KMT defends ad aimed at older voters

‘SILENT MAJORITY’:One official said that the Council for Industrial and Commercial Development, which made the commercial, believes that Chu will maintain stability

Taipei Times
Date:  Jan 05, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday defended its latest TV campaign commercial targeting voters in their 50s, saying it was not designed to provoke divisions between older and younger generations, but rather to draw attention to middle-aged people’s aspirations for social stability.

The 106-second commercial was produced by the Council for Industrial and Commercial Development, a private organization, to drum up support for KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and his running mate, Jennifer Wang (王如玄), in the run-up to the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections.

The ad features a male office worker born in the 1960s, with the narrator asking why a middle-aged man who has devoted his life to his family and nation would “become the bad guy in their comments today.”

“They never told us [South] Korea would easily beat us with preferential trade agreements that we do not have. Instead, they accuse my friends working on the other side of the Taiwan Strait of betraying their nation,” the narrator said.

“They also told our children that we have been brainwashed since we were young and that our nation no longer exists. They forbid me from saying the word ‘Justice,’ because justice is exclusive to them,” the man said, adding that whoever manufactures hatred is the bad guy.     [FULL  STORY]

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