Here are two “Pelosi-Obama” attack ads the NRCC paid good money for (to the DC-area consulting firm Sandler-Innocenzi, Inc. for one of ’em) that are not working out so great for ’em. First not at all in Louisiana, and now not in a Mississippi Congressional race.
Heck, my kid and her cronies could have whipped-up much better attack ads using Barbie software. For free.
Takeaway? Nobody gives a rat’s patooty about Nancy Pelosi when gas is about $4 a gallon. Even if gas was $1.25 gallon, as this Mississippi Dem magically turned it into for a day of brilliant street theater/campaigning, Nancy Pelosi just doesn’t light a fire in the belly. Surely not the way Hillary does. A pity Senator Clinton is planning that graceful exit strategy about right now.
And Obama? Even if people didn’t vote for him, doesn’t mean they don’t admire him – albeit from afar. (Yeah Jeff, that Emory wonk couldn’t be more stupidly off-base about white people. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard hard-core Republicans say how much they really do respect Obama. And some of his values. Just not all of ’em!)
Why do political strategists keep going inside the Beltway to get a pulse on something happening way way outside the Beltway? BTTFOOM.