Detroit PAC "Voice the Vote" took a full page ad out in the Chronicle that violates Godwin's Law, and then some.
From the Free Press
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Republican challenger Dick DeVos were in rare agreement Thursday -- the campaign they are waging against each other doesn't have anything to do with Adolf Hitler.
Granholm and DeVos were responding to a full-page ad appearing in this week's edition of the Detroit-based Michigan Chronicle newspaper that featured photographs of Hitler and Granholm and accused Democrats of taking African-American voters for granted.
Now while I believe democrats take blacks (and also labor) for granted, this is not the smartest way to address that, and will most likely backfire. All it's doing is making people mad. DeVos isn't happy with this, since he'll get blamed - even though he has nothing to do with it.
The newspaper ad features the story of Jesse Owens, an African American and gold medal winner at the 1936 Munich Olympics who became a supporter of the Republican candidate for president that year. Owens said he did so, in part, because Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt, like Hitler, had not shaken his hand after the Olympic performance and the Republican candidate, Kansas Gov. Alf Landon, had.
The ad features photographs of Hitler, Owens and, in addition to Granholm, former Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. It urges black voters to "Say No to Governor Granholm in November."
But both Mongo and Harbin said it was not an endorsement of DeVos.
"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right..."