The Club for Growth’s Super PAC is dumping $1 million against Trump in Iowa, the first major ad buy. The theme? He’s a politician like the rest of them:
This is the best they can do? He’s not a politician like the rest of them. The ad seems fake to me.
But Trump does not typically respond well to criticism. He goes nuclear. So we will see if the ads have an impact.
My own guess is video footage of Trump smearing Carson and promising to appoint “horrible people” to high office might work better.
Meanwhile Jeb Bush’s Super PAC is spending $6 million in ads in Iowa through the end of this year (and over $20 million in early primary states. The first ad touts his record:
My own guess is that running on your record is a terrible, counterproductive waste of money this year.
But nobody pays me the big bucks.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.