dnc sidebar V: John McCain’s “Christmas truce” ad

28 Aug

This just popped up on Yahoo! News:  John McCain to run “one night only” ad praising Obama.

The idea is, basically, that because Sen. Obama is the first african-american nominee of a major political party, and he’s giving his acceptance speech on the anniversary of MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech, it’s worthy of note.  Sen. McCain, who’s been villified in Denver these last few days, is being very sportsmanlike here, and good for him.

Of course, he also says “tomorrow, we’ll be right back at it.”  And they well.  But it’s nice of him.

If I were cynical, I’d say he’s only doing it because he knows unhappy Hillary supporters might be watching, but I’m not cynical.  Much.

No video yet – it’ll be on TV tonight.

UPDATE: Here it is.  Pure class.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 28, 2008 in Uncategorized


One response to “dnc sidebar V: John McCain’s “Christmas truce” ad

  1. fever2tell

    August 30, 2008 at 8:21 am

    he did it because it was an easy way to look good and gain political street cred by doing something that has no meaning. he was about to make himself look very very good by nominating an (unqualified) female as VP the next day, so he could only gain by congratulating obama, it couldn’t possibly hurt him.


    the chagrined look on his face as he stood up there on the podium next to sarah palin and had to admit to the world that he’s ‘running with a girl’ was priceless though. he looked pretty damn unhappy.

    and oh PS MCain, i know you’re old and all, but one uterus isn’t interchangable with another. if you think you’re going to woo hillary supporters by baiting and switiching one of the most competent female leaders with a woman who is anything but (and is still a pro-lifer) you’ve got another thought coming to you, buddy.


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