Jon Huntsman’s Daughters Are Smoking Hot. Maybe That’ll Get Votes.

The Republican Presidential primary contest is getting odder by the day. Earlier this week, there was this strange video made featuring Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign manager, in which the cigarette at the end steals the show: Now, the daughters of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman have provided their response: I think we’re still 2 […]

For Political Attack Ads, Anonymous Cash Is Flowing And Sparks Are Flying

You might think TV or radio advertising is dead, but the cash is flowing to those media from political operatives. Only we don’t know who’s behind the messaging. What we do know is that anonymous groups are using cash to target politicians, even if it’s early in the election cycle. Bloomberg Businessweek has more: .Spending […]

Mitt Romney And Jon Huntsman Provide The LDS Church An Opportunity To Educate

Mormon prophet Joseph Smith was hunted down by a mob and shot to death while imprisoned in an Illinois jail cell. Because he was a heretic. Today, a less murderous drama continues to play out in communities around the world, and now with two Mormons running for President of The United States, the media is […]

Romney Blasts The President On YouTube

Mitt Romney is rolling out the ads for online audiences. According to Mashable, the following attack ads are not running on TV in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina, or on any other airwaves. Instead, the ads are “airing” exclusively inside these series of ‘tubes. I’m interested in hearing your opinions of these ads. Please […]

Spirit Airlines Captures Some Of Herman Cain’s Spirit

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Playing off the Republican Presidential candidate’s plan to reform the current tax code*, we get a new nine dollar sale from ultra low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines. Capitalizing on recent events and catchphrases is nothing new for Spirit. *9-9-9 refers to Cain’s proposed 9% tax on corporate profits; a personal flat tax of 9%; and a […]

Don’t Miss With Rick Perry Or He’ll Call You Obamney

Ouch. This new ad for the Texas Governor’s Presidential Campaign takes a straight punch at Mitt Romney. I’ve always believed that, at some level, negative ads work in politics. Because they stick, and they get relentlessly played on cable news. I wonder if this one will stick. It’s only gonna get nastier from here.

Actually, Someone Does Need To Apologize For America

Rick Perry’s people have gone to school on past elections. In fact, we can almost hear them repeating a Clintonism from 1992 here: “It’s the economy, stupid.” This trailer-like commercial portends a feature presentation. But it’s a movie we’ve all seen before — a dark fantasy perpetuated by those who would do anything to gain […]

Twitter Helps Users Connect With Candidates, While It Connects With Candidates’ War Chests

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Starting today, Twitter is selling ads to candidates and political action committees who will be able to have their tweets appear as Promoted Tweets, designated by a purple check mark. According to USA Today, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is advertising on Twitter, as well as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and three others. […]

Herman Cain’s Bizarro Faux Western Movie Ad

From the opening horse sequence, I was hoping for a spoof of “Blazing Saddles,” but this ad for GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain is just bizarre. We get a Western sequence, then the Nick Searcy, the main actor, breaks character and talks to the camera to make an endorsement of Cain. It’s a long way […]

Dairyland Goes Negative In A Big Way

Unless you’re a big follower of politics, and you don’t live in Wisconsin, you’ve probably missed the recent elections designed to recall several state legislature members. In a pretty bold statement, Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel calls the recall campaign “as negative as it gets.” Why was this campaign so “negative?” [Political advertising scholar […]