There are a couple reasons why this year's presidential election is going to be a big deal.
But, the probably the biggest reason this election will be historic is that it's the first one since the Supreme Court's "Citizen United" ruling allowed the creation of SuperPACs, which are independent political groups without any limits on spending or fundraising.
Case in point: recently, a proposed ad campaign for an anti-Obama SuperPAC was leaked to the press -- and we've now got a peak at just the kind of thing we're in for this fall. And boy, is it intense.
Here are the details:
- The campaign was created by Fred Davis, a well-known GOP political operative who worked on the John Huntsman campaign. He really hates government spending and has been stepping up his involvement in Republican causes since President Obama took office.
- The proposal's title is "The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama: The Ricketts Plan to End His Spending for Good," which kind of tells you everything you need to know about it.
- The plan details a $10 million ad campaign that would focus on tying POTUS to his former minister in Chicago, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It's built around an attack-ad strategy that John McCain refused to implement in the 2004 election.
- It charges that POTUS "misled" voters in to believing he was a "metrosexual Black Abe Lincoln" and suggests hiring a well-known Black conservative as spokesperson to counter claims of "race baiting."
The leaked document is only one of several options that Joe is considering for this election season.
And, now that it's leaked, there will probably be some adjustments with other options taking the lead over this one -- despite how strangely entertaining it would be.
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