Obama Concedes "Celebrity" Title To McCain
Does anyone else out there think this move is...uh, stupid?
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The battle over who's a celebrity continues.
Barack Obama's campaign fired back today, releasing a campaign commercial that suggests Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain is a celebrity.
The ad starts by saying that "for decades, he's been Washington's biggest celebrity. And as Washington embraced him, John McCain hugged right back."
OK, where to start?
It's bad enough that this move makes Obama sound like, "Oh, yeah? Well, if I'm a celebrity, so are you!"
Then, there's the reminder of how much so many people on Capitol Hill actually like John McCain, including Obama VP short-lister, Russ Feingold:
"He's very good legislator from my point of view, because when he gets onto something, he doesn't just want to introduce a bill, he likes to move it. And he's fearless."
"It's unfair because McCain's a blast. He's fun to be around. He's certainly young in spirit. He's actually very young in energy."
Yes, he shows temper. But he burns fast and he doesn't let it cloud his judgment. He would not be a loose cannon in the oval office. It's not like he's going to pick up the RED PHONE in a rage."
Finally, this move by the Obama machine elevates McCain's pop culture cred and even negates Obama's heretofore unchallenged popularity.
In a week that might even see the return of the 1950's Cold War crap, is this a smart move by Obama?
No, it isn't.
Hope & Change don't play well in a Cold War scenario.
This does, however...
Truly heavy sigh.
Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:
Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.
Here's Donna now...
"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.