Thursday, August 7, 2008

Nasty

Primary campaigns can get vicious, but this one turned ugly.

I don’t see any way you can say this isn’t a Jew-baiting ad against Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). Too bad the CBC and Emily’s List are backing the candidate running it. M.J. Rosenberg has more.

I should add as background that I know from a very reliable source that Nikki Tinker, the candidate running the ad, has said before large numbers of supporters that she planned to make Cohen’s non-embrace of Christianity (i.e., he’s Jewish) a key part of her campaign. And I’m given to understand that this aspect of her campaign is widely understood in Dem circles in DC.

The ad has now been taken down, but the fact that it was produced and posted tells you something. Something nasty.