Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New MoveOn.org ad: Exploitive?

Moveon.org, no stranger to controversy, has partnered with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees on a new ad criticizing John McCain's "stay in Iraq for 100 years" remark. Like LBJ's famous "Daisy Girl" ad, this spot, titled "Not Alex," goes for emotion by putting a small child in your face among the talk of war.

Personally, I don't think this is anywhere close to as bad as the "Daisy Girl" spot, but I do get uneasy whenever kids who obviously have no idea what they are doing are used to make a political statement. But if I were to rip every political ad that uses kids to try and make it's point, I'd run out room on blogspot.

The ad begins airing nationally on CNN and MSNBC (not Fox News?) and local markets in Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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