One could give a lot of deep thought for a very long time to creating the absolute dumbest ad campaign against President Obama this fall, but one could never outdo in rank imbecility what some strategic boyz from the GOP hood, in cahoots with Joe Ricketts, TD Ameritrade's founder and a Chicago Cubs owner, have come up with.
It's so dumb, it reminds me of those goofy CIA anti-Castro plots from the early 1960s, or perhaps some really inventive sort of an Ollie North credit default swap between Middle East and Latin American terrorists. It's so dumb, only the rancid bile that bubbles from diseased minds suffering horribly from Obama Derangement Syndrome could conceive of such a thing.
And it's so extraordinarily dumb, they'll probably do it.
What's "it"? To "jolt" the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in four months, by doing "exactly what John McCain would not let us do,"say these Mad Men--by running $10 million in TV ads "linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr."; by buying "full-page newspaper advertisements featuring a comment Mr. Wright made"; by renting "outdoor advertisements"; and, get this, by flying "huge aerial banners ... over the convention site for four hours one afternoon."
Wait. Not really Ollie North stuff. More like Jack Lemmon's character of Professor Fate, in "The Great Race," right?