The message of John McCain's new attack ad that debuted Saturday both perfects and makes more harsh a theme...
The message of John McCain's new attack ad that debuted Saturday both perfects and makes more harsh a theme that his campaign has been developing for weeks: specifically, that the Illinois Democrat does not care about American troops.
The Obama campaign defended itself with John McCain's own words - an excerpt from the Congressional Record meant to embarrass McCain for his tactics.
In a floor speech from May 2007, John McCain said: "How can we possibly find honor in using the fate of our servicemen to score political advantage in Washington? There is no pride to be had in such efforts. We are at war, a hard and challenging war, and we do no service for the best of us-those who fight and risk all on our behalf-by playing politics with their service."
In June, McCain apologized for using the image of Gen. David Petraeus in a political mailer, saying that politicization of the military would "not happen again" in his campaign.
Once again, McCain says one thing but does another. Or is this just another "Senior Moment" for McCain?
Forgetting what he has said previously, positions he has previously taken, facts like timelines, when the surge started, the difference between Shia and Sunni, that Czechoslovakia is a country that has not existed for the past 15 years as a nation, that Putin is not the President of Germany, that you can not veto a beer, that you do not deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies, that the borders of Iraq and Afghanistan are separate and distinct, etc, etc., ad nauseum.
Such "Senior Moments" were called "bloopers" or "gaffes" with George W. Bush, but with a 72 year-old John McCain such moments must be seen for what they are, namely: Alzheimer's Disease....