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Should McCain Keep His "0bama is not ready to lead" Line of Attack?
Self | 9/3/08 | Me

Posted on 10/02/2008 3:12:20 PM PDT by paudio

"0bama is not ready to lead" has been McCain's main line of attack, shown in almost every TV and web Ad that the campaign produces. While it worked well in Summer, perhaps it is time to think another line of attack. "... not ready to lead" fitted well when 0bama was seen as a newcomer in the national politics. As the campaign develops to the last four weeks, however, most people have been somewhat familiar to 0bama. They have seen a person who was lacking specificity in his answers, but still could hold himself during the debate. So, McCain's "... not ready to lead" might have been worn off by now.

I never actually consider 0bama not ready to lead. That notion is tied with experience and once he is in the office he will learn. My main concern is his ideology. He is ready to lead with his leftist ideology. It is dangerous for America. His ideology is formed and internalized during the 45 years of his life (which he hides or the past 2 years). Just look at his writings, the companions he kept (and still keep), and his state and US Senate records. Writing one or two bills with a conservative senator does not negate his leftist ideology. During the debate, McCain mentioned that 0bama's foreign policy might be dangerous. Perhaps it is time for him to hightlight that.


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KEYWORDS: mccainad; slogan
I know it might be difficult for the campaign to do this because despite what McCain said about 'Our difference is in political philosophy', McCain is not a movement conservative. While he holds some conservative positions, he cares more about 'country first' which for him means taking actions with whatever he consider right at the time, regardless whether the action is informed by conservative political philosophy or not.
1 posted on 10/02/2008 3:12:21 PM PDT by paudio
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To: paudio

It’s a lame, dumb question... It asks a question, and tries to lead the voters into an answer... It should make a STATEMENT... throughout the ads... THIS IS WHY he’s not fit to lead.


2 posted on 10/02/2008 3:14:16 PM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: NYC Republican

nope

its all about “Obama is liberal” “radical” “leftist”

just watch tonite as Palin begins the final push

its gonna work!! people still have doubts about this mystery man.


3 posted on 10/02/2008 3:15:54 PM PDT by housedeep
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To: paudio

I don’t know that I would drop the theme - it would make it appear that it was spurious in the first place. Why not modify it to compare and contrast to Sarah Palin? Describe about half a dozen ways in which she is more ready to lead than Hussein 0bama. This keeps the theme going and hits the Left Wing slime-Palin machine where it hurts, too.


4 posted on 10/02/2008 3:18:12 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: paudio

Btw, what with this ‘once he’s in office’ stuff....?


5 posted on 10/02/2008 3:19:33 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: paudio

not after voting for that pork bill!


6 posted on 10/02/2008 3:19:46 PM PDT by sappy
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To: All

Resume of: B HUSSEIN OBAMA

1.) COLB
Proven fake by more than one source
2.) Sketchy childhood
We know some details - Lots of gaps - muslim?
3.) College thesis has vanished
Was it anything like Michele’s?
4.) Overseas travel
Pakistan? Why? On what passport?
5.) Law records
What cases did he represent?
6.) Senate records disappeared
What was he trying to hide?
7.) Associations
Rev Wright, Ft Flager, Ayers, Rezko, Davis, Michele etc.
8.) Senate voting record
That speaks for itself
9.) SCOTUS
Who would his choices be?
10.) Proven Liar
11.) Inexperience
12.) Racist, Sexist, Radical, Marxist views

THIS IS THE TRUTH FOLKS!!
B Hussein scares the hell out of me.
Keep the community organizer out of the White House


7 posted on 10/02/2008 3:19:55 PM PDT by mouse1 (McCain Palin)
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To: paudio

Nobama is not FIT for anything except feeding at the public trough, and is probably unqualified for that due to his failure to register for the draft.


8 posted on 10/02/2008 3:20:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: housedeep

How about: Obama’s not ready to release his original birth certificate. ?


9 posted on 10/02/2008 3:21:42 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: paudio

“Obama is a Kenyan citizen” would be much more effective.


10 posted on 10/02/2008 3:23:17 PM PDT by DRey
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To: NYC Republican; paudio

“Not ready to lead” and similar kinds of claims always seemed to me from the get-go to be weak, and self-defeating.......”he’s dangerous” is much better, but not entirely within McCain’s apparent comfort zone, so I wouldn’t expect much from McC personally along those lines, and probably not much from more blunt ad hominem TV and radio ads......There is SO much to attack Obama on, yet the McCain campaign at this phase seems to defer to the more abstract, bi-partisan gentlemanliness, which never rises to anger at being ridiculed, lied about, misrepresented, which Obama and his surrogates are positively lovin’ being able to get away with on a daily basis/ OTOH, the “he’s dangerous” tack would be undermined if they chose to do it in commercials with the usual ominous sounding voice-over, that by now is so generic that the actual content is lost, or likely to be overlooked by the dazed viewer/voter. THere are STILL millions of people who don’t know much about this Obama character, which is why you can expect him to lose, not counting the possibilities of mass voter fraud.


