Wednesday, June 25, 2008

On the Air: Obama vs. McCain

Check the date...June 25th. At least this is the first day I've noticed them. Barack Obama and John McCain both have ads running on tv in Iowa. The battleground state gets a little gunfire. Actually, nothing super controversial. But both ads are interesting, I think. For what it's worth my take on what's going on.

"Country I Love" is the name of Obama's ad. To me this takes on the criticism Obama's not patriotic know, doesn't wear the flag lapel pin like many other politicians do. Then there's that internet-fueled rumor that he doesn't put his hand over his heart during the national anthem.

McCain's ad is titled "Global". This one's a little more interesting to me than the Obama ad, only because of this. I've wondered if McCain would try to distance himself from the unpopular current President George W Bush. It seems like this is a little tricky as the President remains popular with certain factions of the Republican Party.

What do think about them? Which one is the most effective?


J.P. said...

Just discovered your blog! Great stuff!

(another BTHS East grad who moved away)

Anonymous said...

McCain's is the most important one here. He needs to show he is NOT George Bush's third term guy, no matter what the democrats keep saying.

Mitch H. said...

McCain and Bush support the war in Iraq, support new offshore drilling, oppose the new GI bill and oppose the new farm bill - sounds a lot like the George Bush's new third term guy.