Joe Garcia Follows in McCain's Celebrity Attack Ad Footsteps

Joe Garcia, remember when McCain released an ad calling Barack Obama a celebrity and compared him to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, and then everyone in the world decided it was the dumbest campaign ad ever? It was so dumb that even Hilton herself totally zinged the McCain camp with her response.

Then why the hell are you following in John McCain's propaganda footsteps by releasing a web ad tying your opponent, republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, to celebrities?

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Joe, you know we like you, we didn't name you the best politician for nothing, and this ad makes a good point (our health care system works for the rich, not for the poor). But it just doesn't look good when your party's presidential nominee is going around deriding the other side for trying to make this election season about Paris and Britney, and then you go and release an ad calling your opponent "David Beckham's Congressman."

This 35-second spot, if you didn't watch it above, features Diaz-Balart bragging about how good our health care system is. Foreign celebs who always come here for health procedures, he says. (A dumb statement in its own right.) Then he shows a montage of mostly English celebs while playing Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go". Oh, except you include Ricky Martin, who is an American Citizen and member of your party.

Yet, somehow this web ad is still head and shoulders above most of the ads Diaz-Balart has released.

--Kyle Munzenrieder

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