Ever since the publication of that infamous Washington Post story, which accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting teenagers, polling in the state has been topsy-turvy, with some showing Moore in the lead and others suggesting that his opponent, Doug Jones, could eke out a victory.
In other words, despite even more victims coming forward to accuse Moore of pedophilic behavior, it’s anyone’s ballgame.
Perhaps that is why Jones has been hesitant to bring up the allegations against Moore directly, instead opting to circle around them, letting constituents connect the dots on their own.
Well, this new ad gets pretty darned close to addressing the elephant in the
It’s called “Voices” and was uploaded to Jones’ official YouTube account yesterday.
The ad uses quotes from so-called “conservative voices” to make the candidate’s point for him, thus allowing Jones to remain above the fray by not speaking out against Moore directly.
“Ivanka Trump says ‘there’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children,’ and ‘I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts,'” a narrator can be heard saying. “Jeff Sessions says ‘I have no reason to doubt these young women.’ And Richard Shelby says he will ‘absolutely not vote for Roy Moore.'”
“Conservative voices putting children and women over party – doing what’s right.”
The brutal campaign spot ends with a still of each of Moore’s accusers as they looked at the time of the alleged assaults, while Ivanka Trump’s quote about a “special place in hell for people who prey on children” reappears on-screen.
Doug Jones doesn’t even appear in the ad, not even to simply say “I’m Doug Jones and I approve this message.”
Interesting, right? Alabama’s special election to fill the senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on Dec. 12.
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