Ron Saxton released the first campaign ad of the fall gubernatorial election. Surprisingly (or perhaps not), it's an attack ad. Watch the ad here (WMV).
In short, the ad wonders if you can name any of Ted Kulongoski's accomplishments. The K Camp's response?
Governor Kulongoski balanced the state budget despite a $3 billion deficit. He helped create more than 100,000 new jobs - putting Oregonians back to work at family-wage incomes. He ended the decade-long gridlock in the legislature to pass an overdue transportation package to fix our roads and bridges and help move people, commerce and goods across the state.
Not that Saxton proposes any solutions of his own. As the Kulongoski campaign told the press:
As Ron Saxton said himself at the July debate in Welches, "You show what kind of governor you're going to be by what kind of campaign you run." And it shouldn't be lost on voters that Saxton's first ad is short on substance and heavy on empty rhetoric.
After a series of negative poll numbers, Ron Saxton released his first ad of the general election campaign season in an act of desperation. An attack of Governor Kulongoski and his record as governor. Did he offer any solutions? No. Did he tell voters what he would do if elected? No.
Why? Because Ron Saxton is just a typical politician who will say anything to get elected.