Friday, August 01, 2008

Obama's Just Too Popular!

When I saw this McCain ad: my first thought was this: So I should not vote for Obama because he's too popular? What??? Since when is being popular considered a drawback in a presidential election?

And now I've seen this (at John Scalzi's blog via Egotistical Whining), which perfectly illustrates my initial reaction:

And now I'm not supposed to vote for Obama because he's Moses?

I'm laughing out loud at this ad. I can't believe McCain thinks this ad will convert anyone to his cause. It's fun to watch, though. BeliefNet is not amused, saying
And it is beyond offensive to suggest that Senator Obama is a false Messiah or the anti-Christ himself. How low can we go? It shows the McCain campaign is willing to make a mockery of our faith to feed people's fears. Christians need to reject this out of hand.

CBS News says McCain was the big celebrity before Obama was a politician:
He emerged as the most popular Republican in Hollywood following his 2000 presidential primary defeat, winning more screen time than the rest of Congress combined. McCain made cameos in “Wedding Crashers” and “24,” saw his memoir turned into a popular biopic on A&E, and appeared more than 30 times on late night comedy shows.

So this week, when McCain cast Obama’s celebrity as a disqualifier, it seemed like a curious turn.


  1. Anonymous7:33 AM

    The Mayan Calender ends on or around December 21, 2012.

    The US elections of course that year for President will be in November 2012. But if Obama is defeated in 2012 he is still US President until the 20th of January 2013.

    So, if Obama did lose that year by Mid December it would be really sinking in that his world is caving in upon him.

    And we all know what Jim Jones did when his world started caving in upon him. And he didn't have control of America's nuclear weapons.

    It does seem like a lot of the puzzle pieces from all over are just falling into place.

  2. I've written about the Mayan calendar prediction before. I should have known someone would include Obama in the scenario. After all, he's so popular!

    Penguins are responsible, you know.