva Conventions against torture and abuse of prisoners. Republican disregard for human rights ranks with that of history's great tyrants.

The Republicans have put in place the foundation for a police state, which they have no problem using against fellow citizens!

We must get the Republicans totally out of power, or we will have no country left for any of us!


Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh no - Obama is popular and articulate I better vote for McCain so I can have at least 4 more years of an inarticulate and unpopular president. Good ad if you have nothing to say.

Posted by: Tom | July 30, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, the fact that he contends that Obama is "the biggest celebrity in the world" and compares him to Britney and Paris just serves to emphasize how out-of-touch he is. Welcome to last year, McCain. At least reference Batman or something.
Sheesh.

Posted by: Connie | July 30, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is a tumor -- his malignant flesh simply manifests the utter moral rot within.
McCain means more War, more ruinous debt, greater dependency on oil, more thievery by he and his gang at tne expense of everyone else.

Posted by: mnjam | July 30, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Mr. McCain, I don't care what YOU think of Mr. Obama - your attacks are ridiculous. Where do you stand on the issues today? You keep changing your stance, torture good/torture bad, offshore drilling bad/offshore drilling good. You'd be better served sticking to the issues Mr. McCain, the type of juvenile pettiness you've displayed lately certainly won't win you any elections. You were a hero, now you're just a whining joke.

Posted by: JDB | July 30, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain, the "maverick," is a man without morals. He talked about running a legitimate, clean campaign -- and broke his pledge faster than he dropped his first wife. Of course, he also had a choice word for his second wife, one that cannot be used in any respectable publication under any circumstance.

Ah, the smell of hypocrisy is fresh, if putrid.

Posted by: Parakeeta Byrd | July 30, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

If you put Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, John McCain and Barack Obama on an IQ spectrum, who do you think would come tops?

A: John S. McCain -affirmative action student at US Naval Academy, graduated 790 of 795 in Class of 1958 - affirmative action Naval Pilot -one of the lowest ranked graduate ever to be allowed to fly.

B: Barack H. Obama - Columbia University - top 10% of the class. Harvard Law School - President of the Harvard Law Review, graduated with distinction in top 25% of class. Professor -lecturing in Constitutional Law at University of Chicago for 12 years.

That ad will do more damage to John McCain than any negative ad out there because the blondes in it will just remind people of his wife.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 30, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Sour grape mentality sure suits McSame well. Obama can't save us either. Both parties are sold to the big corporate greed that's too big and deep for either one of them to give up. McSame will continue the eight years of hell we are going through, and Obama will sacrifice his principles just to get elected--just like the Dem's congress has been doing. To stop this two party democracy mockery and save our country: WWW.VOTENADER.ORG. It's time for a REAL change.

Posted by: Maddi | July 30, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

That's exactly the level of 'political' discourse we've come to expect from Republicans. Lame, my friend, McLame.

Posted by: thebob.bob | July 30, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Sour grape mentality sure suits McSame well. Obama can't save us either. McSame will continue the eight years of hell we are going through, and Obama will sacrifice his principles just to get elected--just like the Dem's congress has been doing. To stop this two party democracy mockery and save our country: WWW.VOTENADER.ORG. It's time for a REAL change.

Posted by: Maddi | July 30, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

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