Pointing to the familiar echo voters are hearing from billionaire Meg Whitman on the campaign trail, the Jerry Brown for Governor Campaign today released a new television ad that features a montage of video clips in which the candidate repeats, rehashes and repackages the same talking points and utterances as our current Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"Meg Whitman said it herself, 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results,'" said Brown for Governor Campaign Manager Steven Glazer. "Yet, the Long Island native has had no qualms about recycling the same platitudes, repackaging the same campaign events and rehiring the same high priced consultants as the state's current Governor."
The Brown Campaign's television ad began airing statewide today.
This ad is devastating not just because it shows Whitman has no new ideas and inexperienced, but also because it ties her directly to one of the most unpopular governors in state history. Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval rating is at or below the lows reached by Gray Davis before his recall.
So for Whitman to be shown to be a clone of the unpopular incumbent is a huge blow to her flailing campaign, and in a statewide buy, should help solidify Brown's lead as we head into the final two weeks of the campaign.
UPDATE: The ad aired in the Bay Area during the Giants-Phillies playoff game this afternoon, so that's a significant - and not cheap - buy for this ad.