Candidate vs. Candidate No. 1: Negative Advertising

Candidate

Candidate
"I promise that I will not run negative advertising unless my opponent does so." "I promise that I will not run negative advertising even if my opponent decides to go negative."
"I refuse to allow anyone in my office to even think about running a negative ad against my opponent." "Read my lips: No negative advertising."
[Candidate goes into office marked "Special Interests."] [Candidate goes into office marked "Special Interests."]
[Candidate gives money to person with "I hate Candidate button" and winks.] [Candidate gives money to person with "I hate Candidate button" and winks.]
[TV Ad] "Candidate is a lying douchebag who wants to raise taxes to build swimming pools for his neighbors." [TV Ad] "Candidate is an goddamn asshole who wants to take away your Social Security checks to build swimming pools for his neighbors."
[TV Ad] "Candidate wants to turn this country into a Communist dictatorship." [TV Ad] "Candidate wants to turn this country into a Fascist dictatorship."
[TV Ad] "Candidate will not stop until he destroys this country and all the people in it." [TV Ad] "Candidate will not stop until he destroys the world and all the people on it."
"I am appalled at the negative advertising done by my opponent." "I am appalled at the negative advertising done by my opponent."




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