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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Presidential Race Lands in Bizarro World

The Presidential Race of 2008 has officially landed in Bizarro World. The GOP, on behalf of John McCain, is spending $3 MILLION dollars to attack Obama for not being tough enough on the environment. Meanwhile, back on Htrae, Obama is touting his new "faith-based" initiatives.

The GOP. Saying it's outraged. A DEOMCRAT isn't strong enough on conservation.

Obama wants to make faith the "moral centerpiece" of his administration.

Say what?? Is it just me, or is this election starting to freaking out anyone else?

Here's the video and the script from the GOP ad, courtesy Politico.com:



“Record gas prices, a climate in crisis. John McCain says solve it now. With a balanced plan — alternative energy, conservation, suspending the gas tax AND more production here at home. He’s pushing his own party to face climate change.

“But Barack Obama? For conservation, but he just says no to lower gas taxes. No to nuclear. No to more production. No new solutions. Barack Obama: Just the party line. The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”

I guess I'm as confused as a John McCain staffer assigned to "figure out" the candidate's message. Who exactly is it that this ad is supposed to appeal to?

  1. Not the coveted GOP base. Throwing in a line about the gas tax doesn't take away from the fact that this is an ad about saving the environment. Not exactly a top priority for the local conservative trying to decide if McCain inspires him enough to overcome his hip replacement and get out and vote.
  2. It's not going to appeal to any Democrats. They're not going to trust McCain, a Republican, to fix the environment even if he does claim to buck the party on this issue.
I guess that leaves Mr. and Mrs. Independent. McCain really seems to be trying to get the Independent voter, but only the Independent voter who cares about the environment who isn't young enough to like Obama.

Then Obama's out there trying to get the Independent voter who cares about religion but isn't old enough to like McCain.

Is this really the line of attack? McCain's tough on National Security and the Environment? Obama's a religious economic fixer-uper?

The only thing that could make this more bizarre is if McCain were to tap Hillary as his VP nominee and Obama were to pick Hagel. Then our Bizarro World would be complete.

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