Are those heartland values? That the message were getting in the Obama's first general election campaign spot, via Washington Wire:
It's a slick ad, but frankly it's intellectually dishonest, especially since a major theme of the campaign's been different, suggesting that "diversity" is American.
But here's Washington Wire's take:
The spot underscores a theme of patriotism—notable since Obama has been dogged by whisper campaigns and internet rumors about his faith and values. His campaign recently launched a Web site to combat such rumors.I'll have more later...
“America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life’s been blessed by both,” he says in the ad, “I approved this message because I’ll never forget those values, and if I have the honor of taking the oath of office as president, it will be with a deep and abiding faith in the country I love.”
The ad will air in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia.