Peter Schiff, a financial commentator and pro-Ron Paul activist running in the Republican Senate primary in Connecticut, is now attempting to broadcast a truly amazing and entertaining attack ad against the frontrunner in the primary, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon.
“Liberal Linda McMahon has kicked Republicans for years,” the announcer says — followed by old WWE video of McMahon, playing a fictionalized version of herself, kicking a man in the groin. The announcer then discusses McMahon’s various sins, such as donating to Democrats, attending the 2008 Dem convention, and supporting bailouts — followed each time by video of that kick.
The ad is not on TV, but Schiff is now trying to raise money to get it on the air — and in fact, he has enlisted the help of Ron Paul’s son, Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, in the effort. The TPM Poll Average for the primary shows McMahon with 43.4%, following by 29.6% for former Congressman Simmons — who just jumped back into the race after suspending his campaign in late May — plus 10.0% for Schiff. The Republican primary will be held on August 10.
One question about this ad: In the current economic and political environment, wouldn’t the visual of a woman delivering a crotch-kick to a man wearing a business suit actually help McMahon’s popularity?