I received a call yesterday saying how “acted” Manchin appeared in this ad. I am not so sure. The Manchin media blitz of positive and negative ads has helped him close the gap to Raese. But, does this really work? The shot almost looks like Manchin is in some vineyard on California. Why are those trees so small? And, Manchin claims to be Obama, if not in post-partisan spirit. Still, the voters must remember 2008 and Obama. Is Manchin Obama? That seems to be the question this state election turns. To the video: