Friday, November 04, 2005

A New Low?

Even by NJ political standards the new Doug Forrster ad is a low blow. (NY Times story here.) The ad quotes Jon Corzine's ex-wife saying that he "let his family down, and he'll probably let New Jersey down, too."

This is a desperate move by a desperate campaign, and much like the Virginia "Hitler ad" I think it will backfire. My guess is that Corzine will win by 15%, at least 5% higher because of this ad.

Of course, this opens up a Pandora's box for both candidates, so one reporter asked Forrester if he had ever had an affairs. After hemming and hawing for about 45 seconds, he said "if you are asking me if I have ever had sex with someone else in the course of my marriage, the answer is no."

Even my favorite conservative couldn't help but roll her eyes at that lame answer.

More on the story at Politics