Quick Hit Micah Maidenberg Monday October 11th, 2010, 4:41pm

Abraham Lincoln Look-Alike In Teachers' Ad Against Brady

When it comes to the November 2 gubernatorial election, voters might want to ask themselves one question: What would Abraham Lincoln do?

According to a cheeky new ad produced by the Illinois Education Association, Lincoln certainly wouldn't vote for Republican nominee Bill Brady. In the ad, a Lincoln look-alike intones against Brady's educational policies. An actor's lips hover atop the look-alike's face, as cinematic splotches and film noise seek to lend authenticity to the spot. "Lincoln" arrives about 30 seconds in:

It's one of the stranger bits of campaign media thus far in 2010. (The IEA, which endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign, is using it to promote a new website that attacks Brady's stances on education, pensions, and labor issues). With the governor's race less than a month away, it remains to be seen if other former presidents will join the current one in helping a candidate seeking the seat.

(H/T Ward Room)

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