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Vitter turns to Duck dynast to save flailing campaign; Edwards dives headfirst into the mud

As you may have heard, we here in the Great State are undergoing a gubernatorial runoff. Weirdly enough for a red state like ours, the Democrat, State Rep. John Bel Edwards, is the front runner — this, mostly having to do with the unpopularity of his Republican challenger, US Sen. David Vitter. You know we here at TAC take no sides in political races, on account of our non-profit status, so I’m showing you a couple of political ads to give you an idea of the flavor of the campaign.

Vitter spent the general election portion of this campaign refusing to answer questions about his involvement in a prostitution scandal some years ago. Well, in the runoff period, this harsh Edwards ad forced him to talk:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpzMQ-z-QsY?rel=0&w=525&h=330]

Vitter changed strategy, and has been lately discussion his unspecified “mistakes” in the past. Here is a very weird ad now airing on TV:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKr3Y1OXQ3k?rel=0&w=525&h=330]

If Willie Robertson has forgiven Vitter, why can’t you, huh? It’s in the Bible, bro! Thing is, the Robertsons are wonderful people, and popular here, but they don’t have the best political judgment. They endorsed Vance McAllister a couple of years ago in a US Congressional race — an endorsement that many credit with winning the rookie Republican politician the seat over his experienced GOP opponent:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2HaV4wtD0s?rel=0&w=525&h=330]

Right off the bat, McAllister, who had campaigned as a Good Christian Man™, got caught in an adultery scandal, earned the nickname “The Kissing Congressman,” and lost his re-election bid, despite ads like this one, painful to watch:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Escc5zCjP2Q?rel=0&w=525&h=330]

So, we’ll see. Enjoy the ads.



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