A reader in Nevada reports hearing an ad that “went something like ‘what will you tell your friends if you don’t vote and they lose their healthcare, etc., etc.'” Reading about his ad, I was reminded of the creepy “Future Children Project” ad. When you read the lyrics, you can see just how much it, like the Nevada ad, plays on people’s fears, not their hopes.
Both were about the parades of horribles that Democrats imagine happening should Mitt Romney win next week.
More evidence that Barack Obama is not the Democrats’ Ronald Reagan.
This is how they Gipper wanted to be remembered:
Whatever else history may say about me when I am gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence, rather than your doubts.
Go back and read the Gipper’s speeches from the 1984 campaign. Watch his campaign commercials. You’ll see that he wanted to be remembered the way that he governed, the way that he appealed to the American people.
He didn’t campaign on the parade of horribles that he imagined taking place if he lost. He campaigned on how America would improve if he won.
UPDATE: Contrast Reagan’s campaign commercials with this recent one from Obama.