Please watch this ad. Notice the shattered glass over both President Barack Obama's and Senator Chuck Hagel's faces. Near the end of the ad, the glass over Senator Hagel's face suddenly explodes.
In the wake of the violent tragedies our country has suffered in a Connecticut elementary school, a movie theater, Virginia Tech, and during a meet and greet with Congressman Gabby Gifford, this ad intimidating a US President not to nominate a US Senator with violent imagery is "not a responsible option."
The message is clear, and it's terrifying.