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Friday, March 07, 2008

Amazing McCain TV ad

This is a stunning political commercial - if it's a taste of things to come, I'm looking forward to watching John McCain tear into his opponent once the Democrats pick a candidate.

Ann Althouse agrees:
I think this is a brilliant ad. It seems to be speeding into the future, with flashy visuals that remind me a little of the last episode of "6 Feet Under," when Claire drives off into the desert toward her future and the whole future of all the characters unfolds. But we aren't shown things that will happen in the future, even as futuristic music seems to tantalize us and make us a little anxious about things to come. We see images from the past (intercut with views of the galaxy). Images of Churchill and Roosevelt seem to embody a mystical sense of tradition. Even though I was trying to look at this ad with a critical eye, I kept getting chills. At one point — TR looking out onto a crowd — I thought: This is the feeling of being conservative — it is a deep emotional sense that the past matters and flows into the present and makes sense out of the future.


Anonymous said...

Someone who believes in America - it is a relief after so much 'Obamamania'.

Obama's 'We Surrender' video on YouTube is truly frightening.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how McCain is the "leftovers" of the Reagan-Bush eras and even his own radical Republican neo-cons don't love him. What do they know that we don't? After all, he is a war hawk and a proponent of campaign finance reform ... ooops, take that back, he doesn't even follow his own legislation! Bring on the Dems, this is going to be fun!