New Ads Show the 'Stubborn' and Soft Sides of Inhofe
With the presidential contest settling into its general election groove, we'll start paying closer attention to the advertising for this year's congressional races.
In an effort to get ahead of the competition, Inhofe has "saturated the state" with two ads that showcase his hard and soft sides. The first is "One Man in America," a 60-second spot that uses some pretty straightforward language to describe the senator:
"When our military was ordered to eliminate bases, one hardheaded man was able to prove that every Oklahoma base was worth every penny," the announcer says.
"Stubborn helped the people of my town," says a woman in the ad. Apparently Inhofe's campaign considers stubborness an attribute worthy of a TV ad.
But Inhofe is also selling his softer side.
His second ad is "Africa and The World," a 30-second spot that touts the senator's overseas trips "to quietly get to know the leaders."
The ad features several images of him warmly embracing women, children, and government officials:
Twenty-nine intense trips in 12 years. To the front. To the saddest parts of Africa. To quietly get to know the leaders. Talking, praying, bonds that might bring peace, save a life, bring hope.
Jim Inhofe did that?
Inhofe is perhaps best known nationwide for his skepticism about global climate change, calling it a "hoax." In his role as the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, he helped kill a climate bill that failed in the Senate last week. He received a well-documented verbal rebuke from Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) for his stubborness during a March 2007 hearing about climate change that featured Al Gore.
-- Ed O'Keefe
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