JobsOhio announced today that it will launch an advertising campaign featuring new 30-second television spots that will “run for three weeks on most major networks around the state.” You read that correctly. John Kasich’s signature program, funded with taxpayer dollars and responsible for attracting new jobs to Ohio, is going to start running TV ads in Ohio.
For a group that fought tooth-and-nail to be free from any government oversight or public scrutiny, the purpose of their first big ad buy couldn’t be any more transparent.
You may be familiar with TV ads from Michigan or New York that [...]Full Story... →
Modern’s piece on Kasich is up. It’s all I promised and then some. Maybe not what you expected, but there’s a point to that. The right in Ohio has historically gone down the nasty rumor mill road more times than not. They typically do it when most vulnerable. You’ll remember the NAMBLA flailing about that eventually even made it into a debate between now Governor Strickland and his opponent Ken Blackwell (now fringe wingnut columnist).
Then there’s the “Strickland is gay” stuff, lead by Scott Pullins and other right wing bloggers. Now we have the “Ted may [...]Full Story... →
Let’s hope for the best here. I hope bloggers left and right will send well wishes to Ms. Dunham.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama is canceling nearly all his campaign events Thursday and Friday to fly to Hawaii to visit his suddenly ill 85-year-old grandmother, his spokesman said.
Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise him, was released from the hospital late last week. But he said her health had deteriorated “to the point where her situation is very serious.”Full Story... →
This is really innovative and I think very effective. Humanize the campaign for supporters letting them know that real people are also working as hard as they are in volunteering. This time, Plouffe does something else new and creative. He gives some national exposure to local attacks. These things typically stay pretty targetting and under the radar. David is not content to let that happen. He wants to shine some light on them in order to blunt their effectiveness. Really good stuff:Full Story... →
A great deal of commenting has been going on since this post was emailed around to a bunch of us. I agree completely with the take in the post.
Here’s my experience in this election. I go sit in the Delaware Obama office quite a bit. Most times just to get out of the house for a bit while working. The undisputed leader in requests coming through the front door is for yards signs. Almost always they are told there are none, but there are volunteer opportunities. They almost never sign up. They wouldn’t even if they scored [...]Full Story... →
Just in time, we have LowRoadExpress.com. Yet another site dedicated to answer McCain campaign false attacks and low road methods to try and beat Barack Obama. You’d think someone that promised to have a “respectful campaign focused on issues” wouldn’t cause his opponent to dedicated an entire new site to exposing his negative strategy.
Like FightTheSmears.com, this is another excellent effort to fight off what will only be lower gutter level politics tossed at the Senator.
It’s only going to get worse the more desperate they get. There has always been an exponential correlation to those [...]Full Story... →
Just when I thought hilarity would cease and we’d not have any more fun close to the level of “Jessica the racist bitch“, here comes Matt Hurley. Matt is proprietor of Weapons of Mass Discussion, an Ohio wingnut with a pretty creative name but with web design that just may blind you. Seriously. I’ve warned you.
Joe already posted here about the insanity of getting all worked up over a campaign logo that borrows elements from The Presidential Seal. (It’s not like he’s running for PRESIDENT or anything). So big deal, right? Where’s the hilarity. Well, that [...]Full Story... →
A new piece in The New Republic by Michelle Cottle offers a glimpse into what went wrong with Hillary’s campaign.
Bottom line: I just don’t think she was hungry enough for it in the beginning. It wasn’t really until the ten-in-a-row loss that she started doing stuff like ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Jon Stewart. In the beginning, it was hard to get her to do those things.”
i think it was 11 in a row, but whatever. There are many more examples given by those in the know. Some we knew and others that were a bit surprising. [...]Full Story... →
I wonder what would make Hillary Clinton say this:
“Anyone, anyone, who voted for either of us should be absolutely committed to voting for the other” in the general election, Clinton said during an hourlong meeting with The Indianapolis Star Editorial Board. “I’m going to shout that from the mountaintops and the valleys and everywhere I can, no matter what the outcome of the nominating process is.”
Maybe it’s because her campaign since falling behind after Super Tuesday has done nothing but divide us? Maybe it’s because she is planning on taking this thing away with more vile [...]Full Story... →
Sources with direct knowledge of the conversation between Sen. Clinton and Governor Bill Richardson, D-N.M., prior to the Governor’s endorsement of Obama say she told him flatly, “He cannot win, Bill. He cannot win.”
Wow. I wonder what “sources” and why this was leaked. I can see it either way, really. Richardson people wanting to hurt Hillary. Hillary people wanting to push the idea that Barack can’t win in November. I guess the good Governor disagreed with her (and got called Judas by a scrunch-faced surrogate in James Carville).Full Story... →
The take away from this is that it’s time to beef up his security. No nutjob (autograph seeker or not) should be allowed this close to him. He was way too pushy to be getting close to a Presidential candidate. It’s not safe.
Another angle (you can also hear Obama call him “an Ebay guy”:Full Story... →