Friday, August 29, 2008
Democrats Plan McCain Birthday Bashes in Battlegrounds
WSJ - Lost in the frenzy of Barack Obama’s speech and John McCain’s vice presidential pick is another big milestone: the Republican presidential candidate’s 72nd birthday Friday. The McCain campaign is hoping to bury the news in the announcement of his running mate — but the Democrats have a different way of marking the big day, Washington Wire has learned.
They plan to celebrate with the septuagenarian all weekend, accusing him of being close with President Bush by throwing “More of the Same” birthday parties on Friday and Saturday in key states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. A Democratic Party insider said local officials and voters will deliver birthday cakes to the parties, complete with 72 candles, that read “Another Year of More of the Same.”
They’ll also tie in the festivities to the vice presidential pick, calling the person “a gift to himself,” that person said. At the announcement event in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday, the Democratic National Committee plans to park their mobile billboard that features Bush and McCain hugging
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