(CNN) – Look too quickly and one may think Meg Whitman, the GOP nominee for governor in California, is herself heaping praise on rival Jerry Brown in Brown's latest TV ad.
The new spot launching Tuesday opens with Whitman declaring, "30 years ago, anything was possible in this state."
The problem for Whitman, as Brown's ad quickly notes, is that Brown himself was governor of California 30 years ago.
The spot than lists a variety of Brown's accomplishments during his first tenure as governor from 1975-1983 before cutting back to Whitman saying, "It's why I came to California so many years ago."
The most recent polls show Brown, California's attorney general and the Democrats' gubernatorial nominee, with a high single-digit lead over Whitman.
Okay, that's just funny. I do hope Brown thanked her for the endorsement.
Stupidity is not rare in this election, but it's rare you see such profound incompetence.
Is Saray Palin running all the republicans' campaigns?
Way to go Meg. Maybe you can buy back the commercial.
I was also here when Jerry Brown was governor and things were good, it didn't change until the Dot com industry went awry. The problem is the legislature and failing to adapt to the changeing revenue from economic downturn. Jerry has identified and addressed that issue head on as a candidate. Meg just keeps blaming Jerry for all of the state's problems. She acts like a typical Republican candidate and blames Democrats for all of the ills we now face. Bringing in Swartzeneggar over Grey Davis didn't resolve anything in fact it made matters worse. Ahnolds a nice guy and a decent actor but did he resolve the state's economic issues? In a nutshell no and Mrs. Whitman only offers the same program. The Republicans have gotten extremely proficient at "putting lipstick on a pig" and selling it in a different way but no matter how you face it it is still a pig.
Californians have an 8% approval rate of their government and yet they are going to elect the same old losers that have been running their state. Jerry Brown has never accomplished anything other than having the state pay his salary for his entire life. Who ever said "there is a sucker born every minute" must have lived in California.
You have to admit that's just a good, clever ad to flip her words back on her in that manner. It's clean too, not filthy mudslinging and underhanded misrepresentations like some of the crap we're seeing from candidates on both sides in some of these races. She said it, he ran with it...simple.
I only give it an 8.5/10 though...if only because I wish they could've done it without us having to look at Princess Forehead. She and her attempt to purchase a Senate seat can go run backwards thru a corn field for all I care.
Amazing that people think that any old ex-CEO can just walk right in and be deserving of a governorship.
It is time for you to stay home and cook for your beloved hubby, if you have....o.k....do not be nasty....we need term limits on congress and senate, we need to pass...o.k....
Ouch, that really hits Whitman with her own words. Show that you have to do your research and the Whitman didn't do theirs.
Ha, and let me guess, how she runs her campaign is how she'll run the state? This candidate is not qualified to be a Governor.
I'm sure Brown's ad forgets to mention he was listed as the guardian for a bunch of children that perished in the Jonestown massacre orchestrated by Jim Jones. Also about 30 years ago.