Almost Everyone’s An Outsider

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I’ve said many times the current anti-Washington mood makes congressional incumbents act like they’ve never been there before. Nowhere is this more apparent than in carefully staged campaign ads. But Blanche Lincoln is taking a slightly different tack in her latest TV spot, hoping her recent ascent to the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee will be a boon in Arkansas’ farmlands. Take a good look at that shot of Lincoln in what’s designed to look like a Capitol committee room, you won’t see many like it this year.

If you want to see how most candidates will be portraying themselves, check out this Michael Bennet ad: