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 Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama Ads Question McCain's Choice of Palin

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The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” reads one quote, cited from a Dec. 2007 Boston Globe story. The ad then notes McCain’s comment from a Republican primary debate last November that he “might have to rely on a vice president I selectas a backstop on economic policy.

The screen then flashes to the words “His Choice?” and then cuts to a slow motion image of Palin giving her signature wink to the camera during the vice presidential debate earlier this month.
The 30-second ad will air in battleground states.

It is the first time Obama’s campaign has called into question McCain’s judgment selecting Palin as his vice president in a television ad.

As The Wall Street Journal reports today, Palin will be campaigning in Toledo, Ohio, to give a speech on energy policy.

The McCain-Palin campaign has been dogged in recent days by multiple reports of a growing rift between the staff and the running mates over the campaign’s direction, as well as pointing fingers over who is to blame for recent gaffes including Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe expenses.

Unnamed McCain advisers have referred to Palin as a “diva” to CNN and a “whack job” to Politico.

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