By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
On TV, radio and over the Internet, Michigan voters are getting a firsthand taste of the growing nastiness of the Republican presidential race as candidates and their PAC allies blanket the airwaves here with ads ahead of Tuesday's crucial primary.
The portrayal of a young Asian woman speaking broken English in a Super Bowl ad being run by U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra against Michigan incumbent Debbie Stabenow is bringing charges of racial insensitivity.
In the Super Bowl of advertising, Justin Bieber replaced Ozzy Osbourne, and Joan Rivers became a GoDaddy girl. But a pair of commercials by automakers took the early trophy for online buzz.
"I don't know that Republicans are really evaluating the damage the primary is having on the candidates," he said. "Usually, you say the primary is a good, healthy process. But I think some of the negative messages — especially by the super PACs — are really hurting the credibility of the candidates. While the ads are annoying, I think the negative ones are somewhat effective."