Monday, January 29, 2007

Is Stephane Dion a Leader?: Evaluating the Conservative Attack Ads

Some progressive bloggers don't like the new Tory attack ads, while others think they're okay. As far as personal attacks go, these ads are mild and stick to politics rather than the personal. I like them, but I wonder if the average Canadian will be able to make sense of Ignatieff and Dryden playing supporting roles in the ads. In some ways, I think the ads presuppose that voters have at least a cursory knowledge of "insider" politics. And for that reason, I don't think they're great ads.