BUT DOES McCAIN HAVE THE GUTS TO PUT THIS ON THE AIR?
Nice ad ... but I assume, based on the time readout, that it's too long to actually be shown on TV -- what show has a 1:19-long ad slot? Which means that the ad is meant to be chatted about on the Net and among the chattering classes, but is not meant to be seen by a mass audience in Arizona:
Jonathan Chait says:
Interesting -- John McCain apparently thinks that pointing out that his opponent is a Birther, or caters to Birthers, will help him win a Republican primary
But unless he puts this, or a version of it, on the air, he's not really addressing the primary electorate. He's addressing Politico writers and David Broder and the like. Maybe he'll prove me wrong, but I don't think he'll dare go mass-market with this message.
By the way, in a trip to McCain's campaign site, so far I don't see the video anywhere -- not on the home page, on the Newsroom page, on the blog, or in the collection of videos on the "About John" page (by contrast, McCain's last Jay Leno interview is there). The campaign Twitter feed doesn't mention it. I don't see it on the campaign's Facebook wall. I really don't think it's meant to be seen widely.