In Obama's Own Words
by Josh Orton, Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 03:07:44 PM EDT
Barack Obama pushes back today on McCain's Britney/Paris "celebrity" charge:
And I've got to agree totally with Joe on this one:
Team Obama should turn this into an ad. Be much better than that usual pablum being produced by GMMB. The campaign's ads, including that new one, "Low Road," look like every other political ad run by every other candidate - including first time congressional candidates. Given that's all the D.C. media consultants know how to do, it's not surprising. But, this campaign can't be like every other political campaign. The ads need to reflect Obama.
The Obama in the clip above is confident, aggressive, convincing, and dismissive of McCain's smear all at once. He's his own best messenger.
Update [2008-7-31 19:16:38 by Josh Orton]: We should be under no illusions: McCain's people are getting better at playing hardball. In order to win, McCain really has to play dirty and tear Obama down. So while Obama's campaign introduced the "low road express" microsite, McCain's campaign accused them of playing the race card. And it was all over cable.