Yesterday we ruminated over how insidery and confusing the man-tackles-mom pro-life commercial is, and now the Washington Post dug up the ad that didn't air. The one that makes semisense. While it also shies away from saying abortion and is still completely cryptic, it does not distract with ridiculous antics, making it less WTF? and more heartwarming.
CBS has a ban on advocacy ads, so the group paying for the ad, Focus on the Family, pretty much had to make it as passive as possible to get it through. Throwing in a tackle probably made it a lot less partisan and, unfortunately, a lot more incomprehensible.