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Turning on a dime - Has McCain's "Celebobama" TV attack ad
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Turning on a dime - Has McCain's "Celebobama" TV attack ad knocked the Obama campaign juggernaut off-course?
Posted August 5, 2008 | 12:01 AM (EST)

A Moment in Time
There was an infinitesimal moment just before McCain's "Celeobama" ad hit the airwaves when even Republicans held their breath, hedging their comments and ready to bail out should the ad backfire. The media, which can normally be counted on to exploit political missteps, also seemed ready to laugh off the old man. They were prepared to label it an act of desperation - the kiss of death in any campaign.

But Obama chose to respond with sarcasm rather than indignation - and so opened the floodgates that led to the worse possible insult that his campaign could ever suffer: not being taken seriously. Obama's oft-quoted sound bite, and his initial response to McCain, " that the best you can come up with?" sounded too dismissive and, alas!, arrogant. It actually played right into the ad's contention that he was beginning to act like a celebrity instead of acting like a president.

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  -Turning on a dime - Has McCain's "Celebobama" TV attack ad madeline_con  Aug-04-08 11:52 PM   #0 
  - I didn't read the article, but in answer to the headline:  cliffordu   Aug-04-08 11:57 PM   #1 
  - I completely disagree "Is that the best you can come up with?" is a position of strength  cbc5g   Aug-04-08 11:59 PM   #2 
  - Actually, it's an invitation for McCain to come up with even more negative crap  cryingshame   Aug-05-08 02:45 PM   #14 
  - Wow, that is a warped interpretation... "Obama played right into the ad's contention"? WTF.  berni_mccoy   Aug-04-08 11:59 PM   #3 
  - The Article's All Wrong on Assumptions  kurtboss   Aug-05-08 12:03 AM   #4 
  - Agreed. There seemed to be amusement and the anticipation of a  madeline_con   Aug-05-08 12:15 AM   #8 
  - No, mccain's rove generated ad managed to piss off a  zidzi   Aug-05-08 12:10 AM   #5 
  - Obama's answer was the BEST possible answer.... if he acted indignant, they would've POUNCED...  scheming daemons   Aug-05-08 12:11 AM   #6 
  - Of course. Today I saw pundits on MSNBC and CNN basically denouncing McCain's campaign & ads.  writes3000   Aug-05-08 12:13 AM   #7 
  - Yes, his comment was dismissive, like brushing a fly off his sleeve.  madeline_con   Aug-05-08 12:17 AM   #9 
  - Obama needs to smack this senile old fuck down.  anonymous171   Aug-05-08 01:03 AM   #10 
  - Watch Obama's ads closely. They ALL underscore McCain's  DFLforever   Aug-05-08 01:22 AM   #11 
  - the writer of this article is a douchebag, pay no heed  JackORoses   Aug-05-08 05:33 AM   #12 
  - Obama needs to point out he got into elected office because of his accomplishments  applegrove   Aug-05-08 02:39 PM   #13 

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