Saturday, August 09, 2008

Offering a Positive Message

I've been trying to stay away from the political angles lately in part because I'd found myself focusing on them when I got to the blog. But, living here in Michigan I've been bombarded by extremely negative and even nasty John McCain ads. I've yet to see a positive one. And from what I can see the ads will continue to be in that vein.

Barack Obama has, of course, offered his responses and called into question McCain's positions, but unlike McCain he's tried to stay away from attacking his character. Yes, the mud slinging has been effective. Yes, McCain has seemingly closed the gap. But turning negative without any positives would in the end seem to be self-defeating.

So, here check out this ad from Obama, which will be going up during the Olympics. Note the contrast between this and what we've been seeing from the McCain camp. When you watch this, ask who you would rather have lead us in the coming years?

1 comment:

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

The McCain mudslinging has narrowed the gap, not closed it. Obama is still 4% ahead in your new home state and 6% ahead nationally. According to the electoral college calculators, Obama is still on track to win with about 296-300 (down slightly) electoral votes.

The media want us to think the race is close because that helps their ratings. It's not really that close, but could be. It is closer than I'd like to see in Michigan and I'm glad Hillary will be campaigning for Obama there.