Odds are good it's because you're a dog. Uber-liberals like Josh Marshall think this new McCain ad is racist:
Why? Well because it shows images of Obama along with the flower of demure young femininity in the persons of Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears. Toss in some phallic landmarks and it should be obvious what the message is: Don't elect Obama or else he'll have sex with the sluttiest white gals around!
One obvious problem occurs to me. Most politicians only target people who are undecided. Does anybody really think that McCain needs to target racists? I mean, how many of them are likely to vote for Obama in the first place?
No, this commercial associates Obama with celebrities, and in particular with two of the ditziest and most superficial people on the planet.
Ross Douthat says the ad is childish. I don't know about that. One of Obama's real problems is that he remains a blank slate; if McCain can convince people that there's little substance behind the flowery talk, he could be halfway home.