Skip to comments.Liberal PACs Ready Attack Ad on McCain’s Health
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 McCains health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCains face immediately after his last operation for melanoma skin cancer eight years ago, the commercial ends with a screen headline that reads, Why wont 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.
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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?
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.
Yes EVERY president and candidate MUST release their medical records...
so... how about it Bill Clinton?
Is this all these people have on McCain? Pretty lame.
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!!
PALIN ‘08. Someone’s supposed to vote for Obastard because McCain might die? Not me.
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.
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!
How about OBama shows us his REAL Birth Certificate, not the photoshopped phony on his web site.
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.
Bill Clinton Hell, how about B. Hussein Obama?
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.
This ‘ll backfire.
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!!
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.
(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.
Has Obama released his records?? Sure would like to see his medicine cabinet...and/or look under his mattress.
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!
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?
They really are terrified of JOHN MC CAIN, aren’t they?
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.
Think if someone ran an ad about Barry’s being an affirmative action admitance to Columbia and Harvard.
I note that they haven’t asked if there is any correlation between Biden’s gaffe-an-hour rambling and his brain aneurysms...
“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.
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!!! ;]
Mr. B.Hussein “I love nicotine” Obama hasn’t released his records either.
He may be younger but what is HE hiding?
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)
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.
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)