I’ve been stuck in a hotel room in Colorado for the Cable Labs Conference and so have had to watch the Olympics without Tivo. I don’t know if it’s just because Colorado is a battleground state, but there have been an unusual number of Presidential campaign ads. McCain’s are all negative– “Obama’s just a celebrity, who will raise your taxes”. Obama’s are all positive, mostly the Hands Ad about alternative energy.
The Real Clear Politics national poll average seems to show that the McCain “all negative, all the time” strategy is not really working. However this is not stopping the McCain team from reaching new lows. As TPM points out, their new “Hot Chicks Dig Obama” ad just needs the racist touch the Republicans put on Harold Ford last year–“Barack, Call me.”
The ultimate irony is that the same Karl Rove team that McCain has hired to run his scorched earth campaign, was the one (then working for Bush) that used push polls in the 2000 South Carolina to suggest that John McCain had a black baby out of wedlock.
Dante said there was a special place reserved in hell for those who are silent in a time of moral crisis. John McCain’s campaign is in a moral crisis.
Will he remain silent?