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  •  I assume you mean (7+ / 0-)

    the GOP-allied super pacs and not the Obama campaign?  Or rather than assume, I HOPE that's what you mean.  I get the occasional cable ad but living in an uncontested state means that I don't have the experiential perspective. Personally, I like the Obama ads I see online.  I think they're well done but maybe I am wrong (or biased).

    I vote Democratic because I am a woman with self-respect , who rejects bigotry of all kinds, subscribes to science, believes in universal health care, embraces unions, and endorses smart internationalist foreign policy.

    by Delilah on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 04:26:29 PM PDT

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    •  The GOP ads (5+ / 0-)

      "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

      by LaurenMonica on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 04:27:28 PM PDT

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    •  Agree Delilah. (2+ / 0-)
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      Obama's ads overall have been much more hard hitting focused and noticeable, and I say that from my own professional experience, and with as little partisan bias as I can manage.

      Apparently, Romney's major ad team are the guys who did the "Beef is what's for dinner campaign." Which I thought did the job it was supposed to do.  However, the non political nature of that campaign, no matter how successful it was deemed to be, is not a qualifier to do good political advertising.

      It's kind of a conundrum these days when it comes to political ads.  Many think rightfully IMO, that the political community needs to reach out of its insularity and hire more advertising people who do that for a living, for many different kinds of clients and demographics.  (Many may not understand that generally, political campaigns hire from a small pool of those who do only political advertising.)

      OTOH, political advertising people have much expertise and experience to offer, and political advertising is a totally different animal than consumer advertising.

      So the answer on this is still out, and probably needs to be a hybrid of the two. I would LOVE to know who is doing Obama's ads, no word leaked on this that I know of.  

      But whoever they are, they seem to me to be closing in on the hybrid I just spoke of.  For the better part, they seem to be respecting the rules of political advertising, while venturing out to capture some of the great strategies that work in consumer advertising.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 05:17:30 PM PDT

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