California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown is quickly leveraging a golden TV moment yesterday into a new ad attacking his Republican rival Meg Whitman — for not being positive in her campaign.
Remember that fun moment yesterday, when Whitman got booed by an audience at a joint appearance with Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), because she wouldn’t agree to Matt Lauer’s effort to get her and Brown to drop their negative ads? Well, now it’s Brown’s new ad.
The ad shows the exchange where Brown agreed to take down his negative ads if Whitman would do so as well. Then we get Whitman’s waffling answer about how she wouldn’t take down ads going after Brown’s record — and the made-for-an-ad moment of the audience booing her.
The on-screen text then says: “Tell Meg Whitman: Let’s Get Positive.”
The TPM Poll Average gives Brown a lead of 49.0%-41.3%.