Originally posted on http://digitaldiatribes.wordpress.com on August 18, 2008.
I like the move.
According to this article:
Sen. John McCain has so much spare cash on hand — he collected a record $27 million in July — that the Republican candidate plans to run campaign ads during the networks’ coverage of the Democratic National Convention later this month.
Because Mr. McCain has agreed to accept $84 million in public financing for the general election, the presumptive presidential nominee has only until Sept. 4, when he accepts his party’s nomination, to spend the more than $21 million he has on hand.
Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh said the McCain campaign’s strategy illustrates just how much presidential campaigns have changed. In past contests, one candidate went quiet while the other had his convention, and the strategist said she can’t remember a candidate ever airing ads during the other’s party convention.
“The ads are less an effort to get votes than make a point and get it covered by the national media while Obama has the attention of the nation,” she said. “No doubt the Obama campaign will do the same now.”
OK, so here are my unsolicited contributions to the McCain camp. These are guaranteed winners in the fight for America’s votes. This is a great opportunity to just be a regular guy and appeal to the masses. Read the rest of this entry »