DNC Puts Cheney Front and Center in New Web Video
By Garance Franke-Ruta
As far as a attack ads go, saying that a political party loves the party man who served as vice president of the United States for the past eight years normally would be pretty weak stuff. But Richard B. Cheney is so unpopular that Democrats believe they can get traction by continuing to hold him up as the leader of a Republican Party seeking to move past the Bush-Cheney years and reinvent itself for a new demographic and political era.
And so, the latest Democratic National Committee "Web ad," above, with its tagline, "The Republican Party [Hearts] Dick Cheney" and a Valentine's Day worth of pink hearts. The ad, released to YouTube yesterday, features a clip of Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele saying, "I'm not in the business of suppressing someone's opinions and their thoughts."
The "Republicans [Heart] Dick Cheney" video also includes a clip of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) saying of Cheney, "having these voices out there, it doesn't hurt us, it helps us."
The DNC apparently begs to differ.
Posted at 12:14 PM ET on May 20, 2009
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