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post #1 of 17
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...celebrity.html


MORE FOREIGN OIL....HIGHER TAXES....................
AND LIONS, AND TIGERS, AND BEARS, Oh My
post #2 of 17
So, apparently McCain is going for,

"Vote McCain! No one likes him!"

It's a very weird ad.
post #3 of 17
Lame and stupid like most political ads.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
So, apparently McCain is going for,

"Vote McCain! No one likes him!"

It's a very weird ad.


What a stupid way to try and win votes - by saying Obama is popular, and showing clips of Paris Hilton and Britney. What exactly is he trying to say??

It actually makes me laugh when I see it.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...celebrity.html


MORE FOREIGN OIL....HIGHER TAXES....................
AND LIONS, AND TIGERS, AND BEARS, Oh My
Cute, except that continued reliance on foreign oil and higher taxes for all Americans, not just the wealthy, are real issues and not very funny at all.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
What a stupid way to try and win votes - by saying Obama is popular, and showing clips of Paris Hilton and Britney. What exactly is he trying to say?
He's comparing Obama to Spears and Hilton who were also very popular, in spite of being vacuous celebrities. The point is that one can be popular despite lacking substance.
post #7 of 17
Thats kinda of an insult to Britney and Paris.....they're alot smarter than Obama.
post #8 of 17
Its not like McCain hasn't flip-flopped on offshore drilling. And wasn't there a recent energy report that says offshore drilling would do little to lower the price of oil?

But aside from that, how bad does a presidential candidate have to be before he can't think of anything good to say about himself that isn't at the expense of the other candidate?
Why can't he make an ad that says he has extensive foreign policy and war time experience, as opposed to saying that the other guy is more popular but vacuous.
post #9 of 17
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[quote=cata_mint;2370748]. And wasn't there a recent energy report that says offshore drilling would do little to lower the price of oil?
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post #10 of 17
This ad just started playing here today.

I have to say between this and the Pump ad I posted about, I am very disappointed in Sen. McCain. I expected him to have more integrity than this.

For me it is not just the content of the ad but the fact that McCain is willing to personally endorse such garbage. I expect this junk from fringe groups like Swift Boat and MoveOn.org but not from the candidates themselves.

Obama may be a lot of things, but stupid and vacuous like Britney and Paris are not among them. Then to equate the Presidential campaign to their antics is insulting. This comparison makes McCain look bad and without merit if these are the best ads he can spend his money on.

I think these ads are going to harm McCain more than do him any good, at least with the independent voters he is trying to court.


On a celebrity note, celebrity got Rep. Gov. Arnold elected in CA and lets not forget former President Reagan.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
This ad just started playing here today.

I have to say between this and the Pump ad I posted about, I am very disappointed in Sen. McCain. I expected him to have more integrity than this.

For me it is not just the content of the ad but the fact that McCain is willing to personally endorse such garbage. I expect this junk from fringe groups like Swift Boat and MoveOn.org but not from the candidates themselves.

Obama may be a lot of things, but stupid and vacuous like Britney and Paris are not among them. Then to equate the Presidential campaign to their antics is insulting. This comparison makes McCain look bad and without merit if these are the best ads he can spend his money on.

I think these ads are going to harm McCain more than do him any good, at least with the independent voters he is trying to court.


On a celebrity note, celebrity got Rep. Gov. Arnold elected in CA and lets not forget former President Reagan.
Or Fred Thompson or Sonny Bono. All Republicans. Gopher from Love Boat.
post #12 of 17
If I were McCain I'd be firing whoever's bright idea it was for this and the Pump ad
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
If I were McCain I'd be firing whoever's bright idea it was for this and the Pump ad

I agree. They need to be focusing on the issues, not this juvenile stuff.
post #14 of 17
I sure didn't see it this way (it just looked stupid to me), but my spouse opined that this ad is actually a race-baiting ad. Why show Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? To juxtapose the images of white women with this black man. It's kinda hard to figure out why anyone could possibly think that calling someone popular would hurt them (although McCain does have a different ad that does the same thing), so it becomes quite possible that someone in the McCain campaign was actually trying to use this as a negative ad that makes people feel uncomfortable about Obama's race. Pretty obnoxious, if true. (We can't read minds, so we'll probably never know.)

And, no, drilling for US oil isn't going to do much at all for gas prices. New oil won't come on to the market for many years, and when it does it will just be part of the global market (even if it's only sold in the US). It might lower the costs of gas in the US by a small amount for a short period of time when it does come onto the market, but it won't have an immediate, strong, or even lasting effect on global oil prices. We just don't have enough oil to make a big difference.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Enuja View Post
I sure didn't see it this way (it just looked stupid to me), but my spouse opined that this ad is actually a race-baiting ad. Why show Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? To juxtapose the images of white women with this black man. It's kinda hard to figure out why anyone could possibly think that calling someone popular would hurt them (although McCain does have a different ad that does the same thing), so it becomes quite possible that someone in the McCain campaign was actually trying to use this as a negative ad that makes people feel uncomfortable about Obama's race. Pretty obnoxious, if true. (We can't read minds, so we'll probably never know.)
This is an interesting observation. It is odd, because I feel the same way about the Pump ad. There is an underlying subliminal message in that ad that I can't quite put my finger on. It makes me think of Hitler, or classic portrayals of the Anti-Christ. It has something to do with the juxtaposition of the photos and the filters used.

It is a distinct, visceral , negative feeling that really has nothing to do with the context of the ad. However, for me, this negativity has stuck to McCain and not to Obama as I am sure was intended.

On a side note, there is a new one coming out...this time associating Obama with Moses. The spin from the McCain camp that the nightly news is reporting is that we are supposed to find this new ad funny.
post #16 of 17
The man responsible is Steve Schmidt a protege of Karl Rove. He thinks the ads are great and now the RNC has picked up the theme too comparing Obama to Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel.


McCain was so dignified 8 years ago and that was his appeal. He was considered outside of the box and above such infantile tactics. He does himself a disservice with this tripe. We have so many important issues facing us right now. This seems superficial.
post #17 of 17
I think that add just shows that Obama is mainly "fluff", just like Britney and Paris. A nice fantasy, but only in your dreams. I didn't get any feeling of race-baiting or anything like that. It just put Obama in the same catagory as a teen idol. Was it a good ad? No, and I think it may backfire on McCain. But, every campaign I have paid attention to since I was 18 spent more time bashing on the other candidate than actually stating what THEY believed in. It's the nature of the beast. That is why I hate election years. It ends up being a contest between who is less hated, not who is better.
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