Archive for the ‘attack ad’ Category

Bad Guys

06Oct08

Everybody knows that those who do attack ads are bad people, so the Democrats are attacking McCain for his attacks on Barack. Advertisements


It would be a shame if, after two years of intense campaigning, November 4 arrived without voters knowing the essential details of Barack’s background. The degree to which it hasn’t been exposed is really bizarre. Sen. John McCain and his Republican allies are readying a newly aggressive assault on Sen. Barack Obama‘s character, believing that […]


The Age Card

25Sep08

Suggesting that McCain is too old to be president, a new TV advertisement tries to scare voters away from him because of his bouts with Melanoma. ‘‘John McCain is 72 years old and had cancer 4 times,’’ the ad’s text says over a black-and-white image of McCain with the left side of his face bandaged […]


Obama’s on the low-road. But he’s doing it low profile. Mr. Obama has begun the drive with little fanfare, often eschewing the modern campaign technique of unveiling new spots for the news media before they run in an effort to win added (free) attention. Mr. Obama, whose candidacy has been built in part on a […]


“For decades, he’s been Washington’s biggest celebrity. John McCain,” the new Obama ad says as McCain hugs Bush. “And as Washington embraced him, John McCain hugged right back.” Barack’s new attack ad answers McCain’s celebrity theme by calling McCain a Washington celebrity, and linking that celebrity to business as usual. Effective?


Here’s Barack’s new ad that attacks McCain for having accepted donations from Big Oil. It fails to mention that Barack has, too. New Kinda Politics, eh?


Barack employs “The Shield” in a new TV commercial defending himself against McCain attacks. It’s a high road tactic that softly accuses, with disappointment, the opponent of using the low-road. It gives a Barack a chance to resurrect the “old politics” accusation. Running against McCain, Barack likes to be saying the word “old” as often […]