Here's the Latest Plot to Get Biden to Drop Out
Biden Went to Michigan, And Humiliation Awaited Him
Marx and the Democrats
Time for Trump to Leverage the Republican Convention!
A Never-Trumper Changes Her Tune
Iran's Puppet President
Biden Is Blowing Up Affordable Drug Pricing
Forget Who Is President Next Year, Who Is President Now?
The Founders Supported Intellectual Property Rights. We Should, Too.
Joe Biden Isn’t Stepping Down
First They Came for the Socialists
The Biden White House Is Living In an 'Alternate Universe'
Here are the Four Republicans Who Saved Merrick Garland From Inherent Contempt Resolution
Judge Tosses Out Alec Baldwin Case In Shocking Turn of Events
Wisconsin Law May Force Biden to Stay on the Ballot
Tipsheet

McCain Tells NC GOP to Take Down Ad

Regarding this ad, John McCain sent this letter to the NC GOP Chairman:
Dear Chairman Daves,

From the beginning of this election, I have been committed to running a respectful campaign based upon an honest debate about the great issues confronting America today. I expect all state parties to do so as well. The television advertisement you are planning to air degrades our civics and distracts us from the very real differences we have with the Democrats. In the strongest terms, I implore you to not run this advertisement.

This ad does not live up to the very high standards we should hold ourselves to in this campaign. We need to run a campaign that is worthy of the people we seek to serve. There is no doubt that we will draw sharp contrasts with the Democrats on fundamental issues critical to the future course of our country. But we need not engage in political tactics that only seek to divide the American people.

Once again, it is imperative that you withdraw this offensive advertisement.

John McCain

Advertisement

While some conservatives will, no doubt, think this is a sign of wimpiness, I see it as sagaciousness:  McCain stays on the high road in the eyes of the hoi polloi, while the negative stuff still gets out to the media. 

I am not suggesting that this is done pro forma with a wink and a nod -- I truly believe McCain considers this to be infra dig and wants them to stop running this.  And in the case of a GOP organization, McCain may in fact be able to force them to stop running it.  But when it comes to outside groups -- who are sure to run these types of ads -- McCain won't have much of a say in the matter ...

This is not the first time McCain has taken the high road when it comes to negative campaigning, and it certainly won't be the last time.

Sponsored

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement