Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The power of a negative ad

My 13-year-old granddaughter is visiting, and she has taken a great interest in the daily haul of super-sized postcards that come in the mail to New Hampshire voters. So I have redirected all this mail to her, with the assignment to choose one Republican and one Democrat from the 62 who will be on the ballot on February 9. (That's 32 Republicans, 30 Democrats.) Yesterday she made her Republican choice: John Kasich.

But here's the thing: the only Kasich postcard in the pile is a negative one entitled TAKE THE KASICH QUIZ! Evidently she went down the list -- expanded Obamacare, raised taxes, closed military bases, supported defense cuts, supports gun control, "big fan of Hillary Clinton" -- and found herself in agreement with most or all of them.

No word yet on her pick of the Democrats.


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