I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.

The latest hint of desperation…Senator Hillary Clinton’s newest ad running in Texas.

The ad shows children sleeping at night and a mother checking on a
child as an announcer says a phone is ringing in the White House and
something has happened in the world.  The ad ends with an image of
Clinton on the telephone as the announcer asks, "It’s 3 a.m. and your
children are safely asleep.  Who do you want answering the phone?”

Fear, plain and simple.

This is the type of ad I’d expect to see from a Republican candidate
in the general election, not from a fellow Dem towards another and
could play into the Republican’s hand later on down the line should, no
make that, AFTER Senator Barack Obama gets the official nod from the
Democratic Party.

But our man got it right.

"We’ve seen these ads before.  They’re the kind that play on
peoples’ fears to scare up votes. Well, it won’t work this time.
Because the question is not about picking up the phone.  The question
is: What kind of judgment will you make when you answer?”

Exactly.

More importantly, I’m interested in being in a position where the
phone isn’t ringing at 3 a.m. because some country decided to bomb us
because of our foreign policies.  Think about that.  There’s a reason
why our country is so hated and it isn’t because of you or me.   

Flashback

Remember, the 2006 National Black Republican Association’s
radio ad that claimed Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was really a
Republican and that Democrats opposed all civil rights legislation from
the 1860’s to the 1960’s and were responsible for starting the Ku Klux
Klan?

The ad was intended to support former Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his run against Congressman Benjamin L. Cardin to succeed Paul Sarbanes in the U.S. Senate.

And like that ad didn’t help Steele, Cardin won,  the “fear” ad won’t save Hillary.