Second Verse, Same As The First

You know something? The Democrats had really better be ready to go after McCain. I mean, after the disastrous Bush regime, I'm sure he's got a crack team of marketing geniuses to prepare his campaign ads, selling him as the Republican solution to the Bush disaster. He'd never fall back on boogah-boogah scary terrorist tactics; Americans are too jaded to the propaganda for that silliness again. He knows the country is fucked, he won't be able to rely on "war, war, war, you're all gonna die in your beds" this time. So, what's on the teevee?

Republican John McCain's first major television ad after knowing for sure that Barack Obama will be his competition is a stark, personal pitch to voters that he knows about war - and knows how to keep America secure.

"Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," McCain says in the 30-second spot. "When I was 5 years old, my father left for war. My grandfather came home from war and died the next day."

"I was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years as a POW," he continues as historical images appear on the screen and sober music plays in the background. "Some of the friends I served with never came home. I hate war. And I know how terrible its costs are."

"I'm running for president to keep the country I love safe," McCain concludes.


Well then. If only there were some way to counter this ad. Hmm. I wonder.

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