In this ad, Travis Childers and his daughter, Lauren demonstrate a couple of the hallmarks of 2010 political ads in tour de force of terrible performance. Childers, a Blue Dog Democrat who trails his Republican challenger by five points, stresses his “independence” and endorsements from conservative-friendly groups like the NRA and pro-life groups, running like crazy from his party’s agenda. The occasional wandering cue-card eye and stilted movements Lauren displays are topped off by folksy music and a cutesy closing line that can’t be beat for campaign cheese. Enjoy!
Mary Katharine Ham Contributor