Thursday, October 26, 2006

GOP Desperate in Tennessee

Democrats in Tennessee are crying foul over an ad being run against Harold Ford. The ad, financed by the Republican National Committee, attempts to link Mr. Ford to a variety of issues...most notably a Playboy party.

What I find most humorous about this ad is the fact that of the many issues presented by the RNC, the one that seems to have 'caught fire' is the fact that Mr. Ford likes...gasp...women. The whole Playboy party issue wasn't handled tastefully, and was, frankly, beyond stupid...but I'm more surprised that Democrats aren't more outraged over the other points brought up in the ad.

Generalizations, obviously intended to inflame and exaggerate, were thrown out and seemingly overlooked in the face of Ford's apparent heterosexual tendencies. I'm a bit disappointed that more wasn't made of the rather far-fetched assertions (however obviously erroneous they were) put forth by the GOP. Honestly, if you can't come up with anything better than that...shut up and go home!

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