Since I previously knocked Jim Webb’s advertising, it seems only fair to point out that this time he’s done a good one.
Or, rather, Mark Warner does a good one for Jim Webb.
Speaking of Jim Webb, here’s an effective ad produced by Lars Sandvik, a Washington ad-maker who doesn’t usually do political ads and isn’t part of the Beltway consultant mafia. He did it for free, on his own, without consulting the Webb campaign. Now the question is whether anyone will find the money to put it on TV.
Incidentally, the ad is designed to be customizable at low cost — all you have to do is change the handle if the pitch fits another candidate.
Bottom line: even if Jim Webb himself isn’t the best TV performer, he’s got the right sort of friends. (And, the latest poll shows Webb with a narrow lead over Sen. George Allen, 47% to 44%. But as this is something of an outlier from all the other polls that show Allen ahead, I’m not going to believe it until I see it confirmed at least once, maybe twice.)