Mitt Bumps Up The Production Values

Clocking in at 1:41, this spot for Mitt Romney is designed more for the web and the cable news pundits then it is for broadcast TV, but the production values are good and the message is a rather simple one. We’re going to see much more like this in the next 17 months. With video […]

Objections, Objectives, and Objectivists

These days, we seem to be living in a world of black and white. There are no shades of gray. Particularly in politics. So I found this video particularly powerful, as it addresses the religious beliefs of Objectivist Ayn Rand, who has a rather devoted following among many conservatives: It’s a case of selective editing, […]

Republican Chair of the House Budget Committee Proposes “The Path To Prosperity”

According to Fox News, Washington is buzzing about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s take-no-prisoners approach to budget cuts — manifested in his budget proposal that would slash federal spending by $6.2 trillion over 10 years and overhaul health programs for the elderly and poor. But it’s not just the 7th-term Congressman’s penchant for number crunching that’s […]

Another Costly Battle For Hearts And Minds

Wisconsin’s budget battle has sparked a burgeoning ad war, with roughly $1.9 million spent on broadcast TV as of Monday, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article points out the the numbers are actually significantly higher than $2 million because ads on cable channels are not factored above and the pace of media placements since […]

The Voice Of Reason Is Conspicuously Absent Today…And The Nations Suffers

According to OpenSecrets, Sarah Palin posted the ad below to her Facebook page last year. The graphic shows 20 Democrat-held districts in gun sights — the political targets of her high-caliber political action committee, SarahPAC. One of these targets–Representative Gabrielle Giffords–is now fighting for her life after being gunned down yesterday in Tucson. Six are […]

Eight Weeks Of Palin on TLC: “This Is Flippin’ Fun”

I don’t know if Mark Burnett, the King of Reality TV, is a Republican or not, but now that I’ve watched the first few episodes of his new show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, I am reminded once again how much more skilled politicians on the right are when it comes to creating winning media images. Billed […]

If You Don’t Vote Republican On Tuesday, Your City Could Soon Resemble Gomorrah By The Bay

If you believe the Republican National Committee, San Francisco has a brand identity problem. It’s the city where liberalism has run amok, a liberalism best contained on that tiny peninsula. Here’s what The New York Times is reporting: In the waning days of a highly charged election season, Republicans near and far are united against […]

There’s Big Money In Bad Ads

According to the Los Angeles Times, money from political advertising is filling the bank accounts of local TV stations. Candidates and supporters are caught up in a frenetic advertising blitz, on pace to drop a record $3 billion, according to analysts who monitor spending. Most of the money is going to an old-media workhorse: local […]

Are Nasty Political Campaigns New? That’s A Negative.

Here, in the actual words of the day, are what some negative ads of 1800 might have looked like, courtesy of Reason magazine. That’s some good copywriting.

Finally, A Clean Politician

[via Christian Science Monitor]