Obama & Wright Co-star in Mississippi Special Election Ad
by chaos, Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 06:47:58 PM EDT
First Louisiana, then North Carolina, and now Missisippi...
The Republican candidate in a special election to fill an unexpectedly contested seat in a conservative Mississippi congressional district is using recent controversies surrounding Senator Barack Obama to tar his Democratic rival.
A television ad from Southaven Mayor Greg Davis tells viewers that his Democratic rival, Travis Childers, a realtor and Prentiss County official, has accepted the endorsement of "liberal Barack Obama."
Then, with Childers' face beside footage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, it says, "When Obama's pastor cursed America, blaming us for 9/11, Childers said nothing."
Then: "When Obama ridiculed rural folks for clinging to guns and religion, Childers said nothing."
"He took Obama's endorsement over our conservative values. Conservatives just can't trust Travis Childers," the ad concludes.
Unlike a much-reported North Carolina Republican ad attacking Obama, the Mississippi spot is actually airing on television.
The spot marks Obama's rapid ascent in conservative demonology, to a place in an attack ad in a contested race that -- until several weeks ago -- would have been lent to Teddy Kennedy or Hillary Clinton. A National Republican Congressional Committee spot airing in the same district seeks to link Childers to Obama, John Kerry, and Nancy Pelosi.
It's kind of funny just one or two months ago, Obamabots were arguing Hillary would hurt down tickets badly as conservatives would come out in droves because of her on top of the ticket. Guess what? Obama is actually the early frontrunner for conservative base's bogeyman in this election cycle.
Chickens are coming home to roost! Enjoy the video.