Saturday, October 20, 2007

Campaign Video of the Day -- October 20, 2007

Today's campaign video of the day features Hillary Clinton's latest ad called Trapdoor. It is worthy of comment because it is the kind of ad you would find in the general election. Increasingly Hillary is ignoring her primary competition and campaigning directly against an unknown Republican challenger.

Trapdoor's counterpoint can be found in today's runner up from the Romney campaign. Called Can't Beat Hillary By Being Hillary
it recognizes that the Republican task this election is to beat Hillary, not some undetermined Democrat. If you watch it you will discover that, unlike the other Republican candidates, Romney is articulating a Republican message that goes beyond supporting the war in Iraq. Romney's overt reference to Hillary in an official campaign video seems to be signaling that as far as he is concerned the Democratic primaries are over before the first vote, and that Hillary is the front runner in an election to be held in a little more than 12 months.

Because the two videos taken together make such a powerful statement about the current state of the campaign, I have posted the runner up after the flip. Ok, I probably should have named Romney's video Campaign Video of the Day, but this is still a "lefty" blog.

If you encounter a campaign video in need of broader coverage, please send a link to subject: Campaign Video of the Day.