August 08, 2008

The real motive behind McCain's Obama=Celebrity ads?

Here's Yuval Levin, writing at The Corner:

The McCain campaign’s insistent focus on the “celebrity” angle seems not only an effort to try to turn Obama’s strength into a weakness, but also a way to prepare the ground for his convention speech. The big stadium speech, in front of many tens of thousands, will no doubt provide a pretty impressive scene.  The McCain folks, by trying to get the public used to thinking “empty celebrity” when they see Obama in front of a huge screaming crowd, seem to want to give some shape in advance to the public’s reaction to that image later this month.
I feel stupid that I didn't think about this first.  Didn't these celebrity-themed ads about Obama start shortly after Obama announced he'd be moving his acceptance speech to a larger, open-air venue?

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