Loudounlady’s Blog

August 28, 2009

Deeds Releases New Attack Ad

Filed under: Creigh Deeds — loudounlady @ 1:52 pm

Creigh Deeds seems to be in a position of desperation after a new attack ad released by his campaign compares Bob McDonnell with former president George W. Bush. This strategy may have worked for Democrats a year ago to get voters to turn away from Republican candidates as the national perception of President Bush wasn’t very positive. However, a lot can change in a year and it is no longer 2008.

In 2009, the president that candidates should hope they are not attached to is President Barack Obama who continues to slip in approval polls. The political tactic of trying to link a Republican candidate to George W. Bush is no longer a helpful strategy, because American voters are no longer thinking about what the Bush administration did in the past, but what the Obama administration is doing in the present.

If anything, Deeds has to hope that McDonnell does not come out with an attack ad linking him with the current president residing in the oval office. It is becoming clear to Deeds that he is getting closer and closer to losing this election as November approaches, and these desperate moves may just be helping McDonnell more than hurting him.


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