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    Tom Cotton not putting Mark Pryor at ease

    Tom Cotton not putting Mark Pryor at ease

    Using Pryor’s attack on Cotton’s military “sense of entitlement” against Pryor.

    Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in the Arkansas Senate race.

    It is considered a prime flip opportunity for Republicans.

    The polling shows Cotton in a strong position (with the usual caveat that there’s a lot of time before the election).

    Pryor stepped in it when he said a few weeks ago that Cotton acted as if his military service gave Cotton a sense of entitlement.

    To which Cotton responds (h/t Free Beacon):


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    That’s a terrific and creative ad. Endearing and entertaining and also gets to the point.

    Henry Hawkins | April 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    It is better than we think. Note the subliminals* – red, white, and blue shirt (patriotism), sans tie (common man populism), black guy is higher rank (which Cotton readily accepts), black guy is higher rank based on his merits (no affirmative action here), and finally, the closing campaign logo, a red, white, and blue boot track. Military boot track.

    *Not truly subliminal, but so, so subtle and so effective.

      aerily in reply to Henry Hawkins. | April 22, 2014 at 8:52 am

      yarp, they did good with this one. I did like the drill sergeant ‘light’ aspect that they gave Sgt Norton. the harder one would not have played well. The play between Cotton and Norton was classic. Cotton shows respect, humility, and a little bit of light hearted humor. I’d vote for the guy.

    Ranks up there with “Make em Squeal!” :<)

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