« | »

Hillary’s Latest Ad Uses Nuke Scare Tactics

From the Hillary campaign, via YouTube:

Children

When the call comes at 3 a.m. in the White House, who do you want answering the phone?

We hear you, Lyndon Hillary.

Daisy H-Bomb

1964 LBJ political ad against Barry Goldwater – Loves me loves me not daisy H-Bomb

The glove are coming off.

  Update!

The Obama campaign has responded, via his minions at the New York Times:

Obama Responds to Phone Ad

By Jeff Zeleny

February 29, 2008

HOUSTON – It is, Senator Barack Obama says, “a legitimate question.”

“Who do you want answering the phone in the White House when it’s 3 a.m. and something has happened in the world?”

In a conversation with military veterans here, Mr. Obama responded to the television advertisement that is the talk of today’s political water cooler: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new commercial stressing her credentials on national security.

“We’ve seen these ads before. They’re the kind that play on people’s fears to try to scare up votes,” Mr. Obama said. “I don’t think these ads will work this time, because the question is not about picking up the phone. The question is what kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone?” …

After the television ad was released today by Mrs. Clinton, the Obama campaign first responded in a conference call with reporters. Advisers weighed whether to have Mr. Obama address it directly. If he did, wouldn’t he be lending credibility to his rival by dignifying it with his words? If he didn’t, would he be ceding ground on national security?

While Mr. Obama has been trying to talk less about Mrs. Clinton and more about Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee, aides decided to have him respond directly – and on camera. So he addressed it before beginning a meeting with veterans at the American Legion Post 490 on Old Galveston Road, which sits across from Ellington Field here in Houston.

“The question is, ‘What kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone?’” Mr. Obama said, speaking over applause from about three dozen veterans and their families. “In fact, we have had a red phone moment. It was the decision to invade Iraq. And Senator Clinton gave the wrong answer, George Bush gave the wrong answer, John McCain gave the wrong answer.”

“I will never see the threat of terrorism as a way to scare up votes, because it’s a threat that should rally this country around our common enemies,” Mr. Obama said. “That is the judgment we need at 3 a.m.”

Ironically, the Obama campaign seems to have answered the question:

After the television ad was released today by Mrs. Clinton, the Obama campaign first responded in a conference call with reporters. Advisers weighed whether to have Mr. Obama address it directly. If he did, wouldn’t he be lending credibility to his rival by dignifying it with his words? If he didn’t, would he be ceding ground on national security? …

[A]ides decided to have him respond directly – and on camera.

Oh, my sides. If they have to dither about something this inane, imagine how they would handle the ‘big stuff’?

Not that Mrs. Clinton would do any better.

“I will never see the threat of terrorism as a way to scare up votes, because it’s a threat that should rally this country around our common enemies,” Mr. Obama said.

The trouble with Mr. Obama is that we can’t be sure if he actually meant to say “rally against our common enemies,” rather than “rally around” them.

And that makes him a very dangerous choice to be President at any time.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 29th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Hillary’s Latest Ad Uses Nuke Scare Tactics”

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.


« Front Page | To Top
« | »