Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's August

Obama finally hits back against the ludicrous series of advertisments from the McCain camp that knock on how popular Obama is:

I know campaign 101 teaches that if a candidate is responding to negative attacks, the candidate is spending time reinforcing the attack and getting off-message (the kiss of death).

But it's only August. The only people paying attention are political junkies who have already made up their minds. This ad does more in terms of quelling the chorus of Democrats who regularly complain that our candidates are terrible at responding to smears.

At least, I only hope it's just a base-rallying maneuver. These back-and-forth attack ads are truly becoming something of a farce.

Hey Republicans-- thanks again for dumbing down our discourse while we're in the midst of two wars. But hey! Someone forgot to tell John McCain that being president means more than just having the opportunity to slap Misty May-Treanor's ass while Russia invades Georgia.

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