For months I’ve been hearing the recurrent complaint about Obama’s campaign: he’s too soft, he’s too elitist, he’s like Kerry, he doesn’t fight back.
But I remember hearing the same thing six months ago, and I was waiting, trusting, hoping that the campaign was keeping its powder dry, its eye on the ball, its horns sharp, and not mixing its metaphors like I just have. I’ve been waiting and my hope has been vindicated
Is this ad not just the dog’s bollocks, the bee’s knees, the moose’s mastoids, in fact any appendage of any creature you can think of?
It’s a devastating blow against McCain’s claim to be a maverick, reformer, and outside the system. Coming after a slew of gaffes from the McCain camp, it has the crunchy knuckle on cartilage sound of a knock out blow. As other diarist have pointed out, Obama could never seem to respond out of anger or he would be painted as that talisman of white fear, the angry black man.
But the campaign waited. It saw McCain fly off his best shots, that grazed a brow or two and knocked the polls down a tad. But then McCain walked into negative territory. Some dirty low blows, a warning from the referee. McCain flailed around looking tired, disorientated, and having lost his cool.
And this crunch comes. Watch it again.
Here’s a transcript for those without broadband.
John McCain admits Washington is broken
And he is the one who broke it (Shows picture of McCain and Rove sitting together on a couch laughing)
McCain: “On the most important issues of the day I have been in total agreement with George Bush”
He has been a Washington Insider for decades, working for big corporations
John McCain: “There have been times when I have probably been influenced,… the big donors buy access to my office… you know that access is influence”
With a Presidential campaign run by corporate lobbyists
Journalist: Your campaign is run by two of the biggest lobbyist in Washington…
John McCain: “Lobbyist are good people”
And on top of it all, who can you thank for 8 years of George Bush?
John McCain: “I campaigned everywhere in America for him. I campaigned with him. I did everything I could to get him elected, and re-elected President.”
Thank John McCain
In times like these can you really afford more insider politics?
Can your family really trust John McCain?