If Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth was pissed off yesterday, he's gotta be fuming today.
In response to a comment Hayworth made that America is better off with Barack Obama as president than it would be with John McCain in the White House, the McCain campaign released a new campaign ad highlighting some of President Obama's (ahem) accomplishments.
The ad even includes the slack-jawed reaction to Hayworth's comments by a listener of a radio show on which the matter was being discussed.
Check out the ad after the jump.
Hayworth made the comment at a campaign stop Tuesday night. Here's the complete quote: "don't get me wrong, I don't like the guy we've got there now, but I think the last thing we needed was a progressive trying to wear a Republican cloth coat as president of the United States."
Yesterday, Hayworth seemed a little butt-hurt about how the comment was being spun in the media.
The self-proclaimed "consistent conservative" took to KFYI, his former employer, to say the "left-leaning" media is misconstruing his comments to appease McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers.
Check out the audio of J.D.'s rant here.
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SHOW ME HOW
Hayworth can bitch all he wants but to say the less-than-popular, liberal president would be a better commander-in-chief than his Republican opponent -- while in the midst of a Republican primary -- isn't gonna score him any points with the voters.
McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers makes another interesting point about Hayworth's apparent gaffe.
"So let's get this straight: Congressman Hayworth has now gone from questioning President Obama's American citizenship to saying he'd be a better president for America than John McCain?"