Harold Ford: Playboy?
Slate's remixed campaign ads.
Posted Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at 2:10 PM
By now you've probably heard about the Republican National Committee's attack ad on Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford (and if you haven't, Slate's most recent Gabfest podcast covers it in detail).
Whether or not you think the ad's portrayal of a white woman flirting with the African-American Ford is an overt attempt to push racist buttons, there's a lot more in the spot to dislike. Click the video player to launch Slate's remix of the ad.
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