Mack’s Mom: ‘We mothers understand’by John Kennedy | October 15th, 2012
Republican U.S. Senate contender Connie Mack IV, dubbed by an earlier GOP opponent as the ‘Charlie Sheen of Florida’ for his youthful wild side, Monday began airing a TV spot featuring his mother promoting him while acknowledging he was “a bit of a handful.”
Mack was blistered by one-time primary rival George LeMieux for altercations which occured when he was in his 20s. They included a nightclub arrest in Jacksonville a few months after his father, Connie Mack III, was elected to the U.S. Senate, a fight a few years later with then-Atlanta Brave Ron Gant, and a couple earlier road rage episodes.
In the latest TV ad, Priscilla Mack said, “My Connie was a good kid, a bit of a handful. We mothers understand.”
The camera then turns to Connies pere et fil looking on with a sort of ‘boys will be boys’ expression.
The candidate’s campaign manager, Jeff Cohen, said the calculus behind the spot will pay off.
“In a sea of unbelievable negative TV ads, we are confident that this ad will truly stand out and reach voters in a very compelling way,” Cohen said.
Here’s the spot: http://bit.ly/WesuFX