Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance Watch

I can’t believe no one’s talking about the most ridiculous line in McCain’s speech:

My opponent promises to bring back old jobs by wishing away the global economy.

Really, John McCain? Really? You’re 72 years old. You have cancer scars on your face. Your entire campaign is built around your actions in a war four decades ago. You have repeatedly referred to “Czechoslovakia”. And you have publicly admitted that you don’t know how to use a computer.

Your opponent, meanwhile, is a biracial 47 year old who was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia, has used the Internet to revolutionize politics, and who recently gave a speech to 200,000 screaming fans in Germany.

And you’re going to run as the candidate of the globalized future? And portray him as a backward-looking fossil? Really? Really?

I’m waiting for McCain to tell us he’s the candidate who will help American move past its racial divide.

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September 5, 2008 - Posted by | Economy, Media Strategy, talking points | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “Your opponent, meanwhile, is a biracial 47 year old who was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia, has used the Internet to revolutionize politics, and who recently gave a speech to 200,000 screaming fans in Germany.”

    That’s quite a resume. Has he actually done anything besides use a computer and draw a crowd from a country we have had to kick around 2 times in the 20th century?

    Comment by Mike | September 6, 2008 | Reply

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  3. Who said anything about his resume? I was listing the reasons Obama is viewed as the more global, future-oriented candidate, and why it was silly for McCain to pretend otherwise. If McCain had said he was “candidate of height”, and I had pointed out that he’s only 5’7″, whereas Obama is 6’1″, would that mean that was the extent of Obama’s resume? Conversely, if Obama had tried to argue that he was the candidate who had demonstrated courage on the battlefield, and you responded by pointing out that Obama never served while McCain had been a P.O.W., would that mean that McCain was basing his entire campaign on his experience in Vietnam? Wait, don’t answer that …

    Comment by gdh1 | September 8, 2008 | Reply


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