A new ad knocking Florida Republican congressman Allen West features actors claiming they will become sick or injured in the future, and that West's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, will, in effect, kill them. The 60-second ad was produced by House Majority PAC, a Democratic group aligned with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.
"Is he a doctor?" asks a woman, whose character claims she will get Alzheimer's disease in 20 years.
"Is he a scientist?" asks a young man, whose character says he is serving in Afghanistan and will be in a convoy accident "next month" and will "be paralyzed for the rest of my life."
"Why would Mr. West bet my life that he knows best?" the woman says.
Later, a little girl whose character says she will be diagnosed with diabetes "next week" says, "How come he gets to decide who lives and who dies? Who is he?"
Watch the ad below:
Update: It looks like House Majority PAC is running a similar ad against Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado (via Sarah Mimms).