Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

McCain on Leno, Visits the POW Well Yet Again

As amusing as this is, I actually don’t disagree with the McCain camp: they probably have underused it. Most people don’t follow their press releases or responses to day-to-day campaign issues. But the more they flog this horse in the convention and ads, it’s probably smart for them. What else does he have?


August 26, 2008 - Posted by | Media Strategy, Uncategorized | , ,


  1. I really think McPOW doesn’t know what to say…honestly!

    Comment by trellskig | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. Actually, they’ve been using it so much that they will de-value it. There were at least hundreds of POWs that also deserve our honor, and it’s simply not enough to have that experience and say it qualifies you to be president. Like Biden said, the presidency takes more than a good soldier – it takes a good leader.

    Comment by Suzie Q | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. I don’t think low-information voters feel that the POW thing has been used too much, but it’s pretty clear that many in the media feel that he’s been using it too much, so the reporting from now on will probably include some sort of mention that he’s entering Guiliani/9-11 territory. Leno isn’t part of that because he’s an entertainer, and local news might not take that angle, but the national news in print and on TV are starting to make it an issue.

    Comment by indythink | August 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. Dear readers, If you really want to know who doesn’t know anything, read below:


    You are the first candidate the U.S. has had in a long time that has continued to spread false information from the first time you hit the campaign trail.

    I find your technique one of the most offensive I have ever experienced. I find your ethics are on the border of being unethical and your manipulation of the facts most disgusting.

    It is common knowledge that the media will always press United States citizens to vote for the candidate who offers them the biggest kick-backs, pay-backs, and over-all “favors”. That is you, Obama.

    Then look at your over all personas: Your stance, the way you hold your head, your gestures, the clothes you wear, the pronouns and adjectives you use. Everything about you is the personification of an individual, who does NOT, let me repeat DOES NOT, have the United States citizens interests’ at heart. You are an elitist and the persona I just described is living proof — your entire appearance is proof — FACT — of what I say.

    Okay – now let’s talk about education. You have a law degree but did not practice law. Why? Readers – look this one up and you will see why. And, the result is not a positive one.

    Then there is the community organizer work you undertook in the state of Illinois. That, too, has been overstated and turned into something “positive” that it in fact was NOT. Dear readers – check this one out yourself as there are many Illinois citizens who will tell you the “truth.”

    My education – NOBAMA – is equal to or greater than your education. I do have the same ability as you to influence U.S. Citizens: And I certainly am taking the opportunity to exploit you for what you truly are.

    You see I am an educator, who works for a famous “Research One” institution, who has the ability to write Journal Articles that all college students will use for research. The true facts about you will come out and in a place that will most definitely do the most good – to influence voters “young voters” on how to spot an individual who does not represent the United States in the capacity as he states he will. Make no mistake, Obama, people will definitely know the subject of the Journal Articles is referencing you and your 2008 Presidential campaign.

    See you in “honest” fact-finding print.

    Comment by Versailles | October 4, 2008 | Reply

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