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I got to warn you, Jack Carter's ad will make you want to gouge your eyes out. Many of these ads are disturbingly wimpy. In a year when many Republicans won't call themselves "Republican," we still have candidates that won't call themselves "Democrats" either.

Ads on immigration seem to be OK, at least where Democrats are emphasizing the English language requirements

I would also like to see some of the conventional talking points beefed up a bit. Not only has the language been made harmless and fluffy for Fox consumption, the conventional talking points are so stale that people have tuned it out a long time ago.

For instance "Corruption" implies insider trading or nepotism. Instead we need to use  "Bribery" which implies shopping bags full of cash. And work in shots of Abramoff, and some people doing the perp walk.

And if someone says "wiretapping" come back with  "wiretapping and torture and secret prisons" and that this adminsitration is "obsessed with torture"

Don't mention "Taxes" use the word "debt that will be passed on to our children and great grand children"

Estate tax / Iraq / taxes - Spending that endangers Social Security

And change the "the war on terror" to "the war on terror, which has nothing to with Iraq."

And please, I hope that people will work in Bush's press conference, like this rebuttal to Santorum's nutty WMD claims.
That was a quicky, and they could have worked in more of Bush and found clips where Rick was being more stupid.

Originally posted to bernardpliers on Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 08:19 AM PDT.

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  •  Got the tags working (0+ / 0-)

    The autoformatting seems to have changed a bit...

    Anyway, have some fun. And don't be shy about calling these campaigns and telling them what you want to see.

  •  Spitzer's commercials rock... (0+ / 0-)

    They are smooth...well thought out...and tell a real narrative.

    I just put up my Spitzer sign in the yard.

    "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

    by kredwyn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 09:42:55 AM PDT

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