The new Clinton ad tries to ... [expand] the group of voters who care most about experience. Remember, it's a dangerous world.At "animals," Dickerson links to this Bush ad:
The Bush campaign never ran an ad like this when it was accused of scare-mongering during the 2004 campaign. (They preferred using animals.) Perhaps that's why Clinton campaign staffers have to insist they are not trying to frighten voters. While coyness is annoying, the essential question the ad asks is a fair one: Which of the candidates do you trust to keep his or her head when everyone around them is lighting theirs on fire, and at a time when your kid's safety could be on the line?
YouTube wisely serves up this other ad:
I wonder how dangerous the world would need to be before I wouldn't laugh at "If there is a bear"?
Anyway, it's interesting, isn't it? Democrats try to scare you with children and Republicans try to scare you with animals.