Politics Bush, Reichert, and the Latest TV ad in the 8th District
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 — From Rhode Island to New Mexico, from Connecticut to Tennessee, President Bush is emerging as the marquee name in this fall’s Congressional elections — courtesy not of his Republican Party but of the Democrats.
A review of dozens of campaign commercials finds that Mr. Bush has become the star of the Democrats’ advertisement war this fall. He is pictured standing alone and next to Republican senators and members of Congress, his name intoned by ominous-sounding announcers, and Republican candidates are damned in the advertisements by the number of times they have voted with Mr. Bush in Congress.
Here’s the 8th District ad, which Postman is criticizing as “misleading at best.” (Confidential to Postman: Doesn’t the ad read as something of a response to this criticism of Burner’s TV strategy, noted on your blog in August?)