It’s a Gingrich ad, of course.
Democrat Gingrich attack ad which he could run himself to attract Republican voters like me.
I wouldn’t in a million years want to nominate a GOP candidate with Ron Paul’s views on foreign policy and treatment of illegal combatants, and sensible people have to realize that you can’t actually abolish the Department of the Interior until you sell all the National Parks and Indian Reservations first. But otherwise I kind of like this Ron Paul ad. It’s spirited.
It starts running today in Iowa.
Democrats pounced on Mitt Romney’s first campaign ad attacking Obama with glee. They had parsed the ad and discovered that one of the damaging Obama quotations (““If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we’re going to lose.”) had been repeated mockingly by Obama, coming originally from a McCain aide.
They had nailed Romney beautifully, the left-wing comentariat thought happily. Another ham-fisted Republican mistake was exposed, and ridiculed, and totaled up in their credit column. They’d won.
But, whoops! as the next couple of days passed, frustrated Obama staffers found that nobody really cared all that much about the fine details of that particular line’s original source and context. It applied very aptly to the incumbent president’s situation. The ad worked and did real damage.
And, in the end, Romney strategists got to sit back and smile contentedly, shaking their heads, and remarking with feigned astonishment to Politico about the Obama camp’s “overreaction to ‘a small buy on one station in New Hampshire.’ ”
I think this man means business.
Hat tip to Rodger Kamenetz.
A parody commercial from Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC).
J. D. Fitzpatrick, at Ricochet, offers a first draft of a political video intended to target those middle-of-the-road, non-ideological voters.
I think he is making an excellent point, but he needs to expand his argument a bit and elaborate.
Supplied by his friends, the Republican Party.
Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.
That is a well-made, albeit a bit over-the-top, political advertisement. I kind of expected it to conclude “Opening in Theaters Next July.”
All this made me realise that I don’t really know that much about Tim Pawlenty.
He is governor of Minnesota (which suggests that he is nice), and has a vague reputation (reaching even me) of being a younger Republican fiscal conservative reformer.
Looking him up on Wikipedia, I find that he is a University of Minnesota graduate. Of Polish and German ancestry. Converted from Roman Catholicism to Evangelical Baptism. (-25 points for negative evolutionary movement) He has a record of supporting Ethanol and talking about clean energy, (-10 points for understandable opportunism) He has also grandstanded on illegal immigration, producing a study about how much money illegal immigrants were costing Minnesota (but not noting how much positive economic impact an available supply of cheap labor produces) and sending the Minnesota National Guard to patrol the Mexican border. (-25 more points) He does not seem to have a completely dazzling record as governor.
I’m afraid it will take more than this nice enough Rah, rah, America! film trailer to make me a Pawlenty enthusiast.
According to the Young Socialists of Catalonia.
The American viewer can tell immediately that she voted for the wrong reasons for the wrong party.