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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Feingold Ad

Russ Feingold has the best negative ads:

No scary music, no black and white pictures of his opponent scowling, no stentorian voice-for-radio narrator promising gloom and doom if you vote the wrong way. Just an argument, then a counterargument. Done. Neat, clean -- this is the way it should be done.

I've always believed that you can learn more from negative ads than positive ones, since the positive ones put the candidate in the least controversial light -- "I voted for schools, veterans, families, to reduce crime, etc." But this is only true if the ads are honest, which they almost never are. This one is. According to Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo, the ad goes on the air today.

This sort of thing isn't cheap and Johnson's a multi-millionaire who's basically trying to buy the election. Send him a few bucks or sign up as a volunteer. If there's one Democrat in the US who deserves to stay in office, it's Russ.

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