Tacit Tactics: John McCain Screwed by Own Words

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By Matt Van Hoven Comments

A new spot by the DNC aims to put Sen. John McCain to task on his recent slate of attack ads against Sen. Barack Obama.

The spot: After briefly rolling through a number of anti-Obama attack ads, the ad shows Sen. McCain (in 2000) saying, “I just have to rely on the good judgment of the voters not to buy into these negative attack ads (Ed’s note: we presume he’s referring to those that aired during the 2000 election). Sooner or later, people are going to figure out that if all you run is negative attack ads, you don’t have much of a vision for the future or you’re not ready to articulate it.”

Context people! Obviously, McCain would say this way back when, before the realities of the presidential election race were in front of him. Everyone knows that the best way to swing voters is by trashing your opponent*. Look, why talk about the good things you’re doing when you could make the other guy look bad by misrepresenting his voting record et cetera?

*sarcasm

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