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Former POW say McCain "Unfit to be President" in PAC Ad

The ad, produced by Brave New Pac, will be airing on cable outlets:

Robert Greenwald's Brave New PAC goes up on national cable with a new 30-second spot starring fellow McCain POW Phillip Butler, who says he knows from personal experience that a POW background is not desirable in a commander-in-chief.

"John McCain is not somebody that I would like to see with his finger near the red button," Butler says in the spot.

The spot is notable because it's the first paid advertising that directly takes on McCain's war service while suggesting that McCain is temperamentally unfit to be president:

The full video from which the 30 second ad is derived.

The McCain campaign is attacking Obama, placing responsibility for the ad on the Obama campaign obliquely:

In the news stories cited by the McCain team, unnamed sources within and close to the Obama campaign -- which had publicly called for liberal groups not to run negative ads on his behalf - said they would no longer be raising those objections. The reports also noted a recent public silence from the Obama campaign on the issue. The Illinois senator's campaign has publicly denied a shift in their position. John McCain's campaign has not made a similar request of conservative organizations.

Lots more fireworks ahead from liberal and conservative PACS. The coming weeks will be filled with them.


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Comments (4)

Doubting Thomas:

Shrug. His choice. He doesn't have to vote for McCain if he doesn't want to.

I'd much rather have a failed community organizer and embezzeler in the office, wouldn't you?

J.R.:
The McCain campaign is attacking Obama, placing responsibility for the ad on the Obama campaign obliquely:

and of course democrats and the Obama campaign have never taken McCain to task for 527 ads. right? You hypocrite Lee. Is there any level you won't lower yourself to? you're such a hack.

KP:

Speaking of hypocrites where were all these opinions from the right when the swiftboat ads were running in 04'. Ads against someone who actually served in theatre, in actual combat, and was wounded.

Shrug, their choice. I guess they would have much rather had a silver spoon fed, failed business person, who had shown in the 4 previous years he was not up to the task.

When you blindly follow a party you are doomed to be hypocrite. Especially when the party fails at upholding the foundations of what it is supposed to stand for. At the end of the day, in spite of all the rhetoric there is not much that seperates the two parties. That is the sad truth. The sooner we start voting for individuals and holding them accountable to their constituency, the sooner we will actually make them work for us.

As far as McCain I would have voted for him in 00' until Bush/Rove/Reed "swiftboated" him in SC. He lost me in 04' when he became a political coward and stumped for that same Bush ticket at the convention. That showed his true political character. No longer a maverick.

I am not thrilled with either choice but I know what I am getting in McCain and I don't want it.

Doubting Thomas:

When you blindly follow a party you are doomed to be hypocrite. Especially when the party fails at upholding the foundations of what it is supposed to stand for.

Boy, not much you can argue with there. Don't you love how low gas prices are now, with the Pelosi energy plan in full effect? And it's amazing how peace broke out in Iraq when we pulled out of there in '07, as they promised...

Well - blindly following is okay for some, I guess. Me, I think I'll try to reason things out before I vote, and vote in accordance with what I think is most important.


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