Adwatch: Tammy Duckworth (IL-06)
by ltsply2, Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 12:58:47 PM EDT
Tammy Duckworth's campaign ads are out. And they're on YouTube!
The first one, titled "Duty", weaves her biographical story with Congress' failures to hold the Bush administration accountable for the failed policies in Iraq or the lack of an energy policy that meets the needs of the American people. No mention of the fact that it is a Republican congress, or that she is a Democrat. In fact, at the end she throws in the line, "I won't be a rubberstamp for any party in Congress." Stressing your independence is fine, but that line, IMHO, insults the Democratic base (YMMV). Now, IL-06 is more than 3:2 Republican in self-identification so perhaps it is forgivable, but I'm not convinced it's necessary.
Her second ad, "Truth", is a different ball game. It is entirely defensive, trying to set the record straight regarding Roskam's lies about her stance on immigration. She doesn't call them lies though and is almost congenial about the whole thing. Still no mention of "Republican lies" or that she is a Democrat.
I'm not sure who produced the ads, but if you have a subscription to FECInfoPro (anyone?) it can be found here.