I certainly don't expect the media to cover the Obama campaign's lack of decency in their last campaign ad video pointing out John McCain's inability to send emails. There are only two explanations to their insensitivity. Either they are mocking John McCain, or they lack in their own abilities on the internet. Either way, it should be a major embarrassment for the Obama folks. Of course, the media will pretend to be ignorant of it all.
Much has been discussed about John McCain not being able to use a computer and in an ad from the Barack Obama campaign (shown above) it says, “Can’t send an email,” referencing McCain. An article in Boston.com from 2000, shows McCain cannot type on a keyboard.
It took a blogger from The Corner less than a day to find an article in Boston.com that references John McCain injuries from Vietnam, showing he cannot tie his shoes, comb his hair properly or “typing on a keyboard,” stating it was because of his severe war injuries, which limit his ability to do certain things with his hands.
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
One has to wonder if anyone at the Obama campaign knows how to use a search engine.
This new ad is part of the aggressive campaigning the Obama officials say they will be rolling out and as ABC’s Political Punch points out, this is the thrid or fourth time Barack Obama will be “taking the gloves off,” to fight it out.
David Plouffe, who is Obama’s campaign manager, says they are heading into the final stretch and continues on to say, “We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain’s attacks and we will take the fight to him, but we will do it on the big issues that matter to the American people. We will not allow John McCain and his band of Karl Rove disciples to make this big election about small things.”
If mocking John McCain’s disabilities that he obtained during his captivity in war, is how they plan to fight the big issues, then Obama’s campaign has more problems than just sagging poll numbers.
Perhaps some lesson on how to use a Google search engine should be in order for the Obama campaign members responsible for creating these latest types of ads.
Ed Morrissey adds some good commentary:
Making fun of a war hero’s severe injuries — smooth move, Team O. Talk about computer illiteracy! Doesn’t anyone on the Obama campaign know what they’re doing? Didn’t it ever occur to them that a man who can’t raise his arms above his head might have a physical barrier to using a computer?
If this is what happens when they takes the gloves off, maybe they should just keep them on in the future.
Can we expect the media to repot on this? I don't think so!