Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dubious Claims in Obama's Ads Against McCain, Despite Vow of Truth

The Obama campaign needs to be careful to not cross the line between hard-hitting politcal ads vs. getting in the mud with McCain.  Maintaining the moral high ground is important (esp. when you're winning and have momentum):
Two weeks ago, Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign gleefully publicized a spate of news reports about misleading and untruthful statements in the advertisements of his rival, Senator John McCain. Asked by a voter in New Hampshire if he would respond in kind, Mr. Obama said, “I just have a different philosophy, I’m going to respond with the truth,” adding, “I’m not going to start making up lies about John McCain.” 

Yet as Mr. McCain’s misleading advertisements became fodder on shows like “The View” and “Saturday Night Live,” Mr. Obama began his own run of advertisements on radio and television that have matched the dubious nature of Mr. McCain’s more questionable spots.

Dubious Claims in Obama’s Ads Against McCain, Despite Vow of Truth


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