It comes down to if you think people appreciate the fact that he helped bring Indiana out of the red, by a nice bug margin, more than they will not like the fact that he signed off on Bush's overspending.
Or that many people, democrats and republicans alike, realize that for the federal government, at the present time, deficits are not a huge deal.
Large deficits are ultimately unsustainable, and structural deficits are worrying, but most serious policy makers recognize that drastic action to bring the US to a balanced budget would have dramatic negative consequences, while continued deficits have few.
That is, as long as they're not pandering to tea partiers.
"Daisy" aired only once, during a September 7, 1964 telecast of David and Bathsheba on The NBC Monday Movie. Johnson's campaign was widely criticized for using the prospect of nuclear war, as well as for the implication that Goldwater would start one, to frighten voters. The ad was immediately pulled, but the point was made, appearing on the nightly news and on conversation programs in its entirety. Jack Valenti, who served as a special assistant to Johnson, later suggested that pulling the ad was a calculated move, arguing that "it showed a certain gallantry on the part of the Johnson campaign to withdraw the commercial."
Oh, I hate Jack Valenti so much. If you haven't already, you should watch This Film is Not Yet Rated on Netflix. It gives an in depth look into the hypocrisy and disturbing way our culture is shaped by the 7 corporate run studios involved with the MPAA.
Wow, that's a pretty awesome campaign ad... I know people who completely believe it's true as well. That if Obama is re-elected, the economy will collapse, Iran will get nuclear weapons, and communists will take over the US.
the longer his campaign continues, the more convinced I am he's yanking our collective chain, but the fact that there are millions of people out there who actually think of him as their choice for president takes all the fun out of it.
The really sad part about this is that this isn't the first time he's told this story. I first heard it last night on Rachel when he used it in a radio interview. I don't even understand how he or his campaign can think this is a good story to trot out to make him seem more relatable and human.
Hewitt: Yesterday, the presidentís campaign manager said that you are the godfather of Obamacare ... if thatís who you are, can you make the Democrats an offer they canít refuse to repeal it?
Romney: (laughing) Thatís a great idea. We counted, by the way, that Mr. Plouffe is the Rumpelstiltskin of trying to turn straw into gold. He will not be successful. I can tell you one thing. If Iím the godfather of this thing, then it gives me the right to kill it.