John Kerry Condemns Innocuous Ad Criticizing Coakley on Taxes
9:18 PM, Jan 7, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The AP reports that the American Future Fund will spend $400,000 on an ad in the Massachusetts Senate race contrasting Republican Scott Brown's opposition to taxes with Democrat Martha Coakley's statement that "we need to get taxes up."
The cash-strapped Brown does his best to feign disappointment:
John Kerry is outraged:
Maybe the Democrats are alarmed, or maybe Kerry's just trying to rile up the base. Watch the frightful ad here:
Kerry might not want to cry swiftboating! over such an innocuous ad. It might diminish his outrageously outraged response to any ads about Coakley's lax prosecution of a child rapist. Such an ad would perfectly be described as swiftboating, insofar as it would reveal something true--albeit an ugly truth--about a candidate.
Not that there are any such ads in the works, to my knowledge.