The Republican Governor’s Association today cut loose a second TV ad against Roy Barnes – clearly a campaign to establish a Pavlovian relationship between the Democratic nominee for governor and President Barack Obama.
The RGA accuses both Obama and Barnes of ruling with “an iron fist.”
Not details have yet come from RGA, but we’re told that the 30-second spot will see a significant amount of play in metro Atlanta and beyond – through Thursday. And then will pick up again next Tuesday, after the Labor Day holiday.
Update: Nick Ayers, the former Sonny Perdue aide and RGA executive director, just sent a message indicating the new TV spot will stay up through the Labor Day weekend — the cash was sent yesterday — and has been joined by a 60-second radio ad, also playing statewide, on the same theme.
“One man ruled with an iron fist, giving us politics and laws we did not want, and did not support. When challenged, he was thin-skinned and arrogant, putting the blame on others.
“Think we’re talking about Barack Obama? We’re not. We’re talking about former Gov. Roy Barnes. Roy Barnes ruled Georgia for four years, and the results were disastrous. Can Georgia really afford more of the same?”
The RGA does not specify the disasters it alleges accompanied the Barnes administration. But its ad does use an ending nearly identical to the latest Barnes ad. Take a listen:
So the question becomes, who’s more of what “same”?