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Romney campaign unleashes the most powerful political ad of our generation

Political ads can be difficult to evaluate.  Sometimes memorable ads aren’t particularly effective.  I still have fond memories of the Demon Sheep, but she wasn’t able to secure a campaign victory for her candidate.

The Romney campaign has already gotten quite a bit of mileage out of contrasting their candidate with Barack Obama’s chilling vision of “You Didn’t Build That” collectivist theory.  Now they’ve refined that contrast into nuclear political ordnance.  This morning I’ve been hearing people compare the power of this ad to the infamous “Daisy” mushroom-cloud commercial deployed against Barry Goldwater.

Unlike “Daisy,” this one is honest.  This really is what Campaign 2012 is all about.  It never should have come to this, but it has.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.