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McDonnell & Kaine Agree (On Cute Kids)

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Bob McDonnell's new TV commercial touting his nice family guy credentials for being elected governor of Virginia is a tribute to the folks who made Gov. Tim Kaine's very similar spot just four years ago. But if imitation in the advertising craft is seen as something closer to plagiarism, then McDonnell's "Family" spot is a sign of a campaign that's trying way too hard to divorce itself from the Republican party's damaged image as a collection of socially conservative sourpusses. Here's the McDonnell ad, which features the GOP candidate sitting...

By Marc Fisher | May 15, 2009; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (3)


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