In case you can't view YouTube videos, the ad stressed how "out of touch" McCain is by including the fact that McCain doesn't even know how to use email or a computer. Of course, the reason would be that McCain's POW torture injuries prevent him from using a keyboard, so he doesn't exactly get behind a computer all that much. Needless to say, the Obama campaign has stepped in it once again.
If Obama wants to make the inability to send email an issue regarding one's qualification to be president, perhaps he would be mortified to know about Bill Clinton's White House email experiences: there were precisely two of them. Of the 40 million emails sent by the Clinton administration during his 8 years in office, Bill Clinton personally sent only two. Here is your CNN source for that one. The first email was simply a test email to see if Clinton could figure out how to send one in the first place. The second email was sent to John Glenn when he went back into space in 1998.
That's not all; McCain isn't necessarily the computer klutz that Obama tries to paint him as being. It didn't take long for me to find a 2000 article in Republican-unfriendly Slate e-zine, by Republican-unfriendly writer Jacob Weisberg, which, aside from mentioning McCain's injuries, included the following:
Six months ago, no one would have pegged McCain as the most cybersavvy of this year's crop of candidates. At 63, he is the oldest of the bunch and because of his war injuries, he is limited in his ability to wield a keyboard. But McCain's job as chairman of the Senate commerce committee forced him to learn about the Internet early on, and young Web entrepreneurs such as Jerry Yang and Jeff Bezos fascinate him.If I was able to find that article on Google in about two minutes of searching, why weren't Obama's staffers able to do the same? Keep at it, Barack! You're doing great!
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