John McCain can't take my baby!
by JJE, Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 08:59:50 AM EDT
AFSCME and MoveOn have released a new anti-McCain ad focused on the Iraq war. I apologize if this was already diaried but I didn't see one and I am interested in people's thoughts.
I think this ad is a bit over-the-top and may do more harm than good. While the Iraq war is unpopular, I think people may recoil a bit at using an infant as a political prop. Further, "You can't have him" sounds childish, especially since Alex here will be a grown adult capable of making his own decisions by the time he would be old enough to go to Iraq. I think the 100 years comment is damning enough in itself and doesn't require this level of blatant emotionalism to drive the point home. This ad seems more like red meat that will please the already-decided than something that will help convince people who are on the fence.
But I could be entirely off-base in judging the effectiveness of this ad. What do other people think?