These 54 seconds will win the election for us (spread to EVERYONE you know!)

At their core, elections are very simple.  You develop an argument for your candidacy and against that of your opponent's.  You then spend your campaign pounding away at that argument.

Barack Obama's central argument is that this moment in our history requires fundamental change, and that John McCain's policies represent an extension of George Bush's.  There are all sorts of ancillary debates, but this is the central argument of his general election candidacy.

Here, my friends, is the 54-second clip that reinforces his argument more than $150,000,000 in advertising dollars could possibly do.

From 6/05 on Meet the Press:

This is a gift from the gods.  Please send it to everyone you know. :)

Tags: gaffe, Macacca, mccain (all tags)

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Re: These 54 seconds will win the election for us

Tips for John McCain's many Sundays spent in the studio.

by Pat Flatley 2008-06-12 03:00PM | 0 recs
John McCain

is absolutely right, our debt to him is boundless.  I just sent this out to my mailing list.

by Beltway Dem 2008-06-12 04:15PM | 0 recs
You should crosspost this at DKos

by MILiberal 2008-06-12 04:24PM | 0 recs
Re: You should crosspost this at DKos

I don't have a Kos account, but I'd love anyone to post it.  To clarify, I didn't make this clip - a friend sent it over to me.  I don't know where he got it, but the fact is that this could win the election for us.  It sounds like an exaggeration, but it ties McCain to Bush in such a way that is totally irrefutable.  

How did we have elections prior to the YouTube era?  (err...2006).

by Pat Flatley 2008-06-12 04:29PM | 0 recs
Doesn't look like anyone else has posted it there

So I'll make a diary about it. I'll have it up in 5 minutes or so

by MILiberal 2008-06-12 04:38PM | 0 recs
Does anyone know how to embed a video in a diary?

I can't figure out how to do it, and the help at Dkos is down :(

by MILiberal 2008-06-12 04:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Does anyone know how to embed a video in a dia

John McBush, the gift that keeps on giving my friends!

by comingawakening 2008-06-12 05:19PM | 0 recs
It is already there

by netgui68 2008-06-12 04:46PM | 0 recs
Here's my diary on it at Dkos

Here

by MILiberal 2008-06-12 05:03PM | 0 recs
Re: You should crosspost this at DKos

Pat Flatley, You Magnificent Bastard.

by RockvilleLiberal2 2008-06-12 05:20PM | 0 recs
Beautiful clip!!

Yes, this one should clinch the argument.

Bravo!!

by Sieglinde 2008-06-12 03:05PM | 0 recs
McCain is making it so easy

It's almost unfair to Obama.

How can we have the most vibrant nominee since RFK and put him against a confused man and a political machine that has completely broken down.

RECed

by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-06-12 03:14PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain is making it so easy

How can we have the most vibrant nominee since RFK and put him against a confused man and a political machine that has completely broken down.

This is the stuff from which landslides are made.

As far as I'm concerned, the #1 reason to support Obama is that if he DOES get a "mandate", he'll have the organizational foresight and genius not to squander it. A lot will have to go right, and a lot will have to not go wrong, but if the perfect storm comes together the next 4 years could be really exciting.

by obsessed 2008-06-12 04:33PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain is making it so easy

Jesus people, stop it! Do not relax! We can't afford to talk landslide, hell, we can't even afford to talk about winning. We are trying to elect a black man president with a divided party. We can't afford to get comfortable.

We are Obama supporters. We campaign like we are 10 points down. Don't give yourself the luxury of believing this will be easy. If you do, we lose.

by pneuma 2008-06-12 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: McCain is making it so easy

We are Obama supporters. We campaign like we are 10 points down.

HEAR, HEAR!

We cannot expect people like Rush to keep that self-imposed muzzle on forever.
Hillary is on-board. SO WHAT?
Obama is beating McCain nationally. SO WHAT?
We have a clip of him signing off on Bush's policies.SO WHAT?
COnservatives SAY  they will stay home in November. SO WHAT?

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE DESIRE OF CONSERVATIVES TO KEEP THE STATUS QUO. WE ARE STILL TRYING TO GET A BLACK MAN ELECTED. THAT WILL NOT BE EASY.
And for my Hillary supporters out there, I would be equally vehement as well if she was my nominee.

John McCain is Bob Dole reincarnated. We have a candidate that is not prone to gaffes and doesn't make many mistakes. SO WHAT? It 2000 showed us anything, it showed us that  they will do anything   to keep our candidate out of the WHite House.

You want to win ? Fight like you are losing!

by xodus1914 2008-06-12 07:37PM | 0 recs
Nice job...

...Pat!   The McGaffe that just keeps on giving!

by hootie4170 2008-06-12 03:34PM | 0 recs
McGaffe

McGaffe

That may be the winner of the McDiss sweepstakes.

by obsessed 2008-06-12 04:29PM | 0 recs
This could well be the YouTube that changed

the world.

by Rumarhazzit 2008-06-12 03:35PM | 0 recs
Re: These 54 seconds will win the election for us

This HAS to used in an attack ad.

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-12 03:37PM | 0 recs
Re: These 54 seconds will win the election for us

*to be

by spacemanspiff 2008-06-12 03:38PM | 0 recs
Re: These 54 seconds will win the election for us

It doesn't even need to be edited. Just buy a minute of air time, show all 54 seconds.

Maybe a little frame at the beginning that says "John McCain: another four years of George W. Bush" and then play the clip. It's a gift.

by TCQuad 2008-06-12 04:30PM | 0 recs
Re: These 54 seconds will win the election for us

Preferrably in October

by netgui68 2008-06-12 04:47PM | 0 recs
Very nice

recced.

by Student Guy 2008-06-12 04:02PM | 0 recs
Physical discipline??

The War on Dr. Spock is truly one of the great transcendental issues of our time.

Or is he talking about wife-beating?

by obsessed 2008-06-12 04:27PM | 0 recs
What is John McCain thinking?

The only way he can possibly win this election is to distance himself from the President as much as he possibly can, while hoping that the hardcore conservative base will be impassioned to turn out against Obama rather than for himself.

Appealing to your base while alienating everyone else is a losing strategy when your base makes up only a quarter of the population and the other side is way more passionate...

by BishopRook 2008-06-12 07:03PM | 0 recs
Oh, 2005.

That explains it.  He was for Bush before he was against him.

by BishopRook 2008-06-12 07:09PM | 0 recs
There is a crisper one from the DNC:

(juxtaposing his contradiction).

http://www.democrats.org/a/2008/06/mccai n_bamboozl.php

by DraftChickenHawks 2008-06-12 07:21PM | 0 recs
The fact that McCain is like Bush is important...

but what is most important is that McCain's administration will have the same incompetents that have been DESTROYING our government for the past seven years.  His policy agreements with Bush will hurt, but it's the R next to his name that will kill him.

by nklein 2008-06-12 08:36PM | 0 recs
Re: These 54 seconds will win the election for us

Support of men and women in the military????

He just voted against the new GI Bill!

by Juno 2008-06-13 05:11AM | 0 recs
The most interesting part of this video

is the word "on" and where McSame uses it.

War ON Iraq, not in Iraq.

Yeah, that's what I thought.

by NewtC 2008-06-13 07:46AM | 0 recs

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