Return of the Credulous Moms

Weigel
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Oct. 17 2012 3:59 PM

Return of the Credulous Moms

I asked readers to help me track a fun-yet-lazy trend in Republican ad-making: Candidates trotting out their moms to swear that they could no more renounce Medicare than renounce them what raised 'em. Here's Jackie Walorski, a near-miss candidate in an Indiana swing district who's expected to take over the newly reddened open seat.

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Here's Rep. Mike Coffman, who represents the Denver exurbs, and is newly targeted after a few easy years.

 

And here we have Tom Smith, the first-time candidate making a decent run at Sen. Bob Casey.

I've yet to see any Democrat do this, not even to respond to the massively misleading $787 billion "Medicare cuts" issue.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics