They're Joking, Right?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Aug 08, 2008 5:27 PM
As reported in The Wall Street Journal and Time, some Obama partisans are trying to assert that the McCain ad mocking Barack's egomaniacal tendencies is somehow suggesting that he's the antichrist.

Amy Sullivan at Time compares the ad to the 1988 Willie Horton commercial (forgetting, apparently, that it was Al Gore who first raised Horton as a critique of Dukakis).

But how silly is this?  How thin-skinned and desperate must some of Barack's supporters be to claim that John McCain is essentially speaking in code to warn against Barack as Satan?  Look at the evidence:  Well, the type style in the ad's text resembles that of the "Left Behind" series.  And there's a weird orange light that glows in the ad.  Case closed.

The silly season has, indeed, begun.