OK, I don't like to do this, but I think the discourse is needed.
Below is a ad a Mississippi politician is running against his Democratic opponent. Of course the guy is wearing jeans in front of a John Deere tractor and has "Pro-Life Conservative" at the top of his ad--but the message is (or should be) predictable. Obviously taken out of context and expolited, but, when has that ever mattered to mainstream America.
My question is this--would the people swayed by this ad have voted for Obama (or those he endorsed locally) anyway? I think it is damning; and I realize there is a reason Bush has been in office 8 years--but I'm not sure that anyone who would be scared by this ad would have been a likely voter anyway--or maybe it is to make those who would vote stay home for fear that these kind of tactics are inevitable? Thoughts???