Diary

It's Not Often That A Gaffe Is Committed In A Political Ad . . .

After all, political ads are supposed to be tightly scripted affairs. Not so with the Obama campaign:

Obama also rolled out a new 60-second TV ad to run in “key targeted states” in which he cited economic policies endorsed by Bush and McCain as essentially to blame for the troubles.

“For eight years we’ve been told that the way to a stronger economy was to give huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest. Cut oversight on Wall Street. And somehow all Americans would benefit,” Obama says in the ad. “Well now we know the truth. Instead of prosperity tricking [sic] down, the pain has trickled up. We need to change direction. Now.”

(Emphasis mine.) Does he want pain to trickle down?