Obama Advisers Consider Ad Blitz Against Tea Party

National campaign would portray Republicans as radicals
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2010 10:15 PM CDT
Updated Sep 20, 2010 6:30 AM CDT
People hold signs and wave flags during the "Uni-Tea" Tea Party rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia in July.   (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

(Newser) – All these Tea Party victories have given Democratic strategists an idea for a national ad campaign with a simple theme: Don't let Republicans take control, because these people are nuts. President Obama's advisers are considering just such an ad blitz, reports the New York Times. The idea is to scare Democratic voters to the polls by raising the prospect of having the likes of Christine O'Donnell running the government.

“We need to get out the message that it’s now really dangerous to re-empower the Republican Party because the people who have taken over the party are radical,” says one insider. It's not a done deal, however. As the Times explains, such a campaign runs the risk of nationalizing the midterms at a time of high unemployment and plenty of other misery. Opponents say it may be wiser to let local pols fight their own fights. More Tea Party headlines here.

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