As he digested his Teutonic fare, McCain held a brief media availability outside Schmidt’s Fudge Haus. He immediately pressed what is becoming one of his party’s main narratives in this year’s campaign: that Obama is prematurely, and arrogantly, assuming the trappings of the presidency.
Particularly peculiar is that the Republican National Committee (RNC) ran radio ads attacking Obama in three U.S. cities named Berlin: Berlin, New Hampshire; Berlin, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Wisconsin.
Even stranger the RNC continued their ‘schtick’ with plans to run the same ads attacking Obama in three U.S. cities named Paris: Paris, Missouri; Paris, Michigan and Paris, Maine.
Senator Obama will be in Paris, France on Friday. Listen to ad below:
What’s the point of the Berlin and Paris ads – these are not particularly populous towns. These are not towns with great numbers of independents or women or Latinos or any demographic McCain is desperate to court.
So what’s the point of running these ads just in towns with the name of cities Senator Obama is visiting — the Berlins and Paris’ of the USA? Is this supposed to be strategy of some sort? I am genuinely taken aback. Again, this seems so Freudian.
Asked about the point he sought to make with his stop at Schmidt’s, McCain said, “Well, I’d love to give a speech in Germany … that maybe the German people would be interested in. But I would much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for the office of the presidency.”