Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's All Good?

Am I the only one who sees something odd and dissonant about this new ad from Sen. Collins?

As Gerald demonstrates, Maine hasn't exactly been an economic juggernaut these last few years.

Now, I can see why an incumbent who's ahead in the polls might want to accentuate the positive. And I understand that politicians find it hard to resist taking credit for all the good things that happen to their constituents.

But in an ad on jobs and the economy, you'd think Collins might at least acknowledge that some Mainers are going through tough times. Wouldn't you?

You'd think that she'd propose--or at least allude to--some program of economic reform. Or does she think everything is just hunky dory?

Kevin Wack recently wrote about the junior senator's small bore strategy. And this ad does indeed look like it's straight out of 1996.

But of course, the economy looked quite a bit different in the lead-up to that election.

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