It’s a fine line, trying to walk that tightrope between running a classy/honorable above the fray campaign, or jumping in the mud with the pigs from the other side. McCain tried it his way, not going after Obama’s radical past, radical friends, radical ideas and his diaphanous record wrt to any political accomplishments. A noble gesture, noble all the way down until he crashed and burned. It is possible to run a campaign strictly on the issues and not go the prison rules route?
As a general rule I go Goodwin’s Law on anything involving kids, grannies, or cute cuddly pets, and this includes starving kids, grannies and cute cuddly pets. Commercials of grannies getting pushed off cliffs, getting adorable 10 year olds to hold signs in the public square that says “God hates fags”, targeting an entire party with nonsense like “They hate poor people/black people/kids” or they want to kill same, getting medieval on these folks is too good for them. But then one comes down the pike that piques my interest and I must re calibrate.
Check out this political ad:
Conceding that nothing done on these ads is by chance, the white family was probably used because the black vote is monolithic, will never stray, and make up a small percentage of independents. I wasn’t real thrilled about using “his lies”, a bit risky there, regardless of accuracy. A better approach might have been that he had his chance, we tried his stuff, it didn’t work and made things worse, so let’s tack to a different course.
Yes, using the housing crises and umemployment is also a bit misleading, Obama and his policies did not cause either one. But where they are salient is that they were an issue during the campaign, he did make promises that were unfulfilled, he gave us policies that were ineffective, he has shown us that he is not up to the job. He tried and failed, so be it, that is the nature pf politcs, you get one bite of the apple, then we take the apple from you.
Where using kids worked in this ad is that they are the future, and what that cute little girls says is true. The libs pat themselves on the backs and demonstrably flash their mother earth merit badge on their chest, saying that it is their responsibility to pass down a clean pristine planet to the next generation. I agree whole heartidly, now how about adding some fiscal responsibilty to all that chest thumping?
It has been mentioned before that this election will probably be the dirtiest most personal in history. If there is no way to avoid the mud wrestling, is it better to get in early? You youngsters missed the run of one of the funniest magazines ever and one of the all time classic covers was this. That dog’s name btw was Cheeseface, a born actor. Kudos to anyone that can identify the brand and model of that handgun. Something similar can easily be pirated targeting Obama and his mode of snacking.