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The new Attack Ad: Linking a Democrat to Barack Obama

The Weekly Standard
I wrote yesterday about Travis Childers, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Mississippi’s first Congressional District. Childer’s Republican opponent has been airing an ad that points out that Childers has received support from Barack Obama. In what seems a desperate attempt to preserve his general election chances, Childers has cut a stunning new ad:

In the above video (provided by politico.com), a Democratic politician complains that his families has heard the “lies” and “attacks” that link him to Barack Obama. Poll results among Democrats tell a similar story.

I’ve been wrong before. For instance, my initial endorsement of Barack Obama was as stupid as my endorsement of the Democratic Party in 2006. But I was wright on this thing: Barack Obama’s speech on race was awful — and his campaign has been a disaster ever since.