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New McCain Ad: 'Celebrity'(Paris, Britney and Obama)

McCain’s ads are getting much sharper, which is a very good sign. To attack Obama’s huge hubris, substance-free character lumped with attacking in-tank-msm will strike a cord with Republicans/Independents and Hillary democrats. This is definitely the first step in the right direction.

Watch the new ad yourself.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXYsw_ZDXg

McCain’s last ad has definitely worked well.With Commercial, McCain Gets Much More Than His Money’s Worth

The number of times Senator John McCain’s new advertisement attacking Senator Barack Obama for canceling a visit with wounded troops in Germany last week has been shown fully or partly on local, national and cable newscasts: well into the hundreds.

The number of times that spot actually, truly ran as a paid commercial: roughly a dozen.

Result for Mr. McCain: a public relations coup that allowed him to show his toughest campaign advertisement of the year — one widely panned as misleading — to millions of people, largely free, through television news media hungry for political news with arresting visual imagery.

The results: NYT is sweating. The most amusing thing is to hear NYT scold McCain not to go after the annointed one, not to go negative. If NYT is whining, McCain must be doing something right.

Low-Road Express

In recent weeks, Mr. McCain has been waving the flag of fear (Senator Barack Obama wants to “lose” in Iraq), and issuing attacks that are sophomoric (suggesting that Mr. Obama is a socialist) and false (the presumptive Democratic nominee turned his back on wounded soldiers).