From the perspective or organized labor, this year’s Democratic Convention in Charlotte is something of a bust. After pumping $8.5 million into the 2008 Democratic convention, unions decided against funding this year’s convention because North Carolina is the most hostile state in the union to the very idea of, and practices of organized labor, as [...]
If there’s one thing many voters of different political stripes agree on, it’s that they don’t like political ads. And ads are more pervasive than ever. That’s why politicians and Super PACs spend much of their time fundraising—they need to pay for the ads. So count me as incredibly skeptical when I see articles like [...]
Man, if only I smoked 2 packs a day for the last 15 years, I’d have a pretty good voiceover voice. So how are voiceover artists doing? Some do very well in an election year. The Hollywood Reporter looks at the money–and the party loyalties involved. Once a voiceover artist works for one major political [...]
If you’ve ever been to Portland (or Seattle for that matter), then you know that certain sketches on IFC’s Portlandia are so close to real life, it’s kinda scary. This ad, for Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady, riffs off the TV show: I wonder how it’ll play to the good citizens of Portland. David?
Ad the campaign for the Republican nomination for President of the United States heads toward Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum is rising in the polls. A fact that leads “Rombo” to get his mud-slinging gun, or so says Santorum. According to Christian Science Monitor, the ad is preemptive move. “Santorum is not going to sit on [...]
Republicans have no sense of humor. That’s a false accusation, but perception is often reality in these matters. Hence, the Grand Old Party’s attempt at lightheartedness this Valentine’s Day. When you visit GOPValentine, you can choose from an array of online greeting cards with poorly constructed headlines, and send them to your friends and family. [...]
The Obama for President campaign is putting up a ton of video on YouTube, establishing (and in some cases forming) a direct connection with voters by offering content that won’t be seen on TV. In stark contrast to the Obama team’s content marking prowess, stands this attack dog approach from Mitt Romney’s team, desperate for [...]