He’s done the focus groups and they have done the data mining, and the ad is not aimed at my demographic, so what do I know about its effectiveness. But even so, it is the sleaziest and most disgusting ad I have ever seen in politics. They are working on getting the right number of electoral college votes and as I have been saying all along, their approach will look odd because we don’t see what they do. They are the ones with the terabytes of information and there is a strategy behind all this, that’s for certain.
And of course what they count on most is that they will not be sprung by the media who accept and share every one of the premises that are the foundation for Obama’s campaign. This article on Obama’s apology tour describes the radical left advisers who crafted where he went and what went into the teleprompter. The key point:
The president has followed a ‘doctrine of mea culpa’ crafted by a handful of radical advisers who have urged him to, in so many words, apologize for America’s war on terror and nuclear superiority.
Discussion of Obama’s deep left background has gone into hibernation in this election. It’s not there because it gets no resonance from where it needs to feed, which is in the media. Billy Ayers and Jeremiah Wright at least figured to some extent in the last election but not this time. Mitt Romney understands every bit of this but sees no advantage in moving along this trail. But we here should remember just who Obama is and the groups that he represents. A second set of four years would make the United States a very different place from what it is today.
And if you would like the text of the Obama ad, you can find it here. And thanks to Gab for sending the article on the apology tour.
Did they get the idea for the ad from the Australian Greens? Token raises this very intriguing idea. Compare and contrast:
And a similar ad for Putin:
But this one was posted to Youtube on 20 February 2012 so SH-Y was ahead of them both by two years. You can, however, see the genealogy quite well in the descent as the same grubby idea is passed on from one to another. Thanks to Infidel Tiger for the link.