In an ad reminiscent of Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy” comercial, in which he implied that Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater would lead us into nuclear war, Senator Hilary Clinton has come up with one asking just who we want answering the crisis phone at 3:00 AM.
Knock off the last few seconds of Hillary on the phone here and this is the best campaign ad for John McCain youâ€™ve ever seen, no?
So, who do I want answering that phone? Someone with four years’ experience in the Senate (two of which were spent campaigning for president) or someone with eight years’ experience in the Senate (two of which were spent campaigning for president) plus eight years as First Lady, or someone who was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, who spent 23 years on active duty, who has seen combat, from someone who endured five years as a prisoner of war, who served four years in the House of Representatives and twenty in the Senate?
John McCain has known war, and he has known peace. He knows what war is about, and knows, from bitter experience, that war is not something to be entered into lightly, nor something from which to run away once engaged. Of the three candidates left standing, John McCain is the only one I’d trust to answer that phone.
Is it my imagination, or is Mrs Clinton laying the groundwork for a campaign which says that if she can’t be elected, then no Democrat can?