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Old 10-30-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by cohdane View Post
I saw the ad. Verbally, it says NOTHING about Palin. Nothing. Not a word.

The sole reference is "His pick?" There is no judgment being cast there. It's an objective question.

All it has is quotes from John McCain basically saying the economy isn't his strong suit. The last quote from him, says (paraphrasing) he'll have to rely on his VP pick for economic insight.

Then they show a picture of Palin.

HOW IS THIS A CHEAP SHOT?

If they had then shown a picture of Warren Buffet, everyone would declare McCain a genius and a hero. But he didn't. He picked Palin.

The ad is simply showcasing who John McCain picked. It lets you draw your own conclusions. There isn't even "scary" music or a sarcastic announcer. Other than the juxtaposition of McCain's quotes with his VP choice, there is no editorializing whatsoever.

The crazy thing about this ad is the only way you can read it as negative is if you don't believe in Palin. If you believe in her, she's Warren Buffet and there's no problem. McCain wants to lean on his VP for economic advice and Sarah Palin is the woman for the job! Everyone's happy.

The fact that virtually everyone sees this as an "attack" ad only reveals the true degree to which they have NO CONFIDENCE in Palin.

Excellent!
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