He's Baaack! Banks Attack Ads Part Deux!
The Lt. Governor's primary has returned to form on the GOP side. After running attack ads against Senator Jim Holt that were so outrageous that even the Democrat-Gazette admitted they were off base, Chuck Banks pulled the ads and attempted to stay positive for a few days. Now it seems that the personality of the psychopathic movie doll has once again possessed the soul of the Bank's campaign.
These ads, unwittingly- which is the way that much of Mr. Bank's campaign had been conducted- highlight just how out of touch Mr. Banks is with the Republican grassroots. For example, the ads highlight that Mr. Banks is a supporter of Pre-K programs and unlike Senator Holt has a "sensible plan for immigration". The Republican base is not in favor of Pre-K and considers "sensible plans for immigration" to be code words for a "guest worker program" which are code words for "amnesty". And they are right. These are two issues that the leadership of the party is aggressively attempting to hammer down the throats of the protesting grassroots. Holt is the guy standing up for the people tired of being pushed left.
Bank's also made a point to stay on the Demo-zette's good side this time by noting that the Demo-zette thinks Banks is a likeable guy and that they think Holt is a terrible legislator. Once again, the Banks folks are phoning the campaign in from another galaxy relative to most Republican voters. They know the Demo-zette, who actually opposed the marriage amendment, is not their buddy. The people read those things upside down.