Gamblin’ Man

Piggy-backing off of the 4,600 word plus NY Times investigative report (the typical anti-McCain piece with over lots of smoke but no fire), the DNC has released a new ad highlighting McCain’s ties to the casino industry. There could be many reasons for the ad — the lobbying issue, trying to rile up social conservatives, and perhaps portray him as an unreliable risk taker. Perhaps it’s just because I have my own industry ties having spent my childhood in the Atlantic City area with a father in the casino business, but I don’t really see this ad accomplishing much — and remember, casinos are the largest employer in Nevada, a swing state.