October 20th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Talking 'Moose' takes aim at McCain-Palin in new ad


Watch: In the latest MoveOn.org ad a talking moose takes aim at the McCain-Palin ticket.

(CNN)– A talking moose is the latest star of an anti-McCain-Palin ad put out by MoveOn.org Monday, taking aim at the Alaska governor’s experience and record.

“You really gotta question John McCain’s judgment pickin’ Sarah Palin as his VP,” the moose, which is mounted on a wall says.

Watch: A talking moose stars in a new ad

“We know her up here. She doesn't have any national security experience,” the moose says. “She can't even explain Bush's war policy. But she supports his war. And now she's an expert because she can see Russia?”

The 30-second spot, “Moose,” will literally follow Gov. Palin across the country as she campaigns for these final weeks.

According to MoveOn.org, the ad will air in towns and cities one day in advance of Palin’s scheduled appearances in those areas, beginning Monday in Las Vegas ahead of her Tuesday campaign stop.

Filed under: John McCain • MoveOn • Sarah Palin
soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. Pappy


    America needs her like we need another war. Please list me TWO reasons why she would make a good president.

    October 20, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Doug, Pittsburgh, PA

    The best and most effective attack ads also make you laugh. This one was spot on. Also notice it was not as nasty as it could have been. Palin's attack's against Obama have come off as shrill; this counterattack by moveon comes off as funny. I'm so disgusted with both sides, however, I may place a write in vote for the moose.

    October 20, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Rush Limbaugh is the head of the Republican Party

    If McCain had listened to his heart and not Rush, Palin would still be in Alaska, shooting wolves and cutting off their paws.

    October 20, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. tulsa

    Wrong again. lol.... Looks like they are doing just fine.
    What's the matter, are you annoyed that people are fed up with the neo-cons?
    feel sorry for ya... you betcha.

    October 20, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. thomas

    I like the moose. Maybe we should run him for veep. He's attractive, engaging, and seems to be able to handle himself under pressure.

    October 20, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. Gene

    You all know that the talking moose now will become the next big seller and overtake the amazing singing fish 🙂

    I thought this ad was hilarious. If the republican ads could attack Obama and not involve so much hatred and evil in them, I'll be a lot more people would vote for McCain.

    This commercial was silly.. but it states its point, and in the end makes you smile. Good job MoveOn

    October 20, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Stephina

    There are whispers across the country. Those whispers state they are secretly voting for McCain in 2008!!!!

    McCain 2008 !!!
    Hillary in 2012!!!

    October 20, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. Marie in So. OKC

    Thank you John McCain for choosing such an experienced and energized running mate as Sarah Palin. Also kudos for being a man of judgement and not wavering with every little wind change (unlike your opposition who does the soft shoe whenever the liberial media speaks).

    October 20, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  9. Craig - Hastings, MN

    Not bad. Just sorry that it doesn't star Bullwinkle. Who would be the better candidate by far. Oops! Sorry Bullwinkle. I didn't mean to insult you.

    October 20, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. Lisa Brennan

    Palin and her troop are appalling. The moose is good and speaks the truth. And Socialism now may be seen in a different light for what it is~ call it what you may: libraries, medicare, SSI , SS, hospitals, welfar, food stamps, paying for wars BY THE WAY, Alaska oil revenues spread out among the people, federal paychecks, fire fighters....
    God, we are a stupid people.

    October 20, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Julia

    Wow. Priceless. I laughed out loud. I'm not an Obama fan, but you have to hand it to his team and its creativity.

    October 20, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. David Newport, OR

    awwww poor Bullwinkle 🙂

    October 20, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. Countdown with Keith Olbermann

    Good thing McCain didn't pick this moose for his running mate, this moose is much more experienced & knowledgable then the one he chose.

    October 20, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  14. E

    To anyone who tries to compare Palin ot Bill Clinton, there is one HUGE difference. a LAW degree. Guess who has that degree in this election? Barack Obama. I would much rather have a constitutional law professor than an ignorant beauty queen any day of the week!

    October 20, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. School librarian

    Don't get mad because people are still questioning Obama's birth certificate. Remember that some people still don't know that Hawaii is a state!

    October 20, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  16. David

    That's a very stupid ad dems. Stick to the policies, remember.

    October 20, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. zaphod2000

    Even the moose can't stand palin. This woman has the IQ of a squirrel and squirrels are smarter when trying to get to a bird feeders. Anyone who thinks she is vice presidential material, much less mayor or governor is a pinhead.
    The only vote she should receive is for the worst mother of the year award.
    Go back to Alaska beauty queen. I think your contituents have seen your ugly side and you won't be as popular as you once were.

    October 20, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. silence is golden

    talking moose ...................... funny....... he he..........

    October 20, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. Ann

    Zeppo – Let me guess, you're yet another uninformed right-winger who is convinced that Obama must be a Muslim because you believe every smear tactic the Republican party throws to the public? Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, which is part of the United States in case you didn't know. His father is African, not Muslim, and his mother is white. And as an American citizen you should also know that if Obama were born in another country, he wouldn't be qualified to run for president in the first place.

    Obama/Biden 2008
    Please post my comment, CNN.

    October 20, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. panithia clanton

    please tell me which ever party wins the presidential election there will never be another jimmy carter administration to live through.

    October 20, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  21. Lesley

    It seems to me that Palin is evolving. After two months, she is speaking her mind without regard to McCain's campaign strategists and appears to be on her own road to destiny. I don't think she gives a hoot about McCain becoming president but rather is positioning herself for greatness at a future date.

    October 20, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  22. David Newport, OR

    reading through the comments in this thread...I wonder how many were made by the same 2 or 3 McCain supporters. There are several that have very similar ending statements. Go Team!!! Ha ha ha

    October 20, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |

    FUNNY AD BUT IT GETS ITS POINT ACROSS. PALIN IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT . Everytime Palin opens her mouth I am amazed that McCain ever thought this woman should be one heartbeat from the presidency

    Frankly I rather vote for Bullwinkle the Moose rather than Palin

    PS . My husband has a picture above his dresser of the majestic Moose. We adore Moose in our condo

    October 20, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. CindyN--PA

    If anyone thinks that Sarah Palin is ready to step in as President if something should happen to McCain, they might as well be talking to a moose.

    October 20, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  25. Tiff of lithia springs

    BULLSEYE!!! This ad was on target.

    Can wait for the Nov 4th. Sarah my brother works for American Airlines I will get a oneway ticket for you hun!

    October 20, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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