More Attack Ads in 2008
Looks like John McCain will be slinging some mud in his 2008 presidential campaign. There are far worse people that could occupy the White House (oh God why didn’t he get the nomination in 2000?), but this seems like quite a change. What ever happened to the Straight Talk Express?
Part of McCain’s appeal was always his bluntness and candor. He shot from the hip; if you didn’t like it, there’s the door. In 2000 his straight-forwardness was a refreshing contrast to Bush’s Stay-On-Message style, where every twitch was choreographed.
McCain was slimed and slandered by Bush/Rove in 2000. It’s too bad he’s decided to start using the Swiftboat method himself. He’s hired the same hit squad that came up with the “Harold, Call Me” ad that sank the senate campaign of Harold Ford.
Terry Nelson was one of the creators of the racist campaign against Harold Ford. He was also involved in a scheme to jam Democratic phone lines during the 2002 election. Nelson also worked on Wal-Mart’s phony “grass roots” campaign called Working Families for Wal-Mart. (LOL. Sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit.)
And that’s not all: Terry Nelson also played a role in some of Tom DeLay’s money-laundering scandals.
Come on, John, are these the kind of sleazebags you want to be involved with? Bring back the Straight Talk Express.