This week McCain and his campaign have been the master of silly campaign ads. They run them in a few markets in the hopes that the traditional media will re-run them ad-nauseum…which they dutifully do. While McCain has been running around yelling “Celebrity” “Paris Hilton”, etc at the top of his lungs, Obama released a six page “emergency economic plan“:
The first part of Obama’s plan is an emergency energy rebate ($500 to individual workers, $1,000 to families) as soon as this fall.
“This rebate will be enough to offset the increased cost of gas for a working family over the next four months,” Obama said. “Or, if you live in a state where it gets very cold in the winter, it will be enough to cover the entire increase in your heating bills. Or you could use the rebate for any of your other bills or even to pay down debt
Separately, Obama’s plan includes a $50 billion stimulus package that his campaign claims would save more than 1 million jobs.
Half of the money would go to state governments, which are facing big budget shortfalls, and half would be used for national infrastructure, including replenishing the Highway Trust Fund, rebuilding roads and bridges, and repairing schools.
You can definitely disagree with what he is proposing, I my self and wary of windfall profit taxes, however…
What does McCain have? Asinine ads and gimmicks. More offshore drilling and a gas tax holiday that wouldn’t even give you a tank of gas. Of course, even the McCain campaign admits that more drilling wouldn’t bring down the price of gas. And oh yeah there’s that whole issue of acres and acres of land already leased to oil companies that are unused.
Nearly three-fourths of the 40 million acres of public land currently leased for oil and gas development in the continental United States outside Alaska isn’t producing any oil or gas, federal records show, even as the Bush administration pushes to open more environmentally sensitive public lands for oil and gas development.
So what are we dealing with here? What are the messages?
Obama has policy, which you can agree or disagree with.
McCain…well he thinks Obama is a celebrity, and asks is he fit to lead.
I ask, McCain, what do you offer besides shameless ads and gimmicks.