We got this ad in our newspaper today in Keelung. It is sponsored by the DPP’s city council caucus, and all the members (except the LY candidate) have signed their names at the bottom.
The headline screams, “Last Place Alliance.” The three people are introduced as, the last place (former Keelung mayor Chang Tung-jung), the second to last place (former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin), and the third to last place (former Taichung mayor Jason Hu). It then asks, “Do you want this kind of person to come to Keelung to be our legislator?”
On the other side, it lists the Commonwealth Magazine surveys of satisfaction with all the mayors and magistrates from 2011 and 2012, which indeed show those three doing terribly. Then it hits with the gut punch: “The fourth-to-last place is Chu Li-lun, who is currently representing the KMT in the presidential race.” Oof.
Actually, I’m happy to see these sorts of negative ads. If you did a bad job, it should haunt you and your party for years. Collective responsibility makes democracy work.