by John Hawkins | August 12, 2008 11:00 am
The McCain campaign has put out another ad that hits the same themes as the now famous “Celebrity” and “The One” ads,
Hilariously, Jake Tapper over at ABC is cranky because so many white women are featured in the video,
How many young white women professing adoration for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, can you count in this anti-Obama web video that the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, was sending out yesterday?
One…two…three…four…sure are a lot of young white women in this thing….
Why do you think they put so many young white women professing their love for Obama in what is clearly an anti-Obama video? What would possibly be negative about young white women liking Sen. Obama?
I can explain it, Jake. It’s the same stategery that Mike Huckabee’s campaign used when they put out his much discussed cross video.
You see, the only people who think it’s racist to have white women in an ad with Obama are liberals, who think all conservatives are racist anyway — while everybody else thinks their complaints are silly. Heck, even Obama must think those complaints are silly because he has had white women in his own ads numerous times.
So, why does McCain put them in there anyway, if libs like Jake Tapper are going to freak out over it? Duh — because he WANTS THEM TO FREAK OUT OVER IT.
When they freak out, it creates controversy. Controversy creates views of McCain’s YouTube videos which hit Obama on the issues — taxes, for example — and also hammer home the meta-meme that Obama is a substanceless puffball who isn’t qualified to be President of the United States.
In other words, the McCain campaign isn’t worried about offending liberals with these ads — to the contrary, they’re counting on it.
Seldom do I use the words “brilliant campaign strategy” and “John McCain” in the same sentence, but he deserves the compliment on these ads.
PS: Jake? Keep it up and there may be a fruit basket in it from the McCain campaign when this thing is all over.
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