Sunday, December 11, 2011

The DNC Tries To Hatch A New(t) Strategy

The DNC has apparently reached the conclusion that Newt Gingrich will likely be the Republican nominee for President. They had their Romney strategy in place - the rich are evil and Romney, with a net worth of around $250 million, is a card carrying member of the evil rich club. Too bad all these months of class warfare rhetoric won't play so well with Newt, whose net worth is within the same ballpark as Obama's.

So how to demonize Gingrich? Within the past 24 hours, the DNC released on the internet an ad painting Gingrich as the "original" Tea Party guy (21st century variety, not 18th century, just to clarify). Here is the ad below. Two things strike me about the ad. One, this looks like an ad the Gingrich campaign themselves might have come up with. Two, if the Democrats want to demagogue Gingrich, they should never show him explaining his positions. The last 20 seconds of the ad shows Gingrich explaining why he wants to cut the capital gains and corporate tax - to create jobs. The DNC is obviously struggling at the moment. I almost feel sorry for them. Almost.

(H/T: Legal Insurrection)

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