A blog discussion of a liberal super PAC ad that draws a connection between a blue collar worker’s wife’s death by cancer and Bain business dealings.
Most of the commenters on this particular blog tend to be liberal, but many think that this ad goes a little beyond the pale, even for them. One commenter in particular (who’s conservative, so the rating on this particular post surprises me; it’s usually far negative because of the general tone of the commenters mentioned above) opines:
Now, that all said, let’s address the elephant in the room: This nearly is an unfathomable indication of panic and desperation on the part of Team Obama. That would be the case if they were running this ad during the last week in October. The fact it’s being run in August, the dead of summer, speaks volumes about what’s actually going on with this contest. You don’t need a ouija board to know what the internal (not for public consumption) polling is saying about this election. This sort of ad is the ultimate tea leaf.
This, I felt, was an interesting assertion, so I quote it here.
What do you think of both this ad and this style of ad in general? Is it fair game? Does it show “unfathomable” panic? (And for that matter, is there often a huge gap between public and internal polling, especially for the worse for the party taking it?)