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  •  I said in another diary: It's a SMART ad (10+ / 0-)

    there' way too many "evil ominous ads" already. It's not necessary to use them for this issue right now, if ever.

    Seniors and people in that 45-54 sweet spot really genuinely want to know the truth. A sensational "political campaign ad" is not necessary. People want to know about their possible health care without all the hyperbole. It's a serious issue and the people most effected by it want serious treatment of this. Imagine you're a 53 year old woman with, say, endometriosis. Last thing you want is some bullshit "political ad" designed to scare the fuck out of you. If you're confused you're just like, "what the fuck is the truth?"

    The AARP is a trusted organization for 50+ people and retirees. and I notice that the ad cited them twice, once on the "cuts" obamacare made to medicare and once on the Ryan plan AND interestingly, it didn't say Ryan plan will end medicare. It says what the AARP said about it which was, "It MAY raise costs for seniors". This is more credible and believable than the claim that it ends medicare (even though it's true). The graphic that shows $6400 figure is a smart way to punch home the massage without saying something that polls show people just can't wrap tjeir heads around (end of Medicare?).

    It's smart.

    This is why  trust this campaign Not every attack or counter punch should be done in the first hour after. People around here have been screaming: WHERE ARE THE TV ADS NO
    NOOEZZZZ!!!!!DOOM!

    But on an important issue that really could change this election into a landslide, it's important to get it right more so than being fast and first.

    Seems to me they focus tested this to death and this language is what works.

    Good on the Obama team

    For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

    by mdmslle on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 07:35:00 AM PDT

    •  I think it's really good (2+ / 0-)
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      but it's hard to imagine myself as someone who hasn't been following for months.

      "...annoyingly ethical,"

      by chicating on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 07:55:13 AM PDT

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    •  I think it's a good "factual" ad too. (3+ / 0-)
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      However, I also hope they'll be putting out something more hard hitting.  I know, - these are still early days.

      If anyone in the administration reads this blog, I have a request: could you put out an ad that specifically addresses the fears of those of us in the 50+ column (not "quite" seniors) who would be NAILED TO THE WALL with VoucherCare.  I agree that seniors need to be educated on this but I believe that my age group needs a lot more attention. But, I'm biased on that.

      •  i think they need to lay the groundwork first. (0+ / 0-)

        the ad lets people know that Ryan/Romeny's plan would make medicare unstable and cost more for seniors.

        I do think this is addressed somewhat here in this ad for people who are in that 45-54 bracket.

        But yes, let Romney say more prominently that they want to open up "choice" for those who are approaching medicare age. I don't think they've done that quite enough.

        I think Obama has to get R/R to say (often and loudly): NO NO the seniors TODAY are fine but in order for those under 55 to have a medicare when they get older we have to make these changes. We're going to give them more choices in their health care but offering them a voucher to choose who they want for heir coverage.

        We have to force them into that conversation before we can hammer the problems with vouchers for people under 55. IMO, the first step is to do exactly what they've done in this ad.

        For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

        by mdmslle on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 08:08:34 AM PDT

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