Skip to main content

View Diary: How much will negative advertising affect Obama? (142 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I think Markos misses the effect (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    chloris creator, dougymi, cocinero

    which is in the number of states that will be contested.  In 2000 there was a very large impact on the limitations in spending that were in the Federal Campaign Financing Law.  This meant, for example, that Gore had to pull out of Ohio late.

    In 2008 the Obama campaign was able to contest states they wouldn't have been able to if they had taken Federal Financing.  In 2012, you will see the same thing on both sides.  The effect will be to increase the number of states being contested.

    So it isn't so much about the quantity of ads, it's the fact that they will be run in places they wouldn't have been before that will be a change from past elections.

    I have long thought that there is a diminshing marginal return in campaign advertising, and I have no doubt we will see this in 2012.

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 05:42:27 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (131)
  • Community (62)
  • Elections (39)
  • 2016 (37)
  • Environment (36)
  • Bernie Sanders (35)
  • Culture (30)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Media (29)
  • Republicans (29)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Spam (23)
  • Education (23)
  • Congress (23)
  • Civil Rights (22)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (21)
  • Labor (21)
  • Barack Obama (21)
  • Texas (20)
  • Law (20)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site