"First of all politics is a tough business," says McCain. "Second of all, I think the tone of this whole campaign would've been very different if Sen. Obama had accepted my request for us to appear at town hall meetings."
What those promoting military attacks on Iran don't want Americans to know is that there's an offer on the table that could resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program and allow both sides to claim victory.
News outlets treaded lightly on the absence of Obama's father from the ad. The Boston Globe wrote that Americans know who Obama is by now. But if that were really true, why the need for this kind of ad?
Iran appears to have shifted to a public diplomacy strategy; instead of simply making proposals to US officials which they expect will be ignored, they are attempting to speak directly to the US public.