To the surprise of no one, presidential candidates this year are spending record amounts of money on television ads, and these ads are overwhelmingly negative, more so on the part of President Obama’s ads than those of his challenger.
An outfit called Wesleyan Media Project has looked at all the ads and concluded that 96 percent of Obama’s ads are negative while “only” 68.6 percent of Mitt Romney’s are. It also concluded that 34.9 percent of Obama’s ads appeal to fear while just 1.2 percent of Romney’s do.
Students are taught in law school (I’m told — I never went) that when arguing a case in court, if the facts are not on your side, argue the law. If the law is not on your side, argue the facts. If neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound the table.
In these ads, and in his public appearances, Obama is pounding the table. As his administration has been an uninterrupted train wreck for nearly four years, he has no other option. Look for more of this tonight.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?