Romeny’s Just Another Privileged Yankee, Says Gingrich

Because it is the season to do so, we’ve been observing TV ads from the Republican candidates, but have yet to feature any of Newt Gingrich’s televised appeals in these pages. Here’s some of his latest offerings, all with a familiar theme. Gingrich also launched a new microsite recently, called Stop Romey’s Pious Baloney. Some […]

Election Season Provides A Window Into the Making of a Political Brand

This radio spot from “consistent conservative” Rick Santorum helped the former Senator from Pennsylvania, go toe-to-toe with establishment candidate Mitt Romney yesterday in Iowa. From a media perspective, Santorum’s showing — he lost to Romney by just 8 votes — overshadows how well Ron Paul did in Iowa. Paul’s liberterian ideas had a lot of […]

I’m Michelle Bachmann, And I Approved This Message

The Iowa Caucus is tomorrow, and one would think that Iowa-born Michelle Bachmann–a Christian conservative–would do well. Whether her latest TV ad will help garner votes is another question. According to The New York Times, the ad is running on the local NBC station, WHO, 14 times over the next two days at a cost […]

Paul Supporters Say He’s Been Right For Years

New Pro-Paul Group Pushes Video Shares and _Blue Republican_ Plan | ClickZ

Six days to the Iowa Caucus and anti-establishment Republican Ron Paul is polling well, a fact which frightens mainstream Republicans like Newt Gingrich, who would rather vote for Obama than Paul next November. According to ClickZ, Endorse Liberty, an independent expenditure group established just days ago, is targeting pro-Paul ads to Iowa Republicans on Facebook. […]

Newt Gingrich Might Wanna Divorce Himself From This Endorsement

GingrichAdulteryBilboard

When you run a website dedicated to letting spouses cheat, I guess you don’t spend too much time fretting about using prominent politicians in your ads. Here’s a billboard for AshleyMadison.com: The blog The Morning Call has more, quoting Noel Biderman, the founder of AshleyMadison: “Gingrich proves that marital fidelity has no bearing on someone’s […]

Where Are The Candidates On Jobs And Immigration? And Literally Where Are They?

2012 Campaign Trail

NBCPolitics.com is working with foursquare to display check-ins from President Obama’s campaign team and the Republican presidential candidates’ campaign teams as they travel across the country on the campaign trail. “NBC News’ partnership with foursquare will allow our audiences to more fully engage with the 2012 campaign,” said Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer at NBC […]

It’s Important for Brands to Listen To Customers And Their Own Conscience

TLC’s new show “All-American Muslim” is a nightmare for Lowe’s, and an example to other brands of what not to do. The California-based home repair retailer was advertising during the reality-based program, until some racist wing nuts in Florida started making noise, which frightened Lowe’s into withdrawing its ads from the show. While it is […]

Not A “Saturday Night Live” Skit, But It May Be By Saturday

Rick Perry is not ashamed to admit that he’s a Christian. Well, that’s certainly a relief. We wouldn’t want a former Texas Governor running for President to run without the support of the evangelical voting block. Technically speaking, that would be a form of streaking. I know some people will take this ad seriously. But […]

On The Air In New Hampshire

“Our government’s flabby, bloated and weak,” says the actor in the following Jon Huntsman for President ad currently airing in New Hampshire — a state where “flabby, bloated and weak” have long been civic sins. According to The New York Times, the ad from Our Destiny PAC, is a key part of Huntsman’s chances for […]

Seldom Is The Question Asked: Is Our Washington Learning?

I just saw this spot on CNN. It certainly is attention-getting: The website WashingtonCouldLearnALot.com is sponsored by something called the Public Notice Research & Education Fund (PNREF), though it’s unclear who the source of their funding is. The president of Public Notice appears to be a former spokesperson for the Bush administration and/or a Deputy […]