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With profound thanks to lipris, whose currently top-recommended diary on an amazing victory in the fight to take over the New York State Senate led me to this ad, I'd like to highlight a political ad that was part of the effort in NY-SD-48 that has immense potential as a template for some of the candidates kossacks like best:

Go ahead and click on that. No, go back and click on it. It's only 32 seconds.

Did you listen? Did you watch?

Now imagine earnest-faced, ordinary folks from other districts appearing in an ad much like that one. Oklahomans saying:

I'm running for United States Senate.

in an ad for Andrew Rice.

ordinary Nebraskans saying:

I'm running for United States Senate.


in an ad for Scott Kleeb.

Folks from Metairie, Louisiana saying:

I'm running for United States Congress.

in an ad for Gilda Reed.

Unemployed mill workers from NC-08 saying:

I'm running for United States Congress.

in an ad for Larry Kissell

Any district where we are running a candidate with a populist message and a grassroots type of campaign. Couldn't they use this type of template? What do you think?

Originally posted to Christopher Walker on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 03:32 AM PST.


Who would benefit most from an ad like this?

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