The Obama campaign is showing its ugly side with this ad:
Prominent in the ad are the words “[h]e admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer, can’t send an e-mail…” This, my friends, is bullshit, plain and simple. Of course John McCain knows how to use a computer and send an email. He was Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee, and more recently served on the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation. This Forbes article from 2000 says that McCain is
regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy.
But here’s the thing: due to the injuries he received while being tortured by the Vietnamese, it is excruciatingly uncomfortable for him to type or use a mouse. So he normally has his wife or a staffer type out his responses while he dictates to them. He can use a computer all by himself, but normally doesn’t.
Way to keep it classy, Obama!