Anyone who turns away from intelligent debate in favor of mudslinging not worth the dirt they are standing on. So that makes Rick Davis utterly worthless. Davis is the head of McCain’s campaign and rather than engage in a sincere and thoughtful discussion of the two candidate’s positions and explain why his candidate is the best he’s decided that an ad that comparing Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton is better. It is outrageous to compare two messed up blonde fads with an honest political candidate.
Obama has clearly demonstrated an intelligence and seriousness that demands at least an ounce of respect. Davis clearly wants to deny him that. More disturbing is the cocky, “so-what” attitude Davis displayed in responding to CNN’s questions about whether the ad’s are negative (which they clearly are). Asked Davis says, “Will people think of this as negative advertising? Look, it’s the most entertaining thing I’ve seen on TV in a while. I wouldn’t anticipate anything about this being negative.”
Apparently Davis thinks very little of American’s ability to discern what is real and important. That he makes a point to mention entertainment value is completely disheartening. Politics aren’t supposed to be treated as “entertaining,” they are supposed to be treated as serious business that effects our lives— because that what it is! I’m no fan of McCain’s recent tactics (which is sad since I used to respect him), but this goes beyond everything else. It is an insult not only to Obama but to the intelligence of Americans in general.