Inspired by submissions from readers and friends of HispanicNashville.com
There have undoubtedly been public servants with positive, constructive involvement with this issue at every level of government, and those efforts are very much appreciated, but has that tone carried over into the candidates' media buys? It seems not.
My question to a group of friends was, how would you advise a candidate who enlisted you to help craft the perfect campaign ad (or part of an ad) in this weaponized immigration debate? The goal was not necessarily to find the catchiest slogan or the most politically savvy balancing act. It was simply to answer this question: what needs to be said?
Responses came in, and they inspired these images. There are no faces or real names in the pictures, because these ads are not for real candidates. They are simply figments of our collective imagination.
Click on any image for a larger version.
Update October 17, 2006: WKRN aired this report on the ads.