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Hiram College political science professor Jason Johnson was interviewed by the Baltimore Afro-American for the article “SuperPAC Portrays Obama as Racist.” The article discusses a recent campaign ad produced by the FightBigotry SuperPAC.
Jason Johnson, a political analyst who teaches at Hiram College in Ohio, agreed.
“[This ad] is reflective of where the Republican Party really is in terms of their view of the president. They still believe Barack Obama is this man of consummate evil who wants to destroy the world,” he said.
Spence and Johnson expressed skepticism in the superPAC’s ability to raise money and to garner support for Republican nominee Mitt Romney, however.
“It doesn’t strike me as something that would magically transform the voting public,” Johnson said. “It’s not going to make anybody like Romney over Obama, or make them decide to vote for Romney instead of Obama. Anyone who believes this ad was not going to vote for Obama anyway.”
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