Cuccinelli ad: I fought to free a wrongly-convicted man
posted at 11:28 am on September 4, 2013 by Guy Benson
And now, a break from Virginia’s relentlessly negative gubernatorial race:
Conservative Intel’s David Freddoso makes a few good points about this spot:
With recent polls of Virginia showing that voters believe GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli “doesn’t understand” average voters’ concerns, this ad is just the right way to demonstrate his empathy…I’m a big fan of negative advertising in politics, and the rule of thumb for candidates who are trailing (as Cuccinelli is) is to go negative. But once you reach a certain point of negativity, surely there are diminishing returns. At some point, you need to strengthen the case for your own candidacy. Some of the same polls that show Cuccinelli trailing suggest he’s done a better job of this so far than McAuliffe. Despite his clear underdog status at this late date, there might still be some hope in this race for the Republican.