Barack Obama’s latest ad is almost as bad as McCain’s latest. Hitting McCain for not using a computer is juvenile — and it makes me MORE likely to vote for McCain; I think it makes McCain, who already has joked about his own “oldness,” look more endearing. And I know tons of people in their 60s and 70s, the single most likely block of voters, who also are weirded out by computers and will be turned off by the Obama attack. The ad does go on to at least try to discuss a real issue, in this case tax policy, but it does so in such a predictable, boring, familiar, we’ve-seen-this-same-old-liberal-line way that I think it falls flat. Right now both campaigns are looking like bad versions of efforts to be elected high school class president. Next thing you know, they’ll both be promising longer lunch periods — except that Obama will also charge that McCain is so old that he doesn’t even know how to use a microwave.
Is this stuff really worthy of the campaign to be leader of the free world?!?
PSÂ Wlady, re your comment defendinig Palin, it’s all well and good if Palin has the talent to learn on the job, but we may not have that option. What if, Lord forbid, something bad happens to McCain on Jan. 22 after two days in office? Will she be ready? (On the other hand, will Obama be ready if he is to take the oath of office on Jan. 20? I think not, and that unreadiness at the top is a truly scary scenario…..)