Monday, April 28, 2008

Thoughts Welcome

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???

1 comment:

Don said...

it's funny how america, or certain americans, especially the media...

They come out and denounce the statements of reverend wright (rightfully so), then we all get the great oppurtunity to sit back and watch those same politicians endlessly play upon the fear tactics which, remember, reverend wright spoke out against.

this is america.

the terrorist won.