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.
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.
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
On November 4th,
You Get to Make Yours