With time running down rapidly on campaign 2010, Democrats could use a strong, sure-fire ad campaign. We need something more than just "Republicans are extreme and will ruin the country." It's true, and it should be talked about. But we need something positive, something that connects with the Democratic base and brings them out to the polls in large numbers. Something that hits at the heart of what it means to be a Democrat, of what the Democratic Party really stands for. Something that puts the impressive things that have been accomplished these past 20 months in an historical time frame.
Join me below the fold for my ad idea!
My idea is simple, yet it could be really helpful.
Take old clips from well known Democratic heroes talking about what it means to be a Democrat. We could use presidents FDR, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, as well as Robert Kennedy. In the clip, each hero will talk about what the Democratic Party stands for on an important issue- for example, health care, the environment, wall-street reform. We need clips of eloquent impassioned speeches. While the Democratic hero is speaking, a montage of clips, newspaper headlines would proclaim what President Obama has done to move ahead on those efforts.
For example, if JFK or FDR is speaking about healthcare, clips of headlines could read, "Congress passes health care reform to cover 30 million more Americans", "Congress passes law to eliminate denial for pre-existing conditions" or "Healthcare reform to give millions more a public option for health coverage." Videos of smiling, happy people would appear on the screen, the people the laws will actually help. Then the Democratic hero would finish speaking and word would flash "Keep The Progress Going: Vote Democratic."
If I had a little more tech know how (and a bit of money) I could probably make these ads myself. Anyone want to try? But we need something professional and it needs to be done quickly.
While I realize this diary probably won't make the rec list (I have had only 1 recommended in over 6 years of posting diaries), I urge you to rec it, so that it will stay up long enough for someone at the DNC (or a third party group) will see it and decide to make the ads. Time is of the essence!