Bill Clinton featured in new John McCain ad
This can hardly be coincidental.
Today, though, Clinton's visage appears in a television ad ... for John McCain.
The 60-second spot (a virtual discourse, by today's standards) depicts McCain as ahead of the curve in seeking regulation that might have avoided the current financial crisis and asserts that Democrats -- with Obama acquiescing through silence -- "blocked the reforms."
A recent sound bite from Clinton is used to back up the criticism of Democrats (though not Obama in particular.
As usual in a political ad, regardless of which candidate or party it comes from, some crucial context is missing. A broader take on Clinton's view of how the current mess evolved -- and his focus on deflecting blame from himself -- was provided late last week by The Hill newspaper.
The ex-president is the second member of his family to surface in a McCain ad. Wife Hillary Clinton was the star of a spot released in August.
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