This seems like a pretty effective and well-made ad to me:



That said, the question becomes who do I want picking up the phone -- the candidate who voted for invading Iraq, or the other one? The candidate willing to take some controversial stands on national security issues or the one who's addicted to the politics of fear as a weapon and timidity as a defense mechanism? Most of all, the ultimate upshot of this sort of "are you experienced?" politics is that John McCain ought to be the next president. But while I'd like to have experienced hands at the levers of power, what I'd really like is a president who has good ideas and the courage to stand up for them.

As someone interested in spearheading the looming nineties alt-rock renaissance, however, I'm pleased to see Matchbox 20 references entering our punditry.

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