Campaign ads: Coleman throws a gutter ball in latest bowling alley commercial


The Norm Coleman campaign shows its first public sign of fear in a new :30 spot released yesterday. “Why Not” is a shorthand review of the personal gaffes committed by Al Franken in the race to date. There was no question the race would come to this, but it seems telling that the Coleman campaign is justifying the nasty turn by claiming Franken “went negative” first by highlighting Coleman’s close ties to the Bush White House.

In any case, it’s funny to see three men in a bowling alley tutting over “pornography” like octogenarian church ladies.

The ad is the third bowling alley commercial in the race. The other two–Coleman’s original “he brought hockey back” ad and Franken’s web-only satiric spin on it–are below in case you missed them.