A dissent:

Anti-hippie meme is powerful?  To whom exactly?   Ex-anti-hippies? McCain's already winning the 60+ vote, but he's still losing overall.

If there's one thing so many of us have noticed about the ad is how disconnected it feels from today's world.  The battles of the 60s, the summer-of-love, etc. means almost nothing to many of us today.  If anything, it only reinforces McCain's age and out-of-touchness, not the opposite.

Agreed. I don't like the subtle culture war beginning - but it retains effectiveness with some demographics. That's all I was saying.