A new independent group called Citizens for Open and Responsive Government says it's running a TV ad on cable in Colorado that goes after Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for knowingly attacking Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for not being able to use a computer because of his war wounds.
This is in response to Obama running a TV ad hitting McCain for being out of touch because he doesn't e-mail or use a computer, which, as we discussed a few days ago, actually has less to do with him being an anachronism and more to do with the wounds he sustained in Vietnam. Small tasks make his shoulders ache, so he tries to avoid any repetitive exercise.
Other than running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. -- who condemned this ad, then seemed to kinda, sorta retract his condemnation -- the Obama campaign's response when asked about this has been to ignore the notion that McCain doesn't type because of his war wounds.
So, the opening thus provided by Mr. Obama's hope-mongers, CORG's ad features Lt. Col. Mike Fairhead (ret.) of Rogers, Ark., a disabled Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
In the ad, after Fairhead introduces himself, the script is as follows:
Narrator: What do Mike Fairhead and John McCain have in common? They are both wounded veterans and neither of them are able use a computer or type an e-mail because of war injuries. Apparently, Barack Obama believes John McCain's war injuries disqualify him from being commander in chief. This attack is so shameful that even Obama's own running mate, Joe Biden, described the attack as "terrible," saying, "... [I'd] never have done it."
Fairhead: Mr. Obama, why do you attack Sen. McCain because of his disability?