The Jeb Bush Super PAC’s latest ad attacks Rubio for flip-flops.
Turns out Mike Murphy ran almost the same ad in 2002 against the Democrats and it is credited with helping the Democrats.
The Bush campaign did hit McBride with negative TV spots starting in July. But the ads didn’t have their intended effect. They didn’t prevent McBride from advancing to a showdown against Bush in the Nov. 5 general election. Instead, political observers from both parties say the ads helped McBride introduce himself to more voters and defeat former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in the Democratic primary.
Murphy produced the ads that featured dancing feet to symbolize what Republicans called McBride’s fuzzy positions. He doesn’t accept the conventional wisdom that the ads helped McBride more than they hurt him.
“Complete baloney,” he snapped.