Thursday, August 23, 2007

totally out of it.

maybe it's because i'm in the "out group" with respect to the campaign ad being referenced in this blog post, but i would have never picked up on the racial overtones. had i seen the ad, i probably would have come to the conclusion that harold ford was being portrayed as a womanizer in the vein of clinton and kennedy. harold (not to be confused with gerald) ford is a democrat, and had i seen the ad, i would have assumed that the republican smear machine was trying to equate being a democrat with being an immoral man-ho.

the white woman / black man thing would have never crossed my mind.

how interesting.

1 comment:

The Pedant said...

I had the same reaction, in part because I know Harold Ford, Jr. as a very DLC politician whose race doesn't seem related to his politics.