The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle.

Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against our nominee, Senator Barack Obama.  And Irvine’s own State Rep. Chuck DeVore is behind one of the groups inivolved in attack ads Brown produces on our Democratic nominee.

To counter this, the Obama team has put together this site to refute Floyd Brown’s work, which you can see doesn’t pass the smell test.

  1 comment for “The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

  1. Misha Houser
    June 12, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I think the best way to prevent the Republican slime machine from succeeding with their sleazy methods is to keep making the story about the individuals and groups behind these ads.

    If we keep talking about Floyd Brown and not the ad itself, if we keep putting the spotlight on the slime balls who create these abominable ads, then we can defeat them.

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