After a week centered on the Republican National Convention, and the jaw-dropping choice of (inexplicably popular within conservative circles) Sarah Palin, we didn't get to see much of what Barack Obama was up to last week. So, this campaign commercial may not be brand new, but I thought it was worth a posting.
There seems to be a distinct difference between the types of ads from the two campaigns. John McCain's negative ads have been laced with imagery and words that were. . .how shall I put this. . .untrue? This is unsurprising since McCain seems to be taking a Karl Rove approach to the way he runs his campaign (unlike in 2000). Rove, as anybody knows, is completely comfortable throwing anything out there to slime an opponent, true or not.
What has always made me frustrated is that Democrats have a wellspring of true negative material, but seem unwilling to use it, much of the time. Here, Obama manages to do just that, putting together a negative ad that does not need to stray from the truth. Good job!