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Obama Ad Pushes Hard Against Aging McCain

John McCain is mocked as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate in a television commercial out Friday from Barack Obama as the Democrat begins his sharpest barrage yet on McCain's long Washington career.

The new fighting spirit comes as McCain has been gaining in the polls and some Democrats have been expressing concern the Obama campaign has not been aggressive enough. Obama's campaign says the escalation will involve advertising and pushes made by the candidate, running mate Joe Biden and other surrogates across the country.

"Today is the first day of the rest of the campaign," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe says in a campaign strategy memo. "We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain's attacks and we will take the fight to him, but we will do it on the big issues that matter to the American people."[...]

Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said the campaign was not making an issue of the 72-year-old McCain's age, but the time he's spent in Washington.

"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."

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So laughable when you see Biden(old washington from longer than McCain) standing next to Obama,who is all about change and getting away from old washington.


A lot less laughable than McCain warning Washington that "change is coming" while standing next to the Alaskan pitbull whose function is to distract as many voters as possible from the important issues and obscure the fact that electing them would insure 4 more years of the same failed Bush policies.

An effective ad. In Europe, there is a high tech experiment involving testing the theory of subatomic particle collision in the creation of the universe. All through Asia, students consistently score in the highest levels of the world in math and other skills.

Meanwhile in the U.S., less than half of many high school students even graduate. The vp candidate's daughter is an unwed pregnant teen. The vp candidate also was not very knowledgeable about foreign policy matters in an interview as well. Home loans giants are collapsing as are LEHMAN and FORD. And some want to elect a real old guy president who doesn't comprehend issues.

They say that the voters get the government they deserve.

But I think that the U.S. deserves a bright future with a President Obama rather a continued decline under an elderly McCain. Maybe some people just love their country more than others do.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

The more we allow Republicans to run Washington the further behind we fall. The only hope for returning America to the top of the heap is for Obama to win this fall's election.

McCain favors the wealthy, and the wealthy rely on a low-paid, under-educated work force as wage slaves.

It's time for Americans to stand up and say no to four more years of the same.


McCain can't use a computer...and Obama sends out a press release. Think about that. How many twenty year olds will he attract to vote versus older citizens who will be intimidated or put off by that ad?

Your problem here is that the Obama campaign has become ineffective and listless. It is slow to respond and unfocused. There's a reason for that: the campaign has been about Barrack and only Barrack. That, results have now shown, has come to be seen as a classic blunder that only Hollywood could (and did) bring about.

I know you won't admit it (because you are loyal, and I respect that) but Hillary Clinton would be even or ahead in the polls now if she were at the front of the ticket.

This is the worst managed Democrat primary and comapaign process I have ever seen. Worse than 1988, 2000 and 2004. This thing should be in the bag right now by 10 points for the Dems.

Oops! The Obama campaign may have stepped in it again.

The reason McCain can't use a computer is because of injuries relating to getting beaten regularly when he was a POW.


Poor Lee,he bans everyone who posts the truth on his site. Guess what? this is from Forbes magazine in 2000:

In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate's savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits.


Hey, maybe the next ad will be about how elitist he is since he doesn't tie his shoes or comb his own hair...

Doubting Thomas:

Heh. The Dems are leaping at anything they can find, regardless of relevance or context. It'd almost be funny, if it weren't so evident that they're desperately trying to find a gotcha that'll stick with the uncommitted.

Is this the first race Obama's run where his minions haven't been able to disqualify the opponent? Where he's actually got to do something more than show up at campaign rallies and mouth platitudes in his most eloquent manner?

Oh, and what's happened to Michelle? Haven't seen much of HER lately - could it be she's seen as a liability instead of an asset? After all, isn't condescension admirably fashionable and a sure vote-getter?

The house of cards the DNC built is collapsing. Can the Dems jettision the cause and rebuild on a saner, more secure platform for 2012, or will they insist that nothing was wrong and they just didn't go FAR ENOUGH to the left to get everyone's support?


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