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Ad of the day: McMahon's Vietnam gamble

The Fix has our ad of the day today. It's from Republican senate candidate Linda McMahon in Connecticut. The ad attacks Democrat and state attorney General Richard Blumenthal over his repeated misstatements regarding his service record in Vietnam.

(Read full coverage from The Fix.)


In other campaign ad news:

- Our colleagues over at The Fix have also compiled a list of the 10 best TV ads of the 2010 primaries.

- The DSCC is going after McMahon over her management of World Wresting Entertainment, where she served as CEO.

- President Obama has made his first direct appeal to voters this year in a campaign ad airing in Louisiana. The ad is on behalf of congressional candidate Cedrick Richmond, who is battling incumbent Rep. Joseph Cao (R).

- An ad from Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire shows how an attack ad can have a lighter side.

More:
Campaign 2010: The Senate race in New Hampshire
Campaign 2010: The Senate race in Connecticut
Campaign 2010: The race for Louisiana-2

By Emi Kolawole  | October 4, 2010; 1:08 PM ET
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Comments

It’s the same Dems that vilified President Bush for serving in the Air National Guard during Vietnam that are giving Blumenthal a bye for hiding out in the Marine Corps Reserve during that time? Go Figure!

For the record, not a single Marine Reserve unit was activated for that conflict so Blumenthal’s one weekend drill a month was a pretty cushy way to sit out the War.

By comparison, "W" looks like a war hero! For the record, Bush flying antique Air National Guard Convair F-102s was probably in more danger than I was during an extended CIB-earning tour in Vietnam! Also, during his time in the Guard, President Bush spent almost 2 years on active duty.

Granted, both Bush and Blumenthal’s “war records” look pretty good when compared to good old Joe "5-Deferment" Biden. Joe (and Dick Cheney I might add) did everything short of maiming himself to dodge the Draft during Vietnam (which neither he nor Cheney had the guts to do – I guess it's a prerequisite for VP). Of course, Joe did demonstrate a certain Military Expertise by the way he skillfully avoided any brush with armed conflict during his youth which I guess makes him qualified to give his “best Military advice” now to the President on Afghanistan and Iraq.

I guess the main difference between Bush and Blumenthal when it comes to “what did you do in the War, Daddy?” was, Bush didn’t feel the need to lie about actually going to War!

Posted by: A-COL | October 5, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

It’s the same Dems that vilified President Bush for serving in the Air National Guard during Vietnam that are giving Blumenthal a bye for hiding out in the Marine Corps Reserve during that time? Go Figure!

For the record, not a single Marine Reserve unit was activated for that conflict so Blumenthal’s one weekend drill a month was a pretty cushy way to sit out the War.

By comparison, "W" looks like a war hero! For the record, Bush flying antique Air National Guard Convair F-102s was probably in more danger than I was during an extended CIB-earning tour in Vietnam! Also, during his time in the Guard, President Bush spent almost 2 years on active duty.

Granted, both Bush and Blumenthal’s “war records” look pretty good when compared to good old Joe "5-Deferment" Biden. Joe (and Dick Cheney I might add) did everything short of maiming himself to dodge the Draft during Vietnam (which neither he nor Cheney had the guts to do – I guess it's a prerequisite for VP). Of course, Joe did demonstrate a certain Military Expertise by the way he skillfully avoided any brush with armed conflict during his youth which I guess makes him qualified to give his “best Military advice” now to the President on Afghanistan and Iraq.

I guess the main difference between Bush and Blumenthal when it comes to “what did you do in the War, Daddy?” was, Bush didn’t feel the need to lie about actually going to War!

Posted by: A-COL | October 5, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

It’s the same Dems that vilified President Bush for serving in the Air National Guard during Vietnam that are giving Blumenthal a bye for hiding out in the Marine Corps Reserve during that time? Go Figure!

For the record, not a single Marine Reserve unit was activated for that conflict so Blumenthal’s one weekend drill a month was a pretty cushy way to sit out the War.

By comparison, "W" looks like a war hero! For the record, Bush flying antique Air National Guard Convair F-102s was probably in more danger than I was during an extended CIB-earning tour in Vietnam! Also, during his time in the Guard, President Bush spent almost 2 years on active duty.

Granted, both Bush and Blumenthal’s “war records” look pretty good when compared to good old Joe "5-Deferment" Biden. Joe (and Dick Cheney I might add) did everything short of maiming himself to dodge the Draft during Vietnam (which neither he nor Cheney had the guts to do – I guess it's a prerequisite for VP). Of course, Joe did demonstrate a certain Military Expertise by the way he skillfully avoided any brush with armed conflict during his youth which I guess makes him qualified to give his “best Military advice” now to the President on Afghanistan and Iraq.

I guess the main difference between Bush and Blumenthal when it comes to “what did you do in the War, Daddy?” was, Bush didn’t feel the need to lie about actually going to War!

Posted by: A-COL | October 5, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

This ad won't have much effect. this is old news and all the voters know about it and don't seem to care. It won't get anyone to switch to McMahon.
I am guessing the next polling we get will show her falling farther behind. this has a feel of desperation to it.

Posted by: jtemple1 | October 4, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

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