A DIARIST AT MYDD IMAGINES general-election attack ads against Obama.
For the first time I have developed some serious reservations about my long-held prediction that Obama will be the next US President.
The videos displayed at MyDD and elsewhere are, in a word, devastating. John McCain has pledge to run a “clean” campaign (whatever that means – he seems to have thought that the Swift Boat Vets were smear artists) – but that doesn’t mean others won’t flood the voter’s awareness with similar videos. And there is apparently plenty of fodder for such tactics.
So…I could be wrong. It may not be Obama. It might be Hillary, if the specter of Obama’s vulnerabilities causes the Dem superdelegates to hand the nomination to her and BJ.
One has to note that this is more evidence of how much the internet has changed the political sphere. Twenty years ago, we could have expected that a compliant liberal media would have suppressed any ads of the sort shown here. But the gatekeepers can no longer hold the gates, so efforts like these have far more influence than they might once have had.
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UPDATE: MyDD has sent the video and post down the memory hole, so here’s the video itself: