Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Byrd Launches TV Ads

Don Surber says that ole Sheets is taking to the airwaves in response to an ad campaign begun last Friday by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. You may view the ad by clicking here. I agree that this is a sign that Team Byrd is quite scared, especially since there's no viable candidate in the race yet.

Regardless of what you think about whether he should be reelected next year to another 6 years in the Senate at the age of 89, one thing is certain. The one thing Byrd & Company have not been displaying is the kind of confidence you would expect from the only man to carry all 55 counties in West Virginia--and three times to boot!--and who won 77% of the vote in 2000 and has his name plastered on hundreds of things across this state and a giant statue of himself in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. Having the DSCC release its poll showing Byrd leading Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito 51-41 in a hypothetical matchup was bad enough, but beginning to unload the war chest like this 15 months before an election in which no viable candidate has yet announced a candidacy?