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Less attack, more cinema in new McConnell campaign video

Less attack, more cinema in new McConnell campaign video

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign continued its aggressive and early start of next year's race with the release of a campaign video on Thursday morning.

Over stirring music, McConnell narrates "The American Ideal" web video, using clips of his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech on March 15. 

While "Team Mitch's" earlier videos and commercials primarily focused on the apparent struggle by Democrats to recruit a viable candidate and a response to the Progress Kentucky Twitter controversy, the new video is about McConnell. 

Though the speech and video hammer the Obama administration's policies, including his speech's use of a a prop to illustrate 20,000 pages of Obamacare regulations tied in a ribbon of red tape, both appear aimed at bolstering McConnell's image among the tea party wing of the Republican Party.

"The only thing this administration's economic policies have accomplished when it comes to class is to ensure that the poor stay poor," McConnell says in the video's opening moments as a montage of recession-esque images appear on screen, "and that the middle class lose their ability to become rich."

"And that the richest among us are forever insulated , forever insulated," McConnell continues as a formal table setting for "The President" is shown, "by a government that protects them from failure."

A "Wall Street" sign is then shown, despite McConnell's 2008 vote in favor of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), regarded as a "Wall Street bailout" by many conservatives.

The video does not include one of McConnell's more controversial quips from the same speech.

"Don't tell me Democrats are the party of the future," he said, "when their presidential ticket looks like a rerun of the Golden Girls..... They got Hillary and Joe Biden."





 

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