The McDonnell campaign has been focused, almost laser-like, on the need for our next governor to focus on creating jobs and working in a bipartisan manner to do so. The campaign’s latest ad, featuring Sheila Johnson, is pitch-perfect — a Democrat with proven job-creating skills supporting Bob McDonnell for Governor. It’s a good, positive ad, emphasizing McDonnell’s record and plans for the future. Here’s the ad:
I think the McDonnell campaign’s ads have been nearly flawless this campaign season — nearly always positive, substantive, focused on jobs and transportation, probably the biggest issues facing Virginia right now. And the “negative” ads aren’t really negative attack ads. They really have been just defending McDonnell from the attacks of his opponent, and setting the record straight. It helps when the editorial pages of most of the major papers in the state have, at one point or another, excoriated Deeds for the negative campaign he has been running.