The Obama campaign has released a new advertisement??that hits John McCain on education:
"When they grow up, will the economy be strong enough?" asks the announcer in the 30-second spot, titled ???What Kind.'
"Barack Obama understands what it takes to make America No. 1 in education again. John McCain doesn't understand.
"John McCain voted to cut education funding. Against accountability standards. He even proposed abolishing the Department of Education. And John McCain's economic plan gives two hundred billion more to special interests while taking money away from public schools.
"We can't afford more of the same," the announcer continues, as the screen fades to the traditional closing image of McCain and President Bush together.
The funding line is pretty typical election-year stuff. Democrats want lots more money for the schools; Republicans don't. (Though the GOP certainly went on a spending spree in the early years of the Bush Administration.) As for voting to abolish the Department of Education, well, that's true enough, if ancient history now. (It's kinda like saying that many Democrats voted against welfare reform. They did, but they've mostly moved past it.)
But saying that McCain voted "against accountability standards": I've not a...