by Jeff Dunetz
There’s an old saying that goes “When you find that you’ve dug yourself a hole, stop digging!”
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis dug herself quite a trench with her “wheelchair ad,” which targets her paraplegic Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott. The ad is certain to go down in the annals of campaign advertising as an example of what not to.
So noxious is the ad, which hit the airways last week, that conservatives were not the only ones incensed by it. They had help from liberals like Fox News Channel’s resident lefty, Bob Beckel, who condemned the spot last Friday. “This isn’t a Hail Mary. This is a Hail Mary to lose,” said Beckel. “This is like running the other way with the ball.”
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