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Rod Smith's blustery day



Professor Alan Schroeder of Northeastern University weighs in (none too kindly) on Rod Smith's last TV ad on the Cinemocracy blog:

"...A quick scan of Rod Smith’s biography shows a candidate with a compelling personal story and progressive stands on the issues, but the theatrics of this spot give no hint of that.  Although the objective may have been for Smith to appear gubernatorial and in control as he choppers around the Sunshine State from crisis to crisis, this commercial instead depicts him as a man being told by his campaign consultants what to do.  Bottom line: No politician should allow himself to be upstaged by a helicopter."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:10pm]


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