Upper Left Coast

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Desperate ad

I just saw an ad for David Edwards, the Democrat running for House District 30, that came across to me as lame and desperate.

In it, he shows a picture of Republican opponent Everett Curry pasted next to a picture of the president, and quotes Curry as claiming his favorite Republican is George W. Bush. Not once. Not twice. At least three times in 30 seconds.

You know George W. Bush, don't you? He's the president of the United States. He's not running for president again. He has nothing to do with the Oregon house of representatives. But he's highly unpopular, especially among the "progressive" crowd, so he makes a nice distraction for people in HD 30 who are fed up with (or never liked) the president's policies.

It throws in a jab that Curry's campaign is financed by big business interests. It doesn't mention anything about Edwards' ideas, why Edwards would make a better choice, or even what Curry might do that makes him a poor choice.

It's tarnishment by virtue of association.

Of course, Edwards insists he would never tarnish his opponent based on association.

Nonetheless, it's desperate.

2 Comments:

  • At 10/21/2006 10:42 PM, Anonymous Phillip Simone said…

    Good argument, lefty.

     
  • At 10/22/2006 9:48 AM, Blogger RINO WATCH said…

    Edwards campaign office is even out of the district he seeks election,30.

    The office is in D29. Minor issue, perhaps, but when brought up Edwards gets defensive and shows a degree of arrogance.

    The kid comes across as a bit too big for his britches.

    Edwards is smart, yes, but not very personable.

     

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