Yesterday AP wrote up the cringe-tastic verbal gymnastics performed by Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in order to avoid admitting that she voted twice for Barack Obama — whose approval rating among Kentucky’s likely voters is upside-down by 24 points. He was kind enough to include a thought I posted to Twitter after watching the video:
Reason why Grimes won’t say “yes” is she doesn’t want ‘yes’ soundbyte clipped into an ad. Instead, her whole answer could be an ad. #KYSen
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 9, 2014
Her evasive rambling really could make for a devastating ad unto itself, it seemed to me; no bells and whistles necessary. So without further ado, here’s what we came up with in the Townhall offices:
For what it’s worth, I’ve been told that Team McConnell has something along these lines in the pipeline. The two-pronged message an ad like this delivers is intuitively clear: As an Obama delegate and partisan Democrat of course she voted for Obama. Her refusal to simply say so is a telling commentary on her opinion of the electorate’s intelligence. By ham-handedly trying to avoid a pro-Obama soundbyte, Grimes confirms that she’s pro-Obama and she appears painfully slippery in doing so. Not a good look. I’ll leave you with a good point from Phil Kerpen, regarding Grimes’ defense of “the sanctity of the ballot box:”
Having trouble squaring Grimy’s newly discovered love of the “sanctity of the ballot box” with her support for card check.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 10, 2014
(Special thanks to my Townhall colleague Ky Sisson for editing our imaginary ad).