Skip to comments.Liberal PACs Ready Attack Ad on McCain’s Health (Howard Dean's brother's 527 alert)
Posted on 09/25/2008 10:58:44 AM PDT by housedeep
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.
Officials at the groups, both of which are political action committees that rely on individual donors, said they hoped to show the spot on stations in battleground states in the coming weeks as well. But it is unclear if individual stations will accept the spot: Leighton Akio Woodhouse, a spokesman for Brave New PAC, said late Wednesday that CNN declined to accept the commercial after reviewing its contents this week.
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McCain has a history of cancer, Biden has a history of Aneurysms, one of them kills over a long period of time, one can kill in under a second without warning.
Dupes: sorry !
i say bring it on....this is just a ruse. Let them do it, so we can do our ads.
Every white person over 50 gets melanoma unless they’ve been living in a cave somewhere.
How sad for their mother - insanity must run in the family.
Yeah, this is going to go over well with voters. Sure. Go for it.
Leftists don’t seem to get that regular people don’t hate McCain and Palin like they do.
no worries Nick
we both saw it at the same time...isnt it horrible?
Just show a picture/video of his 96 year old mother, who is in excellent mental and physical health..
Nope: good eyes (even though I use glasses!)
BTW: moot...already pulled.
Do they forget how many people have had cancer? I am a very lucky survivor of lung cancer. (2 1/2 years so far) I don’t think cancer survivors are going to take well to a campaign that tries to smear a survivor of any form of cancer.
They can show one with the effects of Cocaine on the mind for Obama also.
Dean and his brother should get real jobs. And pay the taxes they inflict on the public.
McCain’s mother is 96 and still in good health - she was at the RNC. McCain himself is in good health and has no cancer at present.
If we are going to talk about the relative mortality of the candidates then consider this...
We have had 4 Presidents suffer death from natural causes in office.
We have had four Presidents killed and one wounded by assassins.
Given the the racial component of Obama being potentially the first black President shouldn’t we be equally concerned about his likelihood of dying? And his VP has already had two aneurysms!
.... add to that, Obambi is a smoker and both of his parents died young. Hmm.
Yep, McCain’s mom’s a spitfire; kind of like Barbara Bush, but OLDER!! :)
This will go over well with cancer survivors and their families, and with seniors.