Gov. Jim Douglas has launched his first TV ad, according to his campaign. It's short, 30-second spot and hits the airwaves tonight, wedged right around the Democratic National Convention coverage.
Here's the transcript, with Douglas speaking:
"Vermonters are really hurting. They’re feeling the pinch as gas
prices and fuel prices and food prices rise – beyond their means. That’s
why I moved quickly to propose my economic stimulus plan to encourage the
creation of new jobs, to provide the sales tax holiday, provide easier access to
small business loans and home mortgages. I really believe that during the
next couple years I can continue to make a difference to assure hope and
opportunity and prosperity for the families of Vermont."
The things he doesn't say:
Whether any of this pain is his fault.
What, if anything tangible, his stimulus plan is doing to reverse things.
He doesn't blame the Legislature, or his Democratic opponent, in the ad. That's reserved for other opportunities.
- Terri Hallenbeck