Politics: I'll Take Repetitive Advertising for $500

I'll Take Repetitive Advertising for $500

For a few viewers, there was something familiar about the televised attack on Al Gore that ran in several major markets this past March. Called "Hypocrisy," the spot featured a Jeopardy-style game show with questions about Al Gore's Buddhist-temple fund raising and other allegations.

Rewind to then Senator Bob Packwood's 1992 re-election race against Representative Les AuCoin in Oregon. One Packwood ad featured a Jeopardy-style game show with questions about AuCoin's bounced checks and other allegations. Similar? Actually, identical.

The new ad simply has three different questions and Gore's name dubbed in. The actors' lips keep moving after Gore's name has...

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