Was it a low blow?
Well she did make her statements while campaigning for Barack. To me that makes anything she said fair game. If the tables were turned and she’d made a stirring, tear jerking statement about how great this country is, you’d better believe the Dems would be using that sound bite to their advantage. It’s not as if they went after his kids for something they said at show and tell.
Is it silly, maybe even pathetic to use this clip in an ad?
Probably. Not because they used the clip, but because they continue to use it. Give me something new guys. Surely you don’t plan on playing this over and over until the election. You don’t seriously think the key to getting John McCain elected is to play something stupid Barack’s wife in a continuous loop do you? Which brings me to my main point…
Was it a stupid move strategically?
Absolutely. Why waste money trying to disparage
the spouse of a candidate in a state the candidate won’t win anyway? If I were a Republican in this state I’d be pissed off that my money was wasted on something like this, especially when Tennessee Republicans have plenty of PR problems that this money could be thrown at locally.