The McCain camp is now looking for an apology for Senator Barack Obama in this latest round of Election 2008 political campaigning. McCain’s campaign said that Obama’s reference to the term of “lipstick on a pig” to describe the GOP’s message of them being the ones to bring change to Washington, was offensive language and a slap at his VP nominee, Sarah Palin.
This all started when Obama’s comments on the McCain-Palin ticket and their claim of “change”. He doesn’t think that the two represent change at all. Citing that McCain has sided with the unpopular Bush over 90 percent of the time and he’ll be continuing his failed policies, effectively having four more years of the last eight years, as he puts it. Well, the newest theme of the McCain campaign is their own message of change. He says that mavericks such as Palin and himself will be the ones to bring real change to Washington.
Well it certainly looks like the whole “change” concept is really making an impact in this Election 2008. This has been the Obama theme for months, people are used to hearing the word “change” associated with his campaign. Well, it must have been working really well, because the McCain campaign has recently been using it. Now the results of the White House race would seem to be on who could convince the most people that their change is the best one.
But back to the apology. The Obama campaign says that the comment wasn’t aimed at any person, but the McCain campaign insist that it was aimed at Palin’s joke at her convention acceptance speech when she mentioned lipstick being the difference between a bulldog and a hockey mom. They continued to say it was offensive, disgraceful and sexist. I’ve even heard racist from some people. You have to wonder if these people are wearing blinders or only hear what they want to hear. The fact of the matter is, the term “lipstick on a pig” is a common phrase to describe something that is dressed up, but is still that something, normally meant in a negative connotation. Even McCain himself has used the term to describe Hillary Clinton’s health care plan.
None-the-less, many are expecting this to have some kind of affect on the recent polls, which depending on which one you see at the time, has Obama either slightly behind or dead even with McCain. That is quite a surprising difference than what many Obama supporters are used to. It even has Sen. Richard Durbin citing historical data that post convention surges never last. But either way, it looks as if more and more are either believing in McCain-Palin/Maverick/”the real change” message or the surge could all be attributed on the shoulders of Palin in the Palin Effect.
Not for nothin’, but I think Maybelline has room for a lawsuit for slander.
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