Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 10-30-2008, 08:44 PM
2,133 posts, read 5,891,639 times
Reputation: 1420


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.


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.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:49 AM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top