Reading the polls like everyone else, I have no idea who will win the Nevada Senate race between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle. But let's pretend we're hard-nosed political strategists. Here are the messages the candidates, or people acting in their behalf, are putting out over the internet today. Each, I suspect, is a pretty fair representation of the candidate’s closing argument.
The Angle ad says, in effect, things are so bad that you have nothing much to lose by voting out a hack like Harry Reid:
The Reid ad says, in effect, that you’re far too well-off to risk voting for a kook like Sharron Angle:
Is there any doubt about which message is more compelling in a state with double-digit unemployment and a housing market overwhelmed by foreclosures?