A mistake that never should have been made.
March 10, 2008 - 12:04pm ET
You've just got to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She just can't seem to do anything right in this campaign. It's not just her underestimation of the Clinton Rules, under which anything she says or does -- no matter how innocent or mundane -- is transformed into some conniving attack formed from evil intentions (just look at the false hype over the "dark" ad). It's that things like this happen.
One of the actors in the Hillary Clinton ad was shocked to see herself, especially because she's a fierce supporter of Barack Obama.
The so-called "red-phone ad" was played all over the country and helped turn the tide for Hillary Clinton leading up to her big win in Ohio. The ad shows a sleeping child and asks voters who they would want to see answering a 3 a.m. emergency phone call to the White House.
But the young girl starring in the ad will actually be voting age next month and says she's no fan of Hillary Clinton.
One of the unintended consequences of using recycled video footage, obviously, which is why it's probably better to use original material. This was something that could easily have been avoided. I wonder if Clinton's team shall learn from this mistake.
I originally saw this posted on the Rude Pundit's blog.
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