The Campaign Spot

New Energy, New Jobs, New Perpetually Spinning Green Icons

Yesterday, we looked at the first general election television ad from Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds.

Today, Republican Bob McDonnell unveils his latest ad:

There are parts of this ad that I’m not in love with – I’m left with the impression that McDonnell will solve Virginia’s energy needs by harnessing the power of constantly-rotating light green spherical icons — but it’s got a pretty clear message: He’s going to create jobs in the energy sector, and not going to leave anything out — wind, oil, natural gas, clean coal, nuclear. There’s probably something there for everybody to like, probably something for almost everyone to dislike. But this is an agenda that the Republican has been touting since last winter, and so it’s reinforcing that clear distinction in the race so far: McDonnell knows what he wants to do as governor, while Deeds knows that he wants to be governor.

The Theme of the Day for the Creigh Deeds campaign uses President Obama to assure us that the candidate is “a man who has spent his life working to do right by his family.”

Well, that’s nice.

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