Wednesday, March 05, 2008

More on the McCain framing

I can't seem to find a link on the DNC website, but here is an e-mail I received today about Senator McCain. Notice the Bush-McCain links.
Subject: Bush endorses McCain

John McCain formally won the Republican nomination last night. So what did he do today? He didn't meet with voters, didn't take a break, didn't even attack our candidates -- he headed to the White House to stand with George W. Bush.

There's no question that George Bush knows that John McCain will pick up where he leaves off. Make no mistake, McCain is the closest Bush will have to a third term, and the White House will do anything to get him elected.

In fact, they're so similar, John McCain had little to say -- George Bush did most of the talking for both of them.

He even suggested that McCain doesn't represent change, saying that it's something candidates have to run on because it's what the American people want to hear. Once again, McCain and Bush are both telling the American people what they want to hear, rather than the truth.

It's frightening how much George Bush likes John McCain, and it should tell you all you need to know.

We've had a few late nights around here, and I'm sure we'll have a few more. We're working non-stop to beat John McCain and George Bush. Now that McCain is formally the Republican nominee, he has the Republican establishment lined up firmly behind him.

We need your help Mike. While Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama continue their campaign, we have to be focused on John McCain. We can't afford to let him get ahead:

Governor Dean will be in touch soon, but I wanted to send you a note right away. This election is just too important to let John McCain and George Bush get a head start.

Tom McMahon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee
And a 501c4 group, Campaign to Defend America, is running an attack ad against McCain. They claim "McCain offers more of the "McSame as Bush," on issues from Iraq to health care, and repeatedly superimposes Bush's head atop McCain's body."

Pretty effective. Now if only we had a nominee that could do the same...