OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy



Tuesday, October 11, 2005 :::
 

The New Kilgore Ad

Walt at Commonwealth Watch calls it"...one of the best ever and I will even go so far as to rank it with the likes of "Willie Horton" and the "Daisy ad."

After viewing the new spot on the death penalty -- which stars Stanley Rosenbluth, who's son, Richard, was murdered, I tend to agree. It has all the hallmarks of a tough, serious, and aggressive ad. What makes it politically powerful, however, is when Stanley tells us that his son's murderer was represented by Tim Kaine.

"I don't trust Tim Kaine when it comes to the death penalty...and I say that as a father who's had a son murdered..."

Tough stuff indeed. And one of the most effective ads I've seen in the campaign so far. I suppose Bob Holsworth was onto something when he said last Friday that Kaine may have his 'Bernie Shaw" moment on the death penalty. It began in the debate. It continues...every day...in this ad.



::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/11/2005 1 comments





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