September 12, 2008

New belittling Obama ad, um, backfires

The Messiah has a new ad out -- part of his "new get tough" campaign -- about how "out of touch" John McCain is. You can watch the ad here. In the ad, the mocking voice points out that McCain doesn't use the Internet, and can't send an e-mail. Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer added today (via the AP) that "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."

There's a legitimate reason for that.

Due to his war injuries -- injuries sustained as a result of being tortured -- McCain can't use a keyboard. He also can't comb his hair or even tie his shoes.

Maybe The Messiah's next "classy" ad can go something like this: "Do we really want a president that can't do what even my four year-old SISTER can?" [Cue to young girl combing her hair and tying her shoes.] "Obama-Biden. The change we need."

(h/t: The Corner.)

Posted by Hube at September 12, 2008 07:42 PM | TrackBack

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Great comment on this I read over at IMAO.us: So basically they spent months trying to figure out how Obama is more qualified than McCain to be President and came up with "He can type."

Posted by: Paul Smith at September 12, 2008 10:52 PM

It's smart of the McCain camp not to respond vociferously to that ad. Let the blogosphere do it.

Posted by: Darren at September 13, 2008 10:53 PM

Plus, here's an excerpt from a 2000 Forbes article about McCain's pioneering web-based campaign (emphasis mine):

"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."

Posted by: Mark Engblom at September 13, 2008 11:41 PM

Facinating that in all prior interviews, he never mentioned this. When he repeatedly referred to himself as computer illiterate. When he said:

"I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I donít expect to be a great communicator, I donít expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need Ė including going to my daughterís blog first, before anything else."

Did you stop and wonder why the McCain campaign hasn't lashed out at the ad?

Posted by: FH at September 16, 2008 11:58 AM

How long ago is that excerpt from, FH?

Posted by: Hube at September 16, 2008 12:03 PM

July 11, 2008.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/us/politics/13text-mccain.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print&adxnnlx=1215964855-NRxeNOLGj56jXX/qAuiRMw&oref=slogin

Posted by: FH at September 16, 2008 12:09 PM

That's a good question, then, as McCain usually isn't very shy about saying anything POW-related.

Posted by: Hube at September 16, 2008 12:41 PM