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Liberal PACs Ready Attack Ad on McCain’s Health
New York Times "The Caucus" ^ | September 25, 2008 | Jim Rutenberg

Posted on 09/25/2008 9:57:19 AM PDT by South Hawthorne

Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about Senator John McCain’s health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCain’s face immediately after his last operation for melanoma skin cancer eight years ago, the commercial ends with a screen headline that reads, “Why won’t John McCain release his medical records?” (Mr. McCain, 72, did invite a limited group of reporters to inspect more than 1,100 pages of his medical records in May, though he gave them only a three-hour window in which to review the documents.)

The commercial is among the harshest to run against Mr. McCain yet, seeking to exploit the sensitive issues of health and age. Officials with the groups running the ad, Brave New PAC and Democracy for America, said they were only showing the spot initially on MSNBC over the next few days, a limited run intended to draw news media attention on a network that has increasingly catered to liberal tastes.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; ads; electionads; elections; mccain; mccainpalin
Well, that's pretty retarded.

Why would you run an ad when the only people who are going to see it already agree with you in a fevered, rabid way?

Owl_Eagle

There are people who are surrounded by bigots
and know it is wrong, but are afraid to be vocal against it.
These people are going to pull the lever for Obama
and they are not being polled.
angee_is_mad, DUmmy

1 posted on 09/25/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: Owl_Eagle

Yes EVERY president and candidate MUST release their medical records...

so... how about it Bill Clinton?


2 posted on 09/25/2008 9:58:59 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Is this all these people have on McCain? Pretty lame.


3 posted on 09/25/2008 10:00:32 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Owl_Eagle

John McCain should make an ad....Stare into the camera

say in his Eastwood voice....you want to talk about scars?

GO AHEAD MAKE MY DAY!!


4 posted on 09/25/2008 10:01:01 AM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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To: Owl_Eagle

PALIN ‘08. Someone’s supposed to vote for Obastard because McCain might die? Not me.


5 posted on 09/25/2008 10:01:29 AM PDT by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; All

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/05/23/mccain.health.records/

A team of doctors from the Mayo Clinic declared Friday that there appears to be no physical reason why Sen. John McCain, the 71-year-old presumed Republican presidential candidate, could not carry out the duties of the office.

“Sen. McCain enjoys excellent health and displays extraordinary energy, and, while it is impossible to predict any person’s future health, I and my colleagues can find no medical reason or problem that would preclude Sen. McCain from fulfilling all of the duties or obligations of the president of the United States,” said Dr. John D. Eckstein, an internist who has been overseeing McCain’s treatment for 16 years at the famed research center’s campus in Scottsdale, Arizona.

McCain has been undergoing periodic examinations there since the 1990s and annual examinations since 2000, Eckstein said. His most recent comprehensive examination took place in March, with follow-up tests this month.

The doctors described a number of health issues faced by McCain, many of them typical for a man of his age but at least one of them potentially serious.


6 posted on 09/25/2008 10:01:56 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Owl_Eagle

McCain has release ALL his medical records....has for YEARS! There is NOTHING that is not known about his health EXCEPT that until the convention MOST people had NO IDEA that his MOTHER WAS STILL ALIVE!!! That’s some damn good genes there!


7 posted on 09/25/2008 10:02:27 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Obama’s medical records would be interesting (smoker, cocaine snorter ...).
8 posted on 09/25/2008 10:02:50 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Owl_Eagle

How about OBama shows us his REAL Birth Certificate, not the photoshopped phony on his web site.


9 posted on 09/25/2008 10:04:19 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
McCain's mother is still going strong at age 96.

Barack Obama is 47, but he smokes and his father died at 46 and his mother died at 52.

Average age of decease of McCain's parents: 83 and counting.

Average age of decease of Barack Obama's parents: 49.

10 posted on 09/25/2008 10:05:26 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

Very good!


11 posted on 09/25/2008 10:07:15 AM PDT by BAW (Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy.)
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To: Mr. K

Bill Clinton Hell, how about B. Hussein Obama?


12 posted on 09/25/2008 10:07:25 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Barack Obama, the "Platte River Politician", a mile wide and an inch deep.)
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To: wideawake

This is pretty low. And it comes from the side that screams about ending negative campaigning. Only if it comes from the right I guess.


13 posted on 09/25/2008 10:07:39 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Owl_Eagle

This ‘ll backfire.


14 posted on 09/25/2008 10:07:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (The beauty of conservatism, Sarah Palin.)
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To: Texas4ever

I’d leave out the “GO AHEAD MAKE MY DAY!!” (Too much like a Bush thing!) (Ha!)

BUT - I’d certainly tell them LOUD and clear:

“....you want to talk about scars?”

A GREAT one!!


15 posted on 09/25/2008 10:08:42 AM PDT by Anita1 ("Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great." (does this remind you of RonR?))
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To: Owl_Eagle

This is an excellent idea. Barack Obama should show that he’s on top of the issue by releasing his medical records, and his birth certificate, and his college transcripts, and his thesis paper, and all documentation related to his work as a community organizer in Chicago. And as a state Senator.


