Skip to comments.Obama "Old Man" Ad Attacks McCain's War Disabilities
Posted on 09/12/2008 4:01:22 PM PDT by PhatHead
The Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad:
"Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "extraordinary." The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.In a similar vein I guess it's an outrage that the blind governor of New York David Patterson doesn't know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it's like to navigate New York's highways.
McCain is kicking his narrow cybera$$
Oh my. This is getting ugly already.
McCain's response ad should be powerful. Can't wait to see it!!
Anybody know how to get this to Hannity. It needs to be stopped.
Oh, man. This information has GOT to get out. I hope McCain makes a response.
BTW Ted Williams Rocked!
I guess it’s an outrage that the blind governor of New York David Patterson doesn’t know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it’s like to navigate New York’s highways.
OOOOohhhhhh that’s a bulls eye!
So far I must say I am really enjoying Obama’s new tone.
McCain and his campaign need to stay out of this one. Let the alternative media (that includes us) take this one. Rush and his 40,000,000 listeners, Hanity, et al. can pound on it, too, but Mac doesn’t need to play the victim card. He isn’t one, and frankly, that puke Obama’s ad isn’t worthy of Mac’s attention.
Using the idea that someone doesn’t use E-mail as cause not to be President wasn’t my idea of getting tough anyway. Seems fitting they’ll get a PR whiplash over this.
Barama is killing himself with this one.
Everyone knows that the McCain Campaigns use of the internet has been devastatingly sharp.
While Barama is renting football stadiums and handing out free beer, McCain has been dissecting him with sharp witty internet ads that get FREE TV airplay.
Hanity and/or his staff surely lurks here. Hanity definitely reads NRO online. Be assured he’ll run with this, as will Rush et al...
Obama is a pig.
I slightly dissent. The State parties can run ads explaining why John McCain can’t use a keyboard. This is a stupid and possible fatal blow for Obama.
I agree that McCain should stay above the fray, but seniors don’t routinely listen to talk radio. We need some TV ads on Jeopardy etc etc
Poor Barry, He thinks he is cyber savvy because he can text his idiot pals....”Dude? whats up”
Barama is a cyber organizer L0L
This must be a Plouf moment. To “Plouf” a campaign is the same as a “Clymer”
Yes. McCain made a mistake by responding to the lipstick slap. This can get extraordinary exposure while he stays above the fray. This is a fat, hanging curveball that Obama just left over the plate.
This ad is colossally stupid.
They are so arrogant, they think they can just run out any old ad and no one is going to pay attention.
Even the LSM cannot ignore this one.
I told my wife about Biden’s gaffe telling the handicapped pol to stand up for recognition. She finished the sentence for me.
I posted this on a related thread:
Even before learning this, I was stunned that nObamas campaign was going down this path.
I know quite a few older women who struggle with or dont use e-mail and computers. I think this ad will only push them towards McCain.
[Left - the 'fair' Michelle] UTTER HATE
[Right - the Obama! THE ONE!] UTTER ARROGANCE
I swear, that dweeb looks just like some of these third/forth world dictators (after just having successfully pulled of a rebel junta coup and coincidentally boiling and eating a Christian Missionary Nun - both looking disdainful because the wine they ate with their dinner had a cork instead of a screwcap).
Is that available as a sticker or magnet?
The ad they run should include the Boston Globe quote and end with Sarah saying "I'm Sarah Palin and I approve this message."
LoL! They are idiots. Barama’s a neophyte and Biden is just a jerk
I’ll add a few more things to the cafepress store this weekend.
Why isnt Barama in Tx stopping Hurricane Ike?
Former Communications Director for Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-IA) All America PAC, former Press Secretary to Sen. Bayh, Deputy Campaign Manager for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's (D-SD) unsuccessful re-election campaign in '04, staffer on Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-SD) successful '02 re-election campaign, Communications Director at the Democratic Governors Association.
Dan Pfeiffer: Another holdover from Team Daschle, Pfeiffer will be the traveling press secretary for Obama. Pfeiffer was communications director for Tim Johnson in 2002 and then deputy campaign manager for Daschle in 2004. Following that race, Pfeiffer signed on as communications director for Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) presidential campaign-in-waiting. When Bayh dropped from the race late last year, Pfeiffer became a free agent.
Wanna hear Danny the D-bag live and on video?
Here ya go!
While we're at it, let's take a peek at some other Obama sycophants...
campaign communications director Robert Gibbs
Economic advisor Austan Goolsbee
Is there a link to this store? I love your post!
Obama’s “Stand up, Chuck” moment.
You ever seen an old man kick a belligerent kids ass? L0L
Its quite common :)
Obama is really locking up the disabled vote.
Gawd! his campaign exudes “GAY”
Stand up, Chuck!
No president since Clinton would ever want to use the internet or email.
White House counsel would advise a president to never use it.
Besides, the president of the United States does not have to send an email out to someone. That’s what White House secretaries are for, to manage the president’s correspondence. A president does not usually send a casual note to anyone, because their every activity is recorded to help run their administration and to save for history.
The fact that Obama’s campaign does not understand this is ridiculous.
I bet they do not know that the president has a private study and that is where he spends most of his time working. They probably imagine Obama sitting at Rosevelt’s desk with his sleeves rolled up, every morning.
Geesh! These people are so ignorant about how business is conducted in the White House.
These children need to be sent packing.
LOL! New keyboard needed in aisle 13!
As well as erecting environmentally unfriendly styrofoam columns for the event
That’s a backhanded way of remindning the American people that McCain has disabilities. It’s almost as tasteless as calling Barack the N word. Heck it is just as bad.
This ad is like McCain running a commercial showing Barack eating watermelon and chicken. And then showing other black people doing a drive by shooting. Simply disgraceful and Obama owes McCain a public apology each week until the election is over.
This makes the macaca story look like Ghandi message.