But Team McCain is pushing its luck with two ads released today. The first puts the pedal to the medal on the "Barack as Messiah" trope -- well, in this case, it's Moses. But that's not where the line is crossed. The line is crossed, I think, when the commercial quotes Obama himself: "A light will shine down from somewhere ... you will experience an epiphany and you will say to yourself 'I will have to vote for Barack.'" That's just a cheap shot. Obama was making fun of himself with that speech, yet the ad plays it as straightforward. At any rate, I never thought I'd see Obama and Charlton Heston in the same ad, but there they are.
In the second ad, Team McCain puts one in mind of a second-grader tattling on a classmate. The sin in this case? Obama, while rattling off a laundry list of countries during his "citizen of the world" speech in Berlin, left out all of Latin America.