Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama begins airing an ad Saturday that responds to rival John McCain’s selection of a running mate, carefully avoiding any direct criticism of Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor whom McCain chose for the GOP ticket.
Obama’s campaign promptly created the spot in advance of next week’s Republican National Convention. The ad, called “No Change,” sought to sustain the theme that Obama and Democrats worked to cultivate at their own convention this week — that McCain represents a continuation of the policies of an unpopular President Bush.
“Well, he’s made his choice,” the ad states. “But, for the rest of us there’s still no change. McCain doesn’t get it, calling this broken economy ’strong.’ Wants to keep spending ten-billion-a-month in Iraq. And votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time.”
The ad continues: “So, while this may be his running mate…” as an image of McCain and Palin appears on the screen. The image then shifts to a shot of McCain with Bush. “America knows this is John McCain’s agenda. And we can’t afford four more years of the same.”
So picking someone that has actually made changes and has gone against her party is ‘more of the same’? You guys are either extremely desperate or clueless. Either way, it would be irresponsible to vote for them.
Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, both called Palin to congratulate her on Friday. They also issued a joint statement that said her selection was “yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics.” They called her “an admirable person and (she) will add a compelling new voice to this campaign.”
Earlier, however, Obama spokesman Bill Burton issued a statement calling Palin an abortion-rights opponent and “the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience.”
Just like Obama’s ‘zero foriegn policy experience’? You be the judge, which is worse without experience; POTUS or VP?
Obama, asked later about the message disparity, said: “I think, you know, campaigns start getting these hair triggers. And the statement that Joe and I put out reflects our sentiments.”
Just what we need, a President with a ‘hair trigger’ and no experience. You Dems must be asking for the end of the world! And it strikes me as odd that this ad is supposed to be about the VP pick, but nothing bad is said about her. Obviously, McCain picked a good running mate because it’s stumped The One!
Anyways, there were some good comments that I just had to copy/paste here.
Senator Obama is boxed in. There is no way he can talk about “inexperience” without calling the kettle black.
How can a maverick like Palin be considered “no change”? This pick for VP has given me hope again.
And then Obama says ““I think, you know, campaigns start getting these hair triggers.” A HAIR TRIGGER? He slams McCain for a short temper but his campaign has a HAIR TRIGGER? I really don’t think, in a time of war and crisis, I want a president that surrounds himself with staffers that are hair triggers (not to mention his crazy friends).
How is fighting corruption in your own party more of the same. A little puzzling don’t ya think.
To the Obama camp…are half truths, inuendos, and misleading implications considered negative by your camp? I think they should be and thus you should confess to your own hypocricy.
And the biggest loser of them:
Oh, because she is the Commander in Chief of the Alaskan National Guard she has executive experience? What does the Alaskan National Guard do, shovel snow?
You lefties are so intelligent. Your brilliance is amazing. Or is this just more of your anti-military views?
Vote for someone that loves your country. Vote McCain/Palin!!!