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Joy – Obama Is ‘At Peace’ With McCain Ads

From the Politico:

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., ...

Obama calls McCain ‘cynical,’ not racist

By MIKE ALLEN | 8/2/08

Barack Obama told reporters in Titusville, Fla., on Saturday that he is at “peace” with a McCain campaign ad seeking to portray him as an airhead celebrity in the mold of Britney Spears or Paris Hilton.

“Let me be clear,” Obama said in response to a question about the injection of race into the campaign.

In no way do I think that John McCain’s campaign was being racist; I think they’re cynical, and I think they want to distract people from talking about the real issues.

And so I’m at … peace with the Britney and Paris Web ad. Or [the campaign’s charge that] somehow I wouldn’t go visit the troops unless I had reporters with me — which every reporter who was on the trip knows is absolutely not true. …

Their team is good at creating distractions and engaging in negative attacks and planting doubts about people. And what we’ve got to do is make sure that we are very clear to the American people about how my policies will make a difference in their lives. …”

In the “weekly radio address” the McCain campaign has begun distributing to reporters, McCain urges voters not to let their minds be made up by “pundits and pollsters,” who “have written me off many times — and, now and then, they seemed to be on to something.”

“But I don’t answer to the pundits and pollsters. I answer to you. And even when we don’t agree, you will always know exactly where I stand,” McCain said.

McCain went on to reiterate his contention that Obama is more style than substance.

“Sen. Obama is an impressive orator, and it’s a lucky thing for me that people aren’t just choosing a motivational speaker. Washington is full of talented talkers. And Sen. Obama is one of the best to come along in quite a while,” McCain said in the address, offered in English and Spanish sound files.

McCain got in one more jab as he signed off: “Good speeches aren’t everything in politics  good judgment matters, too.”

Who talks this way? “I am at peace with the Britney and Paris Web ad”?

Is it the Reverend Wright or the red diaper baby, David Axelrod? (In this case, we suspect the rhetorical influence of the former.)

“And what we’ve got to do is make sure that we are very clear to the American people about how my policies will make a difference in their lives.”

Oh, Mr. Obama has made that abundantly clear.

Which is why it would be suicide for our country to elect him.

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