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Exactly two hours before Sen. Joe Biden was scheduled to take the stage for his unveiling as Sen. Barack Obama's running mate on the Democratic ticket, an e-mail arrived from the Republican National Committee laying out the case against both men. Printed out, it ran seven pages.

Before sun-up Sunday, John McCain's campaign had rolled out two television ads blasting the Obama ticket, including one that accused Obama of snubbing rival Hillary Clinton in the VP sweepstakes.

Almost immediately, the Obama camp fired back at McCain, labeling the ads "demonstrably false."

Within hours, I received an e-mail release from Hillary Clinton's office restating her support of Obama, and their shared "commitment to changing the direction of the country, getting out of Iraq, and expanding access to health care." Clinton chided McCain for not including those remarks in his ad.

All that by lunchtime.

I cut my political teeth on the 1952 presidential campaign between Republican candidate and war hero Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Illinois Democratic Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson. The toughest campaign ad was Eisenhower's animated cartoon about himself accompanied by an Irvine Berlin tune, "I like Ike."

Folks, as comedian Flip Wilson used to say, "are so touchy these days."

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First post and CIK shows how painfully stupid and partisan his blogging will be.

The two ads that the McCain campaign rolled out were comprised of comments made by HIllary Clinton and Joe Biden. The comments were not taken out of context or misinterpreted in the ads.

Example: Joe Biden on Obama and McCain:

>>"Almost immediately, the Obama camp fired back at McCain, labeling the ads "demonstrably false.""

I guess your post fails to question what is "demonstrably false" about a commercial consisting of Joe Biden's own taped statements.

You know, I'd stopped reading your articles, CIK, because you're hyper-partisan, Afrocentric spins are so detached from any relevant grounding that you make no sense, just fabricate gripes, grievances and problems to write about. I got suckered into seeing your blog entry on the list.

I will make a conscious decision to make my eyes skip your blog entries without even casually scanning it.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 25, 2008 8:15 AM | Report abuse

I see Asper Girl has run out of batteries for her toys. Someone send her some and lets put a smile back on her face.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Joe lost twice nationally. Of course, that was for the Presidency. Maybe his vote-getting will pick up for VP.

Can Republicans really be this lucky?

Posted by: ferd | August 25, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I will make a conscious decision to make my eyes skip your blog entries without even casually scanning it.
This is by far the most entertaining entry you have ever posted, Aspergirl. I bet CIK does the same thing with your posts. Maybe you should go over to Eugene Robinson's blog, as I hear he has a pool.
PS: Aspergirl, Joe Biden will mop up the floor with Mitt in the VP debates.

Posted by: Tyla Nall | August 25, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Republicans got lucky when the wheels in the Demo party decided that Obama had to be "the one" in order to insure that Afro/American voters voted.

Being afraid that A/As would stay home and the Democrats might lose control of Congress in addition to losing the presidency, the party wheels decided better to keep control of Congress. There would always be 2012 to elect a Democrat president even though Obama was sure to tank this year.

Reality bites!

after Obama tanks, he can follow his true calling -- to become the great con man TV preacher ever! He'll amass more wealth than Pat Roberetson.

Posted by: William | August 25, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

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