Joe Klein on McCain’s New Ad

From Joe Klein at

Back in 2000, after John McCain lost his mostly honorable campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, he went about apologizing to journalists–including me–for his most obvious mis-step: his support for keeping the confederate flag on the state house.
Now he is responsible for one of the sleaziest ads I’ve ever seen in presidential politics, so sleazy that I won’t abet its spread by linking to it, but here’s the McClatchy fact check.
I just can’t wait for the moment when John McCain–contrite and suddenly honorable again in victory or defeat–talks about how things got a little out of control in the passion of the moment. Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.

This ad proves how desperate the McCain camp really is. National polls don’t mean a whole lot right now and they know it. Win or lose, it’s a shame McCain is literally pissing away the respect many have had for him.


6 thoughts on “Joe Klein on McCain’s New Ad

  1. Ah, I see. First, that’s not an ad. Secondly, that’s Obama talking about McCain’s message of change, not Palin. That this would be the equivalent of McCain’s “sex ed” smear is laughable.

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