Monday, September 8, 2008

Sort of Mavericky

The Republican National Convention revealed John McCain's entire campaign isn't about what is best for America. It's not about how to repair our economy or fix our health care system. It's not about ending the war or bringing our troops home. And it is definitely not about you.

No, John McCain's campaign rests solely on the man himself. His judgment. His temperament. His life story.

It's time for America to hear directly from someone who served with John McCain.

Dr. Phillip Butler is a veteran and a former prisoner of war at the "Hanoi Hilton" with Sen. McCain. He knows the real McCain. Now he has shot a 30 second ad with our friends at Brave New PAC to make sure Americans hear the truth. This is some of his testimony:
"John McCain's temperament makes it clear that he is not cut out to be President of the United States. John McCain is not somebody I would like to see with his finger near the red button."
The ad is smart and it is the truth. And since Democracy for America IS about you, we need to know what you think before we move forward. Watch it here first. Then let us know if you think DFA should join Brave New Films in spreading the word with a national advertising blitz.

This is your decision. We think this is a voice that needs to be heard and a discussion of John McCain's temperament and judgment that America needs. But before we commit to action we need to hear from you.

Please take a moment to watch the ad and share your thoughts right now.

Thank you for everything you do,


Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America

(I know it must seem as if I have been missing in action--too lazy to write about my own take on the previous piece from the L.A. Times and this piece from my own inbox, and yes, you might have a point. But the truth is, my oldest, closest girlfriend was in an car accident that totaled her recently purchased Honda, but it also totaled the new car of the young man who ran a stop sign and hit her. What is nearly miraculous that both drivers limped away from this wreck that demolished both newish cars. More on this later.)


Randal Graves said...

Good thing no one ended up in the hospital under our health care system.

On a completely unrelated note, I heard that John McCain was a POW.

Utah Savage said...

Really what do we know about this new style maverick POW and his gun toting evangelical running MATE? Me thinks he's taking the mate part of the running mate a bit too literally. Next time you get a chance, see Cindy's expression. She has aged twenty years since the convention.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Between McCain's gonzo foreign policy and Palin's absolutism on social issues, I could never vote for this ticket. But it must be stated that Russ Feingold, while he strongly supports Obama, has also said (on the recent CNN bio-piece of McCain) that McCain absolutely has the "temperament" to be President and would be a good President, if elected. Whether that's the good old boys network speaking or the fact that he's worked closely with McCain, I'll let the readers decipher that for themselves.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I think Cindy gets a bum-rap, too. Is she perfect? No. But it sounds like she's done a fair amount of good in her life, in addition. I agree with Barack here. It's best to keep the families out of it.

Utah Savage said...

Will, McCain and Palin have put their "family values families" front and center making a political point and a really big one on the Down's baby. She has a record of opposing choice for my younger friends and her 17 year old daughter and yet pushes her pregnant daughter and her pregnant daughter's shotgun wedding baby daddy into the spotlight front and baby bump center, and dares us to talk about it? Bullshit if they can get away with it. In my view she is pimping her kids and making them and their problems and challenges a national political issue and daring anyone to say anything about it. Well BOO! Sarah! We're gonna talk about every detail of your interesting brand of family values.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

O.K.. You're disagreeing with your candidate, that's all. Makes you a "maverick", I guess.

Naj said...

if I were the director of this ad, I will have done it differently. I dislike the music, because it is a "green" music; it has some kind of an oriental tone to it that generates "republican" antagonism against itself at the onset. the music, together with the monotonicity of Butler, does not create subliminal awareness, but boredom. Also, showing "mad looking" pictures of McCain is devaluing the ad, making it look like bigotry!

This Butler budy has had a good things to say about his McCain experience, and he is convincing that McCain is not a trustable figure near the red button, but this ad will only back fire. I WOULD recommend it to be pulled out, and replaced with a more effective one.

Okey, I won't send my bill this time :))

Naj said...

ouch! my grammar SUCKS!