politics

Hangman

Still from the McCain ad
Still from the McCain ad

Fox News aired a commercial for John McCain with the word "hang" dangling over the head of Barack Obama. In the ad, Obama is standing in front of a crowd.  Several crowd members are holding large letters spelling out the word "CHANGE." The image is darkened on the left side, obscuring the C, and cropped on the right side so there is no E, leaving behind the word "HANG."

McCain ad

Is this some sort of subliminal message from McCain? I don't really know, but the darkening of the C looks pretty deliberate. It reminds me of when George Bush was running against Al Gore in 2000 and his campaign ran the infamous "RATS" commercial. At least with that commercial, we got to hear Bush's best mispronunciation ever: subliminable.