March 22, 2007

Watch for flying mud.

I heard about this video clip on the radio yesterday morning on the way to work. Then again today on a different show they mentioned it, I hadnít seen any of the blogs I normally read post this. Iím not saying they didnít, I may have just missed it.

I guess the mudslinging and image bashing start early this election season. What really gets my goat, besides the fact that Obama is from Illinois, is that Obama didnít feel he had the merits to go toe-to-toe with Hillary. They had to result to crap like this already. Sure some of you might think that mudslinging and this type of crap doesnít have any insight into the candidate that is opposing the ďvictimĒ. I disagree.

When I see crap like this, it just tells me that Obamaís people feel that Hillary is better for the job, so they need to make her look worse in the publics eye. That way Obama will look better. And that folks is just me simplifying it down to basics, itís really not that plain. If Obama really were the better candidate, he would be able to sell himself on his platforms, accomplishments and accolades alone. He wouldnít need his campaign people or supporters starting a smear campaign. Since there is nothing that actually links this commercial to Obama's campaign staff, I can't give him too much crap. But we can tell it was done by someone that supports him over Hillary.

Donít get me wrong; I know a lot of candidates do this. That doesnít make it right. I donít care if they are liberal, conservative or independent. It just tells me that the candidates that are being put forth are lacking in character. Those types of candidates are not the ones I want in office.

Fortunately in the Democratic primaries I donít have to worry too much about who Iím going to vote for, I donít get to. Iím not a registered Democrat; then again Iím not a registered Republican either. I just love my independence.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at March 22, 2007 02:06 PM | TrackBack

It's still nearly 2 years until the stupid election, and I'm already getting sick of it.

Posted by: Shadoglare at March 22, 2007 11:12 PM

But isn't it fun watching 2 Dems going at it instead of watching them all slinging mud at Republicans. Makes me laugh.

Posted by: Teresa at March 23, 2007 04:52 PM

I find it highly entertaining.

Obama can't go after Hillary on the issues, because with them both being Liberals/Socialists, they both more or less support the same things: gun control, high taxes, abortion, socialized medicine, etc.

The reason I find it so funny is that, as Democrats, they claim to corner the market in *tolerance*, when Liberals are the most *intolerant* people I know.

Posted by: Wes at March 24, 2007 09:04 AM

I saw a news article about this video. The guy who created it is from the ad agency that works on Obama's campaign, but it was not actually an ad created for the campaign. The guy who made it has been fired.

And no, I am not defending OsamacoughImeanObama, just trying to make sure we all have the right information. I can't stand Hillary, or her wife, and the more I lean about Obama, the less I like him.

I agree with Shadoglare, I am already sick of this crap. it is over 19 months to the freakin' election. Jeez.

Posted by: Petey at March 24, 2007 03:34 PM

I don't know. I give the guy a lot of points for creativity. It's not the typical "ominous voice-over while out-of-context facts scroll aross the screen" commercial.

Besides, I found it to be an accurate representation of Hillary's position.

Not that Obama would be any better.

Posted by: Harvey at March 26, 2007 09:49 AM