Republican Sen. John McCain released a new ad Tuesday, the latest in a series of campaign messages to hammer at Illinois Sen. Barack Obama ‘s rock star appeal and paint his Democratic rival as a popular, “dreamy” guy, but an inexperienced candidate that will raise taxes.
The ad “Fan Club” combines clips of Obama supporters complimenting his “soft eyes,” comparing him to U2 rocker Bono and admitting to almost crying over Obama.
But, the ad underlines a point the McCain camp has latched on to: “He’s a rock star,” the narrator reads. “You know he doesn’t have much experience and isn’t ready to leave but that doesn’t mean he isn’t dreamy.”
The kicker is a clip from the 1993 hit Wayne’s World. “We’re not worthy. We’re not worthy,” Wayne and Garth chant as they bow down.
The ad is a follow up to a series launched to coincide with Obama’s recent trip abroad including Celebrity, featuring Paris Hilton and Britney Spears and The One, which featured clips of Charlton Heston as Moses.
Obama fought back yesterday with an ad of his own titled “Embrace” that slammed McCain for working with special interests and lobbyists in Washington and featured a well-circulated photo of McCain hugging President Bush.