Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Obama Ad: Straight From the Heartland?

Barack Obama's clearly concerned about the effects of the month's long primary campaign, where he's emerged as being seen by many as an effete elitist who hangs with Hyde Park revolutionaries while attending Sunday services in black liberation theology.

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.

“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.
I'll have more later...