Sheesh. Still trying to catch up with my external e-mail address from the last few days, I’m just seeing this release from the Obama camp that came in Monday:
Obama Campaign Features Washington’s Biggest Celebrity in New Ad: “Embrace”
CHICAGO, IL – The Obama campaign today released a new 30-second television spot highlighting the record of the biggest celebrity in Washington, John McCain. The ad entitled “Embrace” addresses the numerous ways in which the special interests in Washington have embraced John McCain and how McCain has hugged right back, employing lobbyists in top positions and giving tax breaks to oil and drug companies, instead of working to ease the burden on middle-class families.
The ad will begin running on national cable on Tuesday.
You can view the ad HERE.
You can read Obama’s plan to restore faith in Washington HERE.
You can call the "celebrity" stuff back and forth mere excessive cutesiness (although some partisans like to see wickedness beneath it all — when done by the other side, of course). But this video goes over the top (or under the bottom) by using the very favorite anti-McCain image of the Hate-Bush crowd. Obviously, anyone who would EVER give the president of the U.S. a hug is evil, right?
From MoveOn.org I expect this stuff. Not from Obama himself, even sheathed in "cuteness." Sheesh.