New Democratic Video Calls Out McCain on Iraq
Web-only videos produced by campaigns and other political groups probably earn more media attention than they deserve, since they're not widely watched. But they often are a preview of how that candidate or group will advertise more widely.
One day after the GOP released a video questioning Barack Obama's stance on the Iraq war, the Democratic National Committee has released a video highlighting John McCain's various answers on when he would pull troops out of the conflict.
"When?" features clips of television interviews with McCain, during which he says he would pull troops out in two to three years, five years, and 100 years.
"As voters try to decide who has the judgment to handle Iraq, Afghanistan, the other challenges America faces, they should look at John McCain's record of poor judgment and inconsistencies on Iraq," said Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Karen Finney.
"This is nothing but a cheap attempt to distract from Obama's own attempts to 'refine' his position on Iraq," said Alex Conant, spokesman for the RNC. "Considering how Obama's been all over the map on Iraq in the last few weeks, the DNC is only undermining their campaign by releasing a misleading video like this. Taking somebody else's words out of context won't make Obama's words any more believable."
-- Ed O'Keefe
By Ed O'Keefe |
July 9, 2008; 3:40 PM ET
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