Paul Krugman, of The New York Times, made us aware yesterday of a mail piece being sent out by the Obama campaign on healthcare. Via Ezra Klein, I discovered that TPM has scans of the piece and there I found the link to the YouTube video from the original ad.
The mailer was briefly discussed on Bill Maher’s show last night. (I have to admit that I’ve stopped watching Maher because a) he’s turned into a misogynist jerk and b) gratuitous use of foul language just isn’t funny.) Outside of NLS, the VA blogosphere has all but ignored this, perhaps because, as I alluded to in an earlier post, many of them are too young to remember what the 1990s were really like.
There are those who think that this mail piece was a horrible error on the part of the Obama camp and, in fact, has provided fodder for the Republicans to use in the fall campaign. Others are not so sure.
What do you think?