Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

McCain Responds With Lies To Obama “DHL” Ad

Script of ad below:

Script For “Maybe” (TV :30)

ANNCR: Maybe the applause has gone to his head …

Saying John McCain cost Ohio jobs, though it’s just not true.

It’s Obama’s taxes that will hurt Ohio families.

Higher taxes on your paycheck, your life savings, your electric bills.

His taxes are a “recipe for economic disaster.”

That’s the real Obama.

Ready to tax. Not ready to lead.

JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approved this message.

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August 15, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

8 Comments »

  1. My other suggested ad response is still in good standing to this one.

    “McCain called my plan to give tax cut breaks to over 100 million working American middle-class families an “economic disaster” at a time when they’re suffering from high gas prices, increases in their grocery budget, and utility bills in the winter. More lies from McCain, but that’s to be expected from a Republican like him.

    Let’s examine the truth about the economic disaster this country has faced in the past eight years.

    John McCain voted with George W. Bush every single time to increase the federal deficit by continuing the war in Iraq in the past eight years, [flash image of the national deficit] which has increased gas prices [image of gas prices before Iraq war and now] and the cost of groceries at home. [show cost of grocery bill for a family of 4] McCain also has lobbyists on his campaign that helped sell subprime mortgages to Americans. Millions of homes now have foreclosed. Now that IS an economic disaster.

    Can Americans afford four more years of John McCain? He’d be another Bush third term.” [Close out with image of John McCain shaking Bush’s hand]

    Comment by slinkerwink | August 15, 2008 | Reply

  2. Slink, I see this ad as great news. It’s entirely defensive and it pivots on the question, “Does McCain want to cost Ohio jobs or doesn’t he?” As long as this is the discussion, I’m happy. This is what going on the attack does.

    Comment by dansac | August 15, 2008 | Reply

  3. Did you see thereisnospoon’s new diary on Dailykos?

    Comment by slinkerwink | August 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. Yes, and I agree with him/her, but I think there are two important points:

    1) As we’ve seen in recent days, Obama’s been testing out sharper messaging in local markets, which hopefully he’ll roll out in the fall.

    2) The Democratic convention will serve as a helpful reminder that Obama is, in fact, a Democrat.

    Comment by dansac | August 15, 2008 | Reply

  5. Slink- maybe you could add a description of why the ad is a lie.

    Comment by smashartist | August 16, 2008 | Reply

  6. Yeah, cause if you raise the income tax bracket for families making more than $250k a year you are really squeezing the blood from the poor?

    McCain, what a douche!

    Comment by Daniel | August 16, 2008 | Reply

  7. I personally think he should just attack the idiocy of McCain’s message.

    HOW does taxing the top 2% of Americans translate into a financial disaster?

    HOW does tax breaks for companies (from one of the lower levels in the developed world) magically create financial stability?

    HOW do you go from being “Bush Light” to a man of the people in 10 months?

    Maybe he should record his campaign messages on 8track or 78rpm records so that McCain can take part in the message? Just what we need, another geriatric with one foot in the grave and the other on the plantation…

    McCain wins, and I move back to Europe.. Cause well be f”’ed…

    Comment by Daniel | August 16, 2008 | Reply

  8. ANNCR: Maybe the Fact that he has an education has gone to his head …

    Saying John McCain cost Ohio jobs, though it’s just not the only thing he will cost them

    Obama’s taxes that will “hurt” The absolutely richest Ohio families and maybe force them to buy one less boat 2009

    Higher taxes on Their stock dividends, Their Trust funds and Their season tickets.

    His taxes are a “recipe for economic disaster for some of the ultra rich, costing them literally millions out of billions of dollars a year.

    That’s the real Obama.

    Ready to tax the richest people in the country a litle more, and to lead.

    JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain, I cheated on my wife, married my mistress, love oil money, GW Bush and war and I can’t remember if I approved this message. Seriously, I just don’t remember… Help!!

    Comment by Daniel | August 16, 2008 | Reply


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