Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What's He Got to Do With It?

John McCain is in big trouble. More than I thought.

This morning, McCain's new ad, which not too subtly blames Barack Obama for rising gas prices, played on the TV at the shore. As the Caucus blog describes, McCain Ad Takes On Obama Over Gas Prices:

“Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?” the announcer in the ad asks as a still-shot of Mr. Obama fills the screen and an unseen crowd chants, “Obama! Obama!” Subtle? Not so much.

The 30-second spot highlights Senator John McCain’s support for more offshore drilling to wean the country off its dependence on foreign oil. “One man knows we must now drill more in America and rescue our family budgets,” the announcer says. “Don’t hope for more energy, vote for it.”

See also, McCain Ad: Obama to Blame for High Gas Prices, which notes that McCain is the one who's been around for 26 of the 30 years our oil problems have been building. However, that's not the real problem with the ad.

My 16 year old niece watched the ad, turned to the rest of the family and said: That ad makes no sense at all. How can anyone blame Obama for the price of gas? He's not the President. What does he have to do with it?

She's 16 and not especially interested in politics and she gets it.

He's in trouble.

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