Also noteable in the ad is the anger in the voices (like any real conversation between two parents drpping off their kids at school would be brimming over with outrage over a property tax amendment), plus the repat of GOP talking points as though they were part of casual conversation. In other words, a classic pro-Republican attack ad. A little amusing in that it doesn't sound like what any two normal people would talk about, but as we all know, that's not the point. Just draw in the listener then go for the attack.
By the way, that "Taxpayer Protection Amendment" is among the more unpopular pieces of legislation to come up in the last session -- I don't think it even had full GOP support. I'm a bit surprised they'd highlight something that might turn off independents & riles up Dems, but I'd guess the intention is to shore up the GOP base.
This Senate race might be the hardest-fought in Wisconsin this fall. Zien has passionate support, and passionate opposition. It also marks one of the best Democratic pickup opportunities this fall, and the Dems need 3 to take control of the State Senate. The good news is Kreitlow's been polling well (either in a dead head or possibly ahead) and, remarkably, has a cash-on-hand advantage as of several days ago. But Zien's supporters & the GOP are going to pull out all the stops to win this one, so bet on this getting slimy in a hurry. I'll keep updating when appropriate, and I'd encourage others in or near the district to update when you get news. And, regardless of where you live in (or even out of) Wisconsin, help is appreciated. Here's how:
1. The ad says to call Pat Kreitlow. Good idea! Call (715) 720-1604 and tell Pat you agree with him that the "Taxpayer Protection Amendment" is a gimmick, and that Pat has your support. For that matter, if you're so inclined, ask them how you can help with the campaign.
2. Check out Pat's website: http://kreitlowforsenate.com/.