If any modern celebrity cries out to be mocked it is certainly Barack Hussein Obama, and lo and behold the John McCain campaign team appears to have finally gotten that memo. I still cannot bring myself to send money to McCain, but I have to say he is gaining my grudging respect:
With austere language by both the narrator and Obama, the ad begins with a high-minded narrator’s voice referring to Obama as “The One,” the nickname McCain aides are using for their opponent and the aura around him. The ad intersperses equally high-minded sound bites from Obama.
I don’t know that this McCain ad really puts the fine point on the fact that screams for public dissemination – namely, that Barack Obama is totally full of shit – but it gets about halfway there. And let me tell you, I am enthused. I have all kinds of problems with John McCain, but I do respect truthful, effective marketing. If voters have the facts, they will make the right choice in November. This McCain ad campaign takes the first important step in painting the landscape for the next few months.
Based on these first few “hard hitting” TV advertisements I have seen from the John McCain campaign, I will also say this: The theme of “damning Obama with his own voice” could carry the day.
The crap this guy has been spewing, the utterly vapid, mindless new-age claptrap phraseology he has dished out, might not need any spinning or packaging. Think about that (please!) Obama seems to have derived some of his most powerfully-delivered phrases less from rational thought than from automatic writing. He is spinning this nonsense out of his ass into the loudspeakers and if it were not for the velvety voice he would be getting laughed off the stage from Portland to Peoria.
Here’s the challenge to the John McCain PR folks: Channel Barack Obama. You do not need to swift boat this guy, you only need to quote him. Stupid is as stupid says. Let the American people really focus in on Obama’s statements, and they will quickly discern that Obama’s is a campaign predicated entirely on emotion.
Oh man, you can have all kinds of fun with that.