Saturday, November 02, 2013

Behind the Ad: Ken (Cuccinelli) and Rick (Santorum)

By Richard K. Barry

Who: The Virginia Democratic Party

Where: Virginia

What's going on: With Election Day just four days away to decide the next governor of Virginia, the ad connects Santorum's extreme views and his support for GOP candidate Cuccinelli in order to score points with less crazy voters.

Politico:
The ad juxtaposes a clip of Santorum talking about banning abortion in the case of rape — “we have to make the best out of a bad situation” — to a quote from Cuccinelli about the consequences of not banning abortion, when he says “God does judge nations, who knows what the future holds."

Politico also points out that in the closing days of the campaign, Santorum is just one of a handful of national Republican figures stepping in to help Cuccinelli, who is trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the polls. Others include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Rep. Ron Paul,  all of whom will campaign with Cooch between now and Election Day.

Polls can be wrong, but it does look like McAuliffe is in good shape. It's unfortunate this one is about the less bad choice.


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