Awaiting the Obama PAC ad that jumps the shark

Don't be surprised when an Obama superPAC ad threatens urban disorder if Obama loses the election. Jump the shark "is an idiom created by Jon Hein that is used to describe the moment in the evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality that is beyond recovery. The phrase is also used to refer to a particular scene, episode or aspect of a show in which the writers use some type of 'gimmick' in a desperate attempt to keep viewers' interest." As the elections draws near, Obama superPAC ads will likely become more desperate.  "So what's more desperate that accusing Romney of murdering someone's wife?" you ask.  Stand by. How about a superPAC ad -- the superPACs are the pit bulls of the Obama campaign - that subtly threatens urban disorder if Obama loses the election.  It would make the point, while giving the Obama campaign credible denial (We don't control that dog!) of any complicity in crafting the message.  We're watching that denial --...(Read Full Post)