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Reformed Chicks Blabbing

Not very post-racial of him but then we all knew that was crap when we found out what kind of church he went to:

“John McCain right now, he’s spending an awful lot of time talking about me,” Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said today in Rolla, Mo. “You notice that? I haven’t seen an ad yet where he talks about what he’s gonna do. And the reason is because those folks know they don’t have any good answers, they know they’ve had their turn over the last eight years and made a mess of things. They know that you’re not real happy with them.”
Obama continued: “And so the only way they figure they’re going to win this election is if they make you scared of me. So what they’re saying is, ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he’s… doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency, you know, he’s got a, he’s got a funny name.’
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“But, since they don’t have any new ideas the only strategy they’ve got in this election is to try to scare you about me. They’re going to try to say that I’m a risky guy, they’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills and, and they’re going to send out nasty emails.
“And, you know, the latest one they’ve got me in an ad with Paris Hilton,” Obama said, referring to a McCain campaign ad launched today. “You know, never met the woman. But, but, you know, what they’re gonna try to argue is that somehow I’m too risky.”

This is the reaction to McCain’s calling him inexperienced and a media darling? Where has McCain ever mentioned that Obama’s name is funny? Obama’s charges are ridiculous and everyone knows it.This kind of thing isn’t going to work, he needs to figure out a response to the attack, not whine about it. And anyone who has been paying attention knows that McCain has been doing ads that focus on his own record and what he plans to do when he gets in office.
BTW, I think its telling that he keeps bringing up the name issue even though he’s the only one doing it. It seems he’s got some issues with his own name. Smells like childhood angst to me.
Another BTW, this is absolutely ridiculous and typical of lefty bloggers:

“I note with interest today, John McCain’s new tactic of associating Barack Obama with oversexed and/or promiscuous young white women,” writes liberal blogger Josh Marshall. “Presumably, a la Harold Ford 2006, this will be one of those strategies that will be a matter of deep dispute during the campaign and later treated as transparent and obvious once the campaign is concluded.”
Continues Marshall: “the McCain campaign is now pushing the caricature of Obama as a uppity young black man whose presumptuousness is displayed not only in taking on airs above his station but also in a taste for young white women.”

It’s clear from the ad that the celebrity of Obama is being compared to Spears and Hilton. Heck! Even Obama’s compared himself to Hilton:

“Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame. I’ve already had an hour and a half. I mean, I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.”

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