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Old 07-31-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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What the McCain campaign doesn't want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was...wait for it...using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch
McCain Planned To Attack Obama If He Visited Troops Abroad



That's McNasty for you!
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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You are using something from the Huffington Post as a reliable resource?

You must be joking.

I see they even went with the all knowing, indisputable, "anonymous source" as well.

Give me a break.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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McCain is early. These usually come out in October.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Brand New Day The New Normal: McCain's Desperate Ad Hours - BusinessWeek

Businessweek better?
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yeah, I saw that. It is the very same thing that is on the Huffington Post site. No name, no identity - only the mention of this information coming from "one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend".

Weak. Very, very weak.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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Yeah, I saw that. It is the very same thing that is on the Huffington Post site. No name, no identity - only the mention of this information coming from "one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend".

Weak. Very, very weak.
GREG CRAIG (Obama senior foreign policy adviser): [O]bviously, Senator McCain had two press releases prepared, one -- if we had gone and seen the troops, he would've criticized us for politicizing and exploiting the troops in a political advantage. But we decided that that was something that we did not want to be criticized for, and so we didn't go, and now he's criticizing us for not going.

-transcript Media Matters - Morning Joe let McCain campaign manager describe attack ad as "the truth," despite colleague Mitchell's reporting that it "literally is not true"
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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So they had a plan if he showed up to see the troops as a photo opportunity and they had a plan for if he neglected to see the troops.

Perhaps he should have gone by himself to see the troops, without any campaign people or any cameras, and there would have been nothing for the McCain camp to hit him on.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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So they had a plan if he showed up to see the troops as a photo opportunity and they had a plan for if he neglected to see the troops.

Perhaps he should have gone by himself to see the troops, without any campaign people or any cameras, and there would have been nothing for the McCain camp to hit him on.
No, the alternative script would have hit him for shamelessly campaigning to helpless bedridden troops.

You're right, though, it is just the way the game is played. By some.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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This is just the left trying to rehabilitate their damaged candidate as they watch him tank in the polls.

Please, HuffPo and media Matters are left-wing arms of the democrat party.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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This is just the left trying to rehabilitate their damaged candidate as they watch him tank in the polls.

Please, HuffPo and media Matters are left-wing arms of the democrat party.
Tank... right.
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