Let’s see now, I’ve forgotten….which one of the candidates in Wisconsin in the fall election is Nancy Pelosi? I think I’ve seen TV ads in Madison that Ron Kind is Nancy Pelosi. And I can’t recall – is Tom Barrett also Nancy Pelosi?
It’s so hard to keep all this straight.
Ron Kind isn’t running in Madison; this is Tammy Baldwin’s Congressional territory. (And I’m sure Tammy is also Nancy Pelosi.) The TV ad is designed to reach voters in the northern and western parts of the Madison TV market, where Ron Kind, a Democrat from LaCrosse, is up for re-election in the 3rd district. The TV ad makes it clear that he’s Nancy Pelosi and he’s wrong and bad. I don’t know who’s running against Ron Kind; the ad never even mentions a name. But I know that Ron is Nancy.
The ad in question is being run by some “60-plus” coalition or group or PAC or whatever. It has a number of angry senior citizens (and one woman in particular who is a VERY angry lady, to the point of being Halloween-scary) telling us that Ron and Nancy are thick as thieves and they’re going to take away our Medicare by cutting it to death.
Or something of the sort.
Every election cycle, the ads get dumber, nastier, and more annoying in their attempt, at the cost of anything resembling the truth, to be so scared by the opposing candidate that we can’t possibly vote for them. And every election cycle, nothing is done to change this. Once in a while the politicians talk about it, but nothing is ever done.
Why don’t they just do an ad that says Ron Kind is Hitler, and that he and Nancy Pelosi are trying to impose Obama’s European Socialist Agenda on us to take away our guns and make drugs legal and encourage more “abortion on demand” (is there another kind of abortion?).
By the way, the person running against Ron Kind is a fellow named Dan Kapanke. He’s a Marine Corps veteran and has been in our state legislature for two terms. He seems like a nice enough fellow and he even owns the LaCrosse Loggers Northwoods League Baseball team. Marine; small businessman; ties to organized baseball. Sounds like the all-American combination to me.
You’d think they’d mention that in the ad that says his opponent is Pelosi.