MoveOn Attacks McCain on Timeline

MoveOn has unveiled a new anti-McCain ad titled, simply, “Timeline.”

CNN’s Emily Sherman has a summary. The opener:

In Chicago, in Saint Louis and Seattle, the American people are demanding a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. In Baghdad and Basra and Tikrit, the Iraqi people……and now the Iraqi Prime minister are also demanding a timetable. But John McCain doesn’t want a timetable.

Rather lame, frankly. Like most of McCain’s own spots, it’s a weak ad that tells people what they already know.

At least it’s not the over-the-top nonsense like “General Betray Us” that MoveOn usually goes in for.

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  1. PD Shaw says:

    In San Francisco, in Boston, in New York City, in all of the cities that truly matter, people are demanding a timetable for withdrawal . . .

    Meanwhile in the real world, in the battleground states they are a bunch of flip-floppers . . .

  2. DL says:

    As soon as moveon provides us with a schedule of the jihadist movement’s long term plans, we’ll be glad to. These people are merely sufficiently willing to jeopardize America’s security for their aganda and it wont be freedom. Needless to say, they support people who agree.