Friday, October 3, 2014

Interesting political ad...

Interesting political ad...  The speaker is Elbert Guillory, a state Senator from Louisiana.  Guillory is a Republican today, but has been a Democrat in the past.  The ad's message, basically, is “Don’t vote for Mary Landrieu, because she hasn’t kept her promise to help blacks in Louisiana.” 

What makes this most interesting is that it soberly makes a point that many conservatives have made: Democrats (like Mary Landrieu) take black votes for granted, because no matter how poorly the Democrats perform, blacks overwhelmingly vote for them.  Guillory urges black voters to reconsider that reflexive support for Democrats.

Landrieu is currently lagging behind her Republican challenger in the polls.  Black voters could make or break her, so this ad is well-targeted.  It will be interesting to see if the ad appears to make any difference in the choices black voters make...

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