New strategy for Dem candidates running in 2012: Deny all knowledge of Obama

Jim Treacher | Blogger

What’s the worst thing you can do to a narcissist?

Turn your back.

Las Vegas Review-Journal:

One Nevada Democratic Party insider offered this tip for candidates running for public office in 2012: “Don’t get your picture taken with President Obama,” he said…

Republican Mark Amodei’s runaway 22-point victory over Democrat Kate Marshall in last Tuesday’s special U.S. House election rattled the advisers of Democratic contenders, who worry about persistent economic doldrums and a potential Obama drag at the ballot box.

The most effective TV ad Amodei used against Marshall was called “echo.” The 30-second spot juxtaposed video clips showing her delivering the same Democratic talking points as Obama and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, another GOP target, including the famous “yes we can” presidential campaign theme.

“Democrat Kate Marshall. We can’t afford her in Congress,” said another TV ad paid for by national Republicans. The words appeared below a picture of Obama and Marshall together, both smiling.

Here’s that ad.

Ouch. Sounds like if the Democrats want to pull out of this dive, they need to start following the George Costanza Rule: Listen to their instincts and do the exact opposite.

Or they could just become Republicans.

(Hat tip: Hot Air)

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