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WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama's running mate says a campaign ad that mocked Republican presidential candidate John McCain as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate was "terrible" and would not have been done had he known about it. (snip)
It included unflattering footage of Sen. McCain at a hearing in the early '80s, wearing giant glasses and an out-of-style suit, interspersed with shots of a disco ball, a clunky phone, an outdated computer and a Rubik's Cube.
"He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail, still doesn't understand the economy, and favors $200 billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class," the ad says.
"I thought that was terrible, by the way," Biden said.
it should be noted that politics is all very well researched and scripted so whatever it is that Biden is trying to do by knocking his running mate will, eventually come out.
I really don't like the no holds barred style of campaigning that politicians seem to be using these days.
...while bringing more attention to it as well.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
The tactic should be obvious. It makes him sound honourable and honest.
Within about an hour, Biden had issued a clarification through the Obama press office, trying to get back on message: “I was asked about an ad I’d never seen, reacting merely to press reports. As I said right then, I knew there was nothing intentionally personal in the criticism of Senator McCain’s views which look backwards not forwards and are out of touch with the new economic challenges we face today. Having now reviewed the ad, it is even more clear to me that given the disgraceful tenor of Senator McCain’s ads and their persistent falsehoods, his campaign is in no position to criticize, especially when they continue to distort Barack’s votes on an issue as personal as keeping kids safe from sexual predators.”
What's the problem with disagreeing, for God's sake?
I don't understand why everyone thinks that Obama and Biden have to agree 100% on everything, including opinions.