Should the Democrats run this ad?

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    DemocracyForAmerica.com » This is your decision ? Vote Now

    Dr. Phillip Butler is a veteran and a former prisoner of war at the “Hanoi Hilton” with Sen. McCain. He knows the real McCain. Now he has shot a 30 second ad with our friends at Brave New Films to make sure Americans hear the truth.

    Click on the ad to see it for yourself

    This is your decision. We think this is a voice that needs to be heard and a discussion of John McCain’s temperament and judgment that America needs. But before we commit to action we need to hear from you.

    I say YES!!!
     
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    No
     
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    I say NO. It will only backfire.
     
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    But we lose everytime we don't fight back!! Gore was weak, so was Kerry. This makes me so mad. LOL.
     
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    But what does his temperment as a POW have to do with anything today?
     
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    It's not just his temperment as a POW as many can attest. John McCain is well known on the Senate floor for having a terrible temper, there are Senate hearings which you could probaly find where he yells, screams and curses at those who disagree with him.

    I'm torn between think it's a good idea to run it because as bobo pointed out, we've lost two elections based on not fighting back BUT the bigger picture wuold demand that this ad NOT be shown. Not because it's false but because it's akin to Kerry being swiftboated in 2004.

    If there were more than one POW who had served with McCain I might be more inclined but the GOP will rip this guy a new one.

    The obama campaign is in a VERY difficult position.

    If they attack McCain they are attacking an old man

    If they attack Palin they are attacking a woman

    and the GOP will whine and cry about it until it pisses people off, even though they've been doing the exact same thing.

    ultimately we have to hope that Obama is right and that the American people AREN'T stupid.

    I'm not so sure at this point which makes me both sad and afraid.
     
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    No. It won't get anyone on board who isn't already on board and will alienate people in the middle.
     
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    We can hope. But don't be too disheartened. It's a split electorate, which we all knew and McCain's slight...very slight... post convention bump appears to come from previously undecided voters. Sawah Bawwacuda helped him solidify the rabid rightwingers... that was to be expected.

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    But since the history of his temperment is well known, and because the American people aren't stupid, I think it would backfire.
     

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