John McCain runs against hope. And against hippies. Literally.



Perhaps this will be the last we hear about how he doesn't like to discuss his POW experience? Still, I think it's a decent ad that does the job of simultaneously hitting McCain's main biographical theme while also trying to position McCain as a candidate for those who think the country's on the wrong track.

UPDATE: Of course this also puts one in mind of Wesley Clark's remarks. As best I can tell, the argument of this advertisement is that having been shot down over Vietnam and held in captivity qualifies John McCain to run the country's foreign policy. Surely whether or not that's true should be a within-bounds issue for political debate.

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