The Republican Senatorial Committee has a new radio advertisement attacking Harold Ford Jr. In it, an announcer entices listeners to order the new Harold Ford Jr. action figure - complete with highly flexible spine. Then, the voice goes on to say that truth and values are optional.
The spot is sort of clever in the vein of humor prefered by 7th grade boys. Perhaps it will play well with the demographic that listens to talk radio. However, it certainly didn’t make me want to vote for Bob Corker.
Seriously, do these sorts of ads - the stupid or the blatantly false, like the “Shaky” ad that’s on television now - sway anyone who isn’t already a hard-core party-line voter? I cannot imagine that moderates, independents or swing voters would be motivated by this banal stuff. Question is: Can the Republicans hold onto power without the moderates in their party, the independents or swing voters, or the conservative Democrats?
- Andrea Hopkins