16 posted on 09/25/2008 10:09:29 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (McCain Leads. Obama Phones It In.)
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To: TNCMAXQ
(1) This line of reasoning didn't work for Mondale.

(2) Seniors vote - and commercials saying that a man who is their age shouldn't be elected because he is liable to drop dead at any moment? Not the way to their hearts.

17 posted on 09/25/2008 10:10:27 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Has Obama released his records?? Sure would like to see his medicine cabinet...and/or look under his mattress.


18 posted on 09/25/2008 10:11:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Texas4ever

Besides, evryone knows:

Scars are tattoos with better stories!

Most of McCain’s he can wear with pride, because he has been to battle and WON! Take that, Dr. Dean!


19 posted on 09/25/2008 10:12:01 AM PDT by GWMcClintock (Right after Lib Democrats, the most dangerous politicians are country club Republicans. T. Sowell)
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To: Owl_Eagle

How about an ad responding with:
Why won’t Obama release any of these records?
1. Occidental College records — Not released
2. Columbia College records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available’
4. Harvard College records — Not released
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Medical records — Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘not available’
8. Law practice client list — Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate - - Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
13. Record of baptism— Not released or ‘not available’
14. Illinois State Senate records—’not available’

So what about it Senator O?


20 posted on 09/25/2008 10:14:11 AM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

They really are terrified of JOHN MC CAIN, aren’t they?


21 posted on 09/25/2008 10:15:53 AM PDT by blondee123 (Vote for the HERO, not the ZERO! Is PRESENT a vote???)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Why would you run an ad when the only people who are going to see it already agree with you in a fevered, rabid way?

All they have to do it run it once. On a place like MSNBC, with their low ratings, they can do it cheaply, but still do it nationally. That's the key.

Then, their accomplices in the rest of the media will then run story after story on the ad, drawing in millions of dollars worth of free airtime.

22 posted on 09/25/2008 10:18:05 AM PDT by kevkrom (McCain/Palin '08 -- Palin / ??? '12)
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To: donnab

Think if someone ran an ad about Barry’s being an affirmative action admitance to Columbia and Harvard.


23 posted on 09/25/2008 10:26:09 AM PDT by sobieski
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To: Owl_Eagle

I note that they haven’t asked if there is any correlation between Biden’s gaffe-an-hour rambling and his brain aneurysms...


24 posted on 09/25/2008 10:29:54 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: donnab

“8. Law practice client list — Not released”

If he represented anybody in a lawsuit this should be public record. Of course lightweights like Obama probably would not be found dirtying their hands at the courthouse actually vindicating rights of clients. That would be beneath him.

Contrast this guy with another Illinois lawyer, a fellow named Abraham Lincoln, who multi-tasked by doing politics and running a long, successful and varied law practice.

There is a great deal of wisdom to be gained from representing the common man in matters of importance, including life and death. You learn about human nature in ways that just being a privileged celeb would never teach you.


25 posted on 09/25/2008 10:31:43 AM PDT by bitterdfwrepub
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To: wideawake

Excellent point!

I got tagged teamed by my Attorney and a Paralegal yesterday and the crap they were spewing about McCain was so disrespecful! “He’s so old, he can’t get out of bed in the morning because of arthritis, he can’t type, he can’t walk, he crashed five planes, he has cancer, he’s had too many surgeries”....blah blah blah blah blah!

I thought my head was going to pop!!! ;]


26 posted on 09/25/2008 10:39:41 AM PDT by 007girl (Be Patriotic, Pay More Taxes!)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Mr. B.Hussein “I love nicotine” Obama hasn’t released his records either.

He may be younger but what is HE hiding?

Well, besides.....
Colombia Transcript(I’ll bet he’s not too smart)
Harvard transcript(Khalid al-Mansour)
Law School Grades(Did he even go?)
Law Review Work(I know he didn’t go)
Community Agitator Reference(Yeah, for Prez!!)
Annenberg Challenge Reference(So sad isn’t it?)
Perhaps someone from his Church(Naw, Naw, Naw...GD America!)
A colleague in the Senate(A Repub)
Any controversial Bills(BAIPA and Earmarks)
Transparent Fundraising(LOL...JK)
Wife’s job??(Follow the State $$)
Last, how about those FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATES?!
I can’t believe that is a REAL ISSUE and people won’t talk about it.
I’d rather throw mud and win rather than take the high road and lose.


27 posted on 09/25/2008 11:00:44 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (What do Obama and Osama have in common?-They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon! - Bill Ayers)
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To: donnab

He doesn’t have to answer you or anyone else because he is not Senator O.

He may be Senator Dunham
He may be Senator Soetoro
He may be Senator Stalin (Great-Great-Great Grandson minus the mustache)


28 posted on 09/25/2008 11:09:57 AM PDT by Gemsbok (Pledge to fight voter FRAUD (Acorn & Obama) be a poll worker, watcher, observer:Get in their face.)
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