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Briefing Book! Unaired McCain Ad With Rev. Wright Released


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UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Having seen 3 separate and different sermons from this man, I think it's safe to say that this was more of a norm. Also, I'm not sure what part of the Bible you're refering to where God sent his prophets to proclaim his outrage after the horrible event. I think this is more a case of someone using this to drive a wedge of mistrust between his community, and the national government, especially a Republican government.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
JessieBanana, well said, "I don't think it made him look naive. I have a lot of respect for a man that would stick by his word." Also, Hypno, I appreciate your thoughtful insight.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I find it quite queer that out of the thousands and then some of sermons/lectures given by Rev. Wright that this is the(one) damning clip that is supposed to first of all make (he) Rev. Wright a bad seed and two make President Elect Obama guilty by association. It's ridiculous. I'm not a Christian but there is certainly plenty of language, example and assertion in the bible that can be compared to our actions as a nation in a historical context and come up with the conclusion that a Christian God would certainly not be happy to say the least, as the Rev. Wright so clearly asserts. Why then is he bad for being true to his faith? What, is he too Christian? Does he take it too much to heart? I may not agree with a lot of Christian views/policy but I can respect a man who's true to his faith and that is what the Rev. Wright is IMO.
janneth janneth 8 years
New cars just sitting on the lot.
janneth janneth 8 years
Recession, what's in what's out: just one year ago everything was so nice. So much hope. All gone. Everybody fearful now. Nobody wants to spend.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I don't think it made him look naive. I have a lot of respect for a man that would stick by his word. Plus that comparative commercial wouldn't have been a way to go. McCain made a stance of not personally advocating or publicizing his POW history and that was a good enough shine in character alone.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Exactly Zeze the Obamas don't go if Barack or Michelle can't go. That doesn't very churchy oriented to me.
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
WOW!, I do commend McCain for not biting on this! It probably would have had a slight impact but that's about it. That commercial was something........
zeze zeze 8 years
This is so pointless. It is a dumb ad that would have completely tarnished McCain's reputation and made him look petty, evil, and some will argue racist. Like Dave said, it would not have swayed 7 million, a few people maybe, but nothing worth the cost to a respectable senator who saw his respect questioned so much during the election. Everyone you talked to either hated Obama for sitting in the church (not on that day, actually not a lot of days, from what i hears the Obamas aren't much for church goers) or everyone loved Obama and said it did not matter b/c Wright was not the entire church, Obama wasn't there, Obama left the church later, and Obama was there for the "black" community with the church and attacking the church is racist... Maybe there were like 12 people who were undecided about this issue, 15 tops if we count those willing to change their mind. McCain made the right call - no pun intended.
stephley stephley 8 years
Hainan, you're over your head on this one.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I still didn't see what was the big deal with the Rev. Wrigtht. There was a lot of people in that church, it was THE church to be at (do you see that choir?). I'd probably be in that church too.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
But it was like that damn ad that they were running down here every 5 seconds. "Too Radical, Too Risky"
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
OF course they threw in the reminder that McCain is a p.o.w.
beavis667 beavis667 8 years
No this wouldn't have worked. It would have made race a topic in the election and that would have hurt McCain. He was smart to leave it out.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
middle class?? Steph you are confused. Trust me i am middle class, and if Obama returns to the tax rates of the Clinton years, then Obama will be sucking up the bills, not McCain. But seriously. Stop your bashing. McCain is never going to run again so why do you hold so much resentment towards the man.
stephley stephley 8 years
"then using his magical economy powers to belch $20 bills into the audience at a rally," If it was a middle class audience, he'd use his powers to suck up their $20 bills: gotta wait for the rich people's tax cuts to trickle down!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
ohh wow!
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
they should have aired that commercial that had mccain busting down terrorist safe houses with his bare hands, then using his magical economy powers to belch $20 bills into the audience at a rally, and then pushing that button on his arm that activates the jetpack embedded in his back, and shooting off into outerspace to defend us against alien attackers. now THAT would have made a difference.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Americans knew about a lot of things that were in all the ads..I doubt someone would have sat there and said "that's about the 10th time I see that video I suddenly believe in McCain." But then again there were those people who were undecided up to the day off the election so who knows!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Agreed. It's not like anyone paying attention didn't know about the Wright thing.
stephley stephley 8 years
I think the ad would have just caused the sides to make their lines in the sand deeper.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
It's a powerful commercial, but it wouldn't have helped. No one was on the fence over this issue.
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