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Hot on the heels of the supposed Pawlenty leak last night, Politico posts that Governor Sarah Palin from Alaska will be the Vice-Presidential nominee.
Senator McCain is expected to make an official announcement at noon today in Dayton, OH.
The much-trumpted McCain ad for tonight after Obama’s acceptance speech has been unveiled. It’s pure class all the way, and is forcing Obama’s camp to respond in kind. I think it would have had more impact if it hadn’t been revealed until it actually airs so as to provide a stark contrast if Obama attacked McCain in his speech (which he was almost certain to do). Revealing it ahead of time gives Obama a chance to edit his remarks. On the other hand, giving Obama that chance is pretty classy too.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe — who did not know the content of the ad until we read him the script — just told us that the McCain ad is “a very nice gesture. We appreciate that. I wish more of his ads had that tone. But for tonight we appreciate it and will congratulate him next week on his nomination.”
Parting shot: Why in the world would more of McCain’s ads be compliments to Obama?
Rumor has it that the McCain campaign may leak the name of McCain’s Vice-Presidential pick tonight, before McCain officially announces the pick tomorrow in Dayton, OH. Of course, that kind of leak could draw attention away from Obama’s Greco-Roman themed acceptance speech at the DNC.
“Tonight would be political malpractice,” Obama communications chief Dan Pfeiffer told Politico. “It’s one more piece of evidence that the McCain campaign is a war room masquerading as a presidential campaign.”
I’m pretty sure the “war room” comment was meant to play on Democratic anti-war sentiments, but I’m not sure that a war room masquerading as a presidential campaign is worse than a pseudo-religious movement masquerading as a presidential campaign.
I’ve never been a fan of Jon Stewart until this election. This is a pretty good parody of Democratic presidential race and Hillary’s convention speech.
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