Interesting film is playing the rounds of YouTube that comes from the righty blog Verum Serum. It’s a somewhat witty faux campaign ad for ex-Utah GOP Gov. Jon Huntsman. It begins with a rhino (Get it, RINO, har, har) and features Huntsman with various NewsMax, VerumSerum baddies such as President Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McCain, and adds Huntsman clips involving health care reform, the stimulus and global warming. I think the New York Times building is also thrown in for good measure. To see the clip, go here There’s also a Newsmax story here
This kind of unfriendly fire within a political party is inevitable. I recall something similar in 1986 when a GOP moderate, Ed Zschau, was closing in on California uber-liberal Sen. Alan Cranston (I was living in California). Just before the campaign, some righty-righty group ran an attack video on Zschau. A friend called me and said, did you see that, I can’t vote for Zschau! To sum up, Cranston won a narrow race and was allowed to push his pre-Barbara Boxer politics on my home state for six more years.
I think Reagan’s 11th commandment was the right call, but hey, we have free speech. And if VerumSerum can knock Huntsman out, maybe they can go on to Romney, and then Pawlenty, and maybe Christie if he runs. Then we can have the dream matchup of President Obama versus Michelle Bachmann, or Gary Johnson, or Ron Paul, or Herman Cain, and we can all celebrate 1964 again.