As the Democratic Senate majority devolved into scandal and varying degrees of chaos last year, and Darrel Aubertine was pictured standing next to what could be perceived as menacing, thuggish ethnically different people like Sen. Malcolm Smith, Senator Pedro Espada, Senator John Sampson, Senator Kevin Parker, Senator Hiram Montserrate and others...I was wondering whether you could get away with appealing to base instincts on race and stereotype....
The GOP is giving it a try in direct mail and TV spots depicting Senator Aubertine between members of the NYC based "thugocracy" that rules the Senate.
Its all part of making the "one of us" guy into one of them.
Its a little edgy, but if nobody calls you on it, it might work move a few voters in a close race.
Let's see how far they take it.