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RALEIGH, N.C.--A new Obama ad released on Wednesday questions John McCain's experience in handling the economy and his judgment in tapping Sarh Palin to be his running mate. It comes as rifts are being written about between Palin and her McCain campaign handlers and polls suggest that she is turning out to be a liability. McCain's advisors had counted on Palin being a quick enough study so that her inexperience would not become a major issue. While Palin was crucial to McCain rallying his conservative base and drawing crowds, her downsides gave Obama an opening to leverage.

I asked Obama top strategist David Axelrod why they were going after Palin.

"We wanted to look at how Sen. McCain has talked about him self and the economy and his lack of grasp of the economic issues. He said he would appoint a vice president who had expertise on the economy and that's who he chose. And we'll let people make their own judgment," said Axelrod.

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Subject: Obama-Biden Campaign Launches New TV Ad On McCain In His Own Words On The Economy

Obama-Biden Campaign Launches New TV Ad On McCain In His Own Words On The Economy

CHICAGO, IL - Today, the Obama-Biden campaign introduced a new 30 second TV ad, "His Choice", which highlights John McCain in his own words admitting that he doesn't understand the economy well.

The Ad-"His Choice"

"His Choice" will begin airing in key states across the country tomorrow.

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John McCain in his own words


"I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated."

Wall Street Journal, 11/26/05

"The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should."

Boston Globe Political Intelligence, 12/18/07

"I might have to rely on a vice president that I select" for expertise on economic issues.

GOP Debate, 11/28/07

His choice?

On November 4th,

You Get to Make Yours

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14 Comments

John sticks his foot in his mouth again!


No wonder Obama is going to be the President of the United States.

Disregarding all the other qualities that make Obama a better President, one sticks out like a sore thumb.

He has better judgement! and common sense!

I so tired of everyone being over sensitive about
facts being thrown out about Palin because she is
the only female in the game.Then conviently using
her sex to walk her around the issues.If she didn't want to dress down to her underwear she
never should have went into the lockeroom.

This will be quickly followed by an Obama commercial where he stands up and says, "We need to lift each other up, not tear each other down".

And the press will believe him and continue to blame McCain only for "negative campaigning".

What a joke. If this guy Obama was any more transparent with his hypocrisy and lies (FISA, no private campaign, etc.) he'd be a ghost.

SO, the people will continue to be sheep and herd towards a charasmatic leader with no experience because he cn talk the talk but not walk the walk. This candidate has not been forthcoming about anything and has done nothing for CHicago or Illinois except be counted as "present", just the leadership we need right now...Present, next issue please. Sorry, that's above my pay grade, next issue please.

I think that this has been a remarkable journey that this Presidential run has taken this country on. Obama and his team worked tirelessly in this, the general election. However, let the history books of the future remind everyone that the real fight was in the primary, the Clintons. They beat two overachievers at their own game, politics! This is a great and unique time to be alive!

I think that this has been a remarkable journey that this Presidential run has taken this country on. Obama and his team worked tirelessly in this, the general election. However, let the history books of the future remind everyone that the real fight was in the primary, the Clintons. They beat two overachievers at their own game, politics! This is a great and unique time to be alive!

I think that this has bee

A guy with no experience dares to downplay Governer's experience? What a communtoy organizer?

A guy with no experience dares to downplay Governer's experience? What a communtoy organizer?

Darryn:

I hate to remind you, but these were McCain's own words. Not only were they his words, but I also wrote down the references and looked them up. They all match.

It's obvious from the people on Main Street to Saturday Night Live to Alaska's Anchorage Times (yes, THAT Alaska - where some of its residents can see Russia from their island) that Sarah Palin was a poor and irresponsible choice on the part of McCain. It should say something when a major newspaper in a state the size of Alaska says they're not supporting one of their own for candidacy. These are not smear tactics when the words come directly from the person himself.

Let's be honest, Darryn. John McCain put us all in danger with this underqualified, undereducated and uncouth choice for VP (she actually gave a "shout out" during a Vice-Presidential debate, for God sakes!). I'm not a republican, but I am outraged that McCain made such a blatant error with her simply to win disgruntled Hillary supporters. What's really sad about this is you aren't upset as well!

Obama's made smart choices all the way through. He's intelligent, articulate, sound in judgement and has the ability to unite our country during a time when it needs it the most. He's my choice, not because he's black or has residence in my hometown of Chicago; he's my choice because he's the right man for the job. Period. End of chat! If he were a republican I'd still vote for him - partisan feelings aside.

Keep that in mind when you cast your ballot.

Sincerely,
db

Is this the transparency we are to believe in? The only transparency Sistah Sarah is interested in is a glass ceiling. Not the one Hillary taught us to know and love. This is a ceiling of her own design. One that is self serving. It's only purpose is to be the launching pad for Sarah Georgette palin's legacy.

What McSarah doesn't realize is, She is being used. She is of no more import than the 18 million "pawns" they hope to attract by making her the hood ornament on the Flip Flop Express.

Sarah was a big deal in Wasilla. Not so in Sin City. A barracuda is out of it's league when surrounded by Great White Sharks. Now, They may allow her to think she is one of them, as long as she is stirring up the water and directing prey into their jaws.... But when her mission is accomplished, she will become a midnight snack.

I believe that my generation of women was the first to come of age with most of us believing that the world would be fair to us.

Women have not been treated with equal respect in this campaign, but at least women are in it!

Can you even imagine being a woman and NOT being able to vote?

Thanks to the suffragettes, America has women voters and wide range of women candidates, and we are a better country for it! Women have voices and choices! Just like men.

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There's millions of "words" that obama has said that should be used against him. WORDS? JUST WORDS? Remember that? I sure do.

SARAH PALIN WON'T BE ABLE TO RUN FOR DOGCATCHER
WHEN SHE RETURNS TO ALASKA, SHE HAS SHOT HERSELF
IN THE FOOT MORE THAN ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL!

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