Obama Campaign Manager Behind Anti-Gay Ad
A new profile says Obama chief Jim Messina was behind a gay-baiting political ad in 2002. I'll never forget when he showed me that ad, says Senator Max Baucus.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina was behind an infamous 2002 anti-gay ad that aired in Montana, according to a profile by Joshua Green in Businessweek.
The ad was run against Mike Taylor, a Republican challenger to Senator Max Baucus of Montana.
The spot features porn music and decades old footage of Taylor's men's cosmetic line, suggestively edited to end with an apparent crotch grab.
"Mike Taylor: Not the way we do business in Montana," the voice over says, ostensibly referring to a loan scandal though in reality raising questions about Taylor's sexual preference.
Messina, according to Baucus, was responsible... [via Buzzfeed]