Friday, April 25, 2008

Lame Brain McCain

McCain says that North Carolina GOP is "out of touch with reality."
Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain accused North Carolina's Republican Party of being "out of touch with reality" over its refusal to pull an advertisement criticizing Democrat Barack Obama.

In an NBC interview aired on Friday, the Arizona senator said he has done all he can to persuade the state party to cancel the television ad that criticizes Obama as "too extreme" because of controversial remarks made by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

"They're not listening to me because they're out of touch with reality and the Republican Party. We are the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan and this kind of campaigning is unacceptable," McCain told NBC's "Today" Show.

"I've done everything that I can to repudiate and to see that this kind of campaigning does not continue," he added.
John McCain never misses an opportunity to criticize fellow Republicans. However, he doesn't explain what "reality" he's talking about. If he has a problem with this ad, he should say WHY he has a problem with this ad, i.e., what he finds offensive about it. He shouldn't just give in to the left's complaints because their only complaint is that that the ad is effective. Obama is an extreme far left liberal and his close relationship with Jeremiah Wright (an anti-American racist) is evidence of it. Remember, this reverend is Obama's mentor. No one can say he hasn't influenced Obama's thinking. Obama said he can't disown the man. There's nothing wrong with pointing that out.

So it is worth asking again: What is inaccurate about this ad? Is is misleading? Is Wright not close to Obama? What? McCain says he wants to run a high road campaign, but the fact is, the top issues in each presidential election are the character and judgment of the candidates. If the NC GOP is willing to make the argument that Obama is not fit to be president, then it is doing its citizenry a service and if McCain wants to be president, he'd better make sure people are aware that there are more differences between he and Obama than just policy. If he doesn't, he is doing the country a disservice.