McCain, RNC Attack Ads Scrape The Bottom Of The Barrel

The above attack ad "What An Obama Ad Might Look Like In Berlin" (warning, this video is awful) from the RNC is, as C&L contributer Jamie put it -- sick. The ad is billed as a parody, but as with pretty much every attempt by conservatives to be funny, it falls flat. Listen for the Marxist reference and the dude wearing the Che t-shirt. Yeah, Commies and Marxists just love them some Obama...

The McCain campaign is looking increasingly desperate with each attack ad has chosen to take a tried and true approach to their latest ad -- veiled racism. Referring to Barack Obama as the "biggest celebrity in the world," McCain's ad conveniently and quite overtly slides footage of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton into the mix. And poor Cindy McCain thought her husband was going to run a clean, positive campaign. More from Josh Marshall:

I note with interest today, John McCain's new tactic of associating Barack Obama with oversexed and/or promiscuous young white women. (See today's new ad and this from yesterday.) Presumably, a la Harold Ford 2006, this will be one of those strategies that will be a matter of deep dispute during the campaign and later treated as transparent and obvious once the campaign is concluded. Read on...

Upon further review, Britney might not have been the best celeb choice for the ad as she loves George Bush almost as much as John McCain does.


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