What is the big freaking’ deal? The RNC and John McCain are spanking the North Carolina GOP for running an ad against the state’s Democrat gubernatorial candidates titled “Extreme.” It points out Barack Obama’s longtime association with America-basher Jeremiah Wright, notes that both Dem candidates have endorsed Obama, and deems them too radical for voters. Here’s the ad:
“I have been committed to running a respectful campaign based upon an honest debate about the great issues confronting America today. I expect all state parties to do so as well. The television advertisement you are planning to air degrades our civics and distracts us from the very real differences we have with the Democrats,” said McCain in a letter to the North Carolina Republican Party Chair Linda Davis.
McCain demanded that Davis discontinue plans to run the ad: “It is imperative that you withdraw this offensive advertisement.”
The RNC sniffed that the ad was “Not appropriate and unhelpful.”
But I digress.
Some McCain supporters are spinning the disavowal of the ad as a masterful strategy to stay above the fray.
Nonsense. It’s an idiotic strategy to convince more rank-and-file Republicans to stop giving money to the Beltway GOP elite.
Here’s the NC GOP website. They’re asking for support. Help ’em out if you can.