John McCain is not as senile as we have been led to believe. No, he is a wise old man--wise beyond his years; he's Socrates' wise. Or at the very least, it's the people spearheading his newest ad campaign that are the Philosopher Kings. Their attempt to steal the show began with the satirical Obama is Jesus ad--the one with undertones that make him appear more like the Anti-Christ. But in the year 2008 T.I.E (The Internet Era), the Obama-is-Jesus-(and the Anti-Christ) ad is old news by now.
In John McCain's newest attempt to get the media to give him attention, McCain and his flock of Philosopher Kings have now produced an ad that compares Barack Obama to Paris Hilton.
McCain's feelings on the ad...well, let him tell you.
"We think it's got a lot of humor in it, we're having fun and enjoying it," said McCain on Aug. 1st.
Yes, apparently John McCain has hired Don Rickles as his senior ad advisor. Yet, it's not even the ad that bothers me. There was absolutely no need for McCain to bring Paris Hilton into politics. We already have enough delusional people involved. Granted, she would probably end up as a secretary for Bill Clinton once Hillary seizes the White House in 2012.
Ah, but something is seriously wrong with that bit of conjecture. No, not Hillary becoming president--I really believe that. What's wrong is inflicting more punishment on poor Paris. She's suffered enough, let's just let her be. Not to mention, if we ignore her she'll probably release a better sex tape.
Cut me a break. After all, people believe in stranger things like aliens and religion. No worries for the GOP, John McCain and his crew has found the light: media attention and viral videos that inject a bit of "humor" into this year's election. What McCain wants, McCain gets. And he yearns for your attention. I'm sure rather than merely suggesting it, McCain would enter his wife in a nude beauty contest if it were to guarantee him the presidency (see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/05/mccain-suggests-wife-part_n_117053.html)
Nonetheless, McCain should see to it that his plan to garner more attention doesn't backfire. He must make sure not to become popular after criticizing Obama for being popular. He wouldn't want to look like a hypocrite now. McCain has been on bit of a fibbing spree lately: changing his voting record, changing his opponent's positions and plans, all while claiming he is keeping the campaign clean while running a negative campaign by proxy. You know, tall tales like Obama will eat your children when they sleep. In some circles, Obama is the new bogeyman. Kids yell to their parents in the middle of the night, "Mom, Obama's in my closet."
So to all the people who say, "McCain is too old," or "He's jurassic," I say to you: When was the last time you seen an "old person" act out for attention? McCain has resorted to the tactics of a 5 year-old or George W. Bush in 2000. The two aren't much different, but it is clear that McCain really, really wants to be president. I bet it's for the silk pajamas. You know how those old folks love comfortable sleepwear. And who are we kidding anyway. Children and Senior Citizens are often much alike. It's a shame that when you age you return to the behavior of your younger days; days we don't remember very well, when crapping our pants and drooling on ourselves was part of the routine.