11 posted on 10/02/2008 3:24:28 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: paudio

I’d use it one more time - and reference “Call me if you need me” from the bailout.


12 posted on 10/02/2008 3:24:46 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: NYC Republican

He’s never gonna be “ready to lead”

Unless folks want to be led into a softcore communist takeover of America by their own ballot boxes


13 posted on 10/02/2008 3:25:42 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: paudio

Good vanity post. I agree that the question is ideology. Obama is a stalking horse for Marxist-Lenists, and a cult-of-personality sociopath as well. Some of the Obama supporters I know, otherwise rational people, are entranced by The One.


14 posted on 10/02/2008 3:26:04 PM PDT by Poincare
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To: paudio
The issue is not that Obama is "not ready to lead." He will never be ready to lead the United States. He's a Marxist and isn't going to change his beliefs.
15 posted on 10/02/2008 3:32:14 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at http://www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: paudio; P-Marlowe

In terms of a critical issue, of course he should keep it up. 48% of American believes Obama is too inexperienced to be president. We don’t want to lose that.

We want to build on it.

How did such an inexperienced man get such support?

How did a first term thousand-aire Senator become a multi-millionaire in less than 4 years?

How did a new politician get 200 million dollars of support to make his name a household word?

What has an inexperienced man had to promise to get vaulted to the top with such money behind him?

Who is the devil he made the deal with?


16 posted on 10/02/2008 3:32:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: supremedoctrine; NYC Republican
”he’s dangerous” is much better, but not entirely within McCain’s apparent comfort zone, so I wouldn’t expect much from McC personally along those lines, and probably not much from more blunt ad hominem TV and radio ads......

They have used 'he is hypocrite' explicitly, so it will not be too much stretch into.. "he is dangerous".

17 posted on 10/02/2008 3:33:14 PM PDT by paudio (Nobody cried 'racism' when Swann, Blackwell, and Steele lost to white guys in 2006)
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To: paudio

“Bad judgment” would be a stronger position than “Not ready to lead.” Bad judgment ties together everything that’s wrong with Obama: his left wing liberalism, his associations with Ayers, Rezko and Wright, and his voting record (Born Alive, etc), positions (against the surge) and statements (”bitter, clinging to guns and religion” etc.) “Obama has bad judgment” is an easy case to make, backed up by truth.


18 posted on 10/02/2008 3:34:24 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: paudio

How about...”Obama: Too Uppity”


19 posted on 10/02/2008 3:42:11 PM PDT by montag813
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To: NYC Republican

...and it’s not playing in Peoria.


20 posted on 10/02/2008 3:42:11 PM PDT by kempster
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To: mouse1

You have proven superior to anyone running the McCain campaign with this concise list.


21 posted on 10/02/2008 3:43:15 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: paudio

Tag line says it all:


22 posted on 10/02/2008 3:49:16 PM PDT by CedarDave (Hey, John -- "Country First" is getting yourself elected. Take the fight to Obama and the Democrats!)
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To: paudio
Should McCain Keep His "0bama is not ready to lead" Line of Attack?

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! His problems of late stem from the fact that he's shown the backbone of an invertebrate when dealing with the Dems on this housing "crisis". He refused to name names, he refused to go on the offensive immediately using the facts at hand which implicated 0bama and the Dems, and he has tried to engineer a bipartisan monstrosity to "do something" about the mess we're in. The sooner he shows a spine and starts hitting 0bama hard with everything including the kitchen sink, the sooner he has a fighting chance again.

23 posted on 10/02/2008 4:15:28 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: paudio

No it should be the He launched his campaign in a terrorists living room line of attack, followed up with the rev wright line of attack, and the list goes on.


24 posted on 10/02/2008 4:17:25 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: paudio

“Obama not ready to lead” sticks. Why do we remember ads from our childhood —repetition. To drop it now loses all effect and is flip flop just like Obama is saying anything to get the vote.


25 posted on 10/02/2008 4:18:28 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: paudio

I’d have to say, considering the amount of ammunition McCain has, he’s running absolutely the worst, most pathetic, screwball, clueless campaign I’ve ever seen. He could sink the Obama campaign practically overnight if he’d take advantage of the FM scandals. But for some strange reason known only to God and maybe some space aliens, he refuses to do so. I’m pulling the hair out of my head, and I refuse to contribute a dime to his campaign until he pulls his head out of his you-know-what.


26 posted on 10/02/2008 4:22:57 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: paudio
You are full of crap... because McCain is NOT ATTACKING obama ANYWHARE and in ANY WAY! McCain is doing NOTHING at all... but LOSING!

LLS

27 posted on 10/02/2008 4:52:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: paudio

**Should McCain Keep His “0bama is not ready to lead” Line of Attack?**

Yes, because it is true.


28 posted on 10/02/2008 9:12:23 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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