The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just sent us a quick note saying they had a bunch of videos showing a "behind the scenes" look at the race for US Senate, which pits Democratic US Representative Tom Allen against Republican incumbent Susan Collins.
Here are the names of the five videos they told us about (they're linked, but trust us and finish reading before you click).
"Canvassing in Maine"
"A day on a lobster boat"
"Fly fishing with Tom Allen"
"Is Tom Allen boring?"
"On the trail with Allen"
So which one of those boringly titled options do you think we watched first? You're right. And the answer is above. Even as a canned piece of promotion not paid for by Tom Allen's campaign, the idea of posing such a question (even rhetorically) is dangerous. And then when the answer is a sleepy video with a lullaby soundtrack, the DSCC should know it's missing the boat.
Give it try for yourself. (NSFW only because you'll fall asleep at your desk.)