Leave aside the question of how unsafe it is to be talking to the camera while moving down the road.
In the first spot, Brown talks about his childhood. It's well known that he did not have an easy one. He summarizes the repeated moves, his mom's need to work more than one job at a time. "Life certainly wasn't a picnic. But I was raised to work hard, be honest and play by the rules."
Then Brown says something that ought to be noticed: "As tough as it was growing up, I wouldn't change a thing."
Umm, remember how Brown told us that he had been sexually abused by a camp counselor and repeatedly beaten by a stepfather?
So, does he really mean it when he says that he would not change a thing?
I don't know the man--I met him once, for a few minutes, in his Washington office. But I have a sneaking feeling that he does mean it--that at least he did when he cut that campaign spot. Because its my impression that he is not a critical thinker, that he does not stop to consider the complexities of situations or issues, and that he may have the convenient memory that afflicts almost all of us at least some of he time--the one where we believe that what is good for us is the truth.
Does that say anything about his fitness to be in the Senate? I leave that to you.