An Antichrist Obama in McCain Ad?

The Republican nominee’s advisers brush off the charges, arguing that the spot was meant to be a ​“creative” and ​“humorous” way of poking fun at Obama’s popularity by painting him as a self-appointed messiah. But even this innocuous interpretation of the ad — which includes images of Charlton Heston as Moses and culled clips that make Obama sound truly egomaniacal — taps into a conversation that has been gaining urgency on Christian radio, political blogs, and in widely-circulated email messages that accuse Obama of being the Antichrist.

You can watch the ad — which besides being somewhat disturbing is also juvenile, pretty crappily produced, and neither ​“creative” nor ​“humorous” — here.