Metaphors gone bad

[youtube=] Wow. Boxing gloves really?

If you're gonna use a gimmack, don't make your candidate looks stupid doing it.

Then there's this (from @pwire):

"Scott Walker (R) has begun running ads in which he dons boxing gloves and vows to "go the distance" against Tom Barrett (D) in the Wisconsin race for governor, the APreports.

The problem with the fighting metaphor? Barrett "was viciously beaten outside a fairground last year and left with serious injuries" when he "tried to help a screaming woman struggling to protect her 1-year-old granddaughter from being taken by her drunk, belligerent father.""