…ran campaigns as sharp as Michael Steele’s. Have you ever wondered where the men in the street in “man in the street” campaign ads come from? This is a Ben Cardin ad called “Real People,” in which a series of Marylanders identified only by name praise Cardin:
Just plain folks, right? The Steele campaign Googled Cardin’s “real people” and put out the results in their own ad:
Well, they’re real people all right, but not exactly men (and women) in the street. I’ve occasionally seen the same thing in wire service stories that include quotes from seemingly randomly-selected people. But when you Google the names, they sometimes turn out to be, say, the chairman of the local Democratic Party.
Steele has run a terrific race against against a mediocre opponent, and I think he’s going to win.
PAUL adds: Steele has run a great race and he has a shot. But Maryland is a brutal state for Republicans in a difficult, and potentially brutal year. Meanwhile, in a far less brutal state, Rasmussen has Webb opening up a lead on Allen.
JOHN adds: Yeah, great idea for the Allen campaign to go after Webb’s novels. Nothing like keeping your eye on the ball in the closing days of a campaign!
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