Here come the mavericks – New ad featuring John McCain, Sarah Palin
Posted September 8, 2008on:
I am not sure what the distribution of this ad is, is it to be on cable, network or local or just internet or what. And really, I don’t care. I am exclusively an internet person, with little exposure to other forms of media, except as friends tell me about stuff. Just saw this on a ‘site that used to be pro-Hillary’ (and there is tons of those nowadays, I will be referring to), and thought to post it rightaway.
Watch it and see if it’s not the kind that’ll make one chuckle. And someone else’s blood boil …
There is a reason I captioned this post, Here come the Mavericks. Not only does the ad highlight this trait, already foreshadowed by Sarah during her acceptance speech linked here, but also because for the first time we have a true team.
Not since Clinton-Gore, have two members of a ticket been on the same page tempermentally, attitudinally or mutual suitability-wise. Think about it, Gore and Lieberman were worlds apart in faith, style, world view and upbringing. Bush and Cheney were more like son and father (reluctant and archaic but tethered nonetheless – they testified to 9-11 Commission jointly for God’s sakes). And then, of course, the disaster that was Kerry and Edwards were alike only in their helplessness and feeble attempts at standing upright.
But back in 1992, when Clinton and Gore came out of the onvention, the press proclaimed: here come the baby boomers, so comparable were they in life spans, eras and experiences, and overall forward looking world view. That phrase here they come, like it was some sort of a momentous, defining occurrence, that idea had stuck and resurfaced in my mind as I was posting this. Hence, here come the mavericks.
Now think about the reactions: Obama campaign already called it a lie, per Ben Smith’s Blog at Politico. Here, I lifted the blockquote from Mr. Ben Smith:
Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time and he and Sarah Palin will continue Bush’s economic policies, his health care policy, his education policy, his energy policy, and his foreign policy. McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office. That’s the kind of politics people are tired of, and it’s anything but change.
What I have to ask is: Exactly what kind of politics does the Obama campaign practice?
Frankly Senator, I am tired of you and your platitudes!