Old Dudes In Rocking Chairs Switch Parties

In 2008, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ran this ad in North Carolina against Elizabeth Dole:

The ad played into Kay Hagan’s theme of the year that Dole was out-of-touch with North Carolina voters and was not an effective Senator.

Well, the old dudes and their rocking chairs are back, only this time they’re working for Republican Senator Richard Burr:

Both ads are pretty effective and whoever’s idea it was to get the same actors to effectively switch parties in the same state should be credited with some very creative campaigning.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. PD Shaw says:

    I predict that in two years they’ll  be hired by another party and express deep found regret for believing in the illusory democracy of the petite bourgeoisie, and announce their deep felt belief in the dictatorship of the proletariat.  Shortly thereafter, North Carolina secedes from the Union, creating the first rump Marxist state.