Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Obamacare: Dueling Republican and Democrat TV Ads

This is the Republicans' ad, put out by Minority Leader John Boehner:

The is the Democrats' ad:

Both are very effective political ads, I think. The Dems' ad is more clever (some would say cunning and manipulative) in that it attempts to marginalize the opposition as a bunch of whack jobs. The GOP ad is more substantive, in that it simply quotes the president's more . . . unfortunate statements about his health care reform agenda.

It remains to be seen whether either ad will resonate with the key bloc of independent voters not already committed to one side or the other in the debate. I think the Democrats have a bigger problem right now -- angry voters nationwide -- than the Repubublicans do. If the Democrats weren't worried about the voter backlash they would not be trying to neutralize it. In any case, it should be an interesting August.


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