Smith’s Soft Sell Firmed Up By The NRSC

Oregon Senator, Gordon Smith, is running an ad that shows him passing hate crime legislation with Ted Kennedy (an interesting angle, given that Smith is a Mormon and the LDS Church is firmly against homosexuality). Meanwhile, The National Republican Senatorial Committee is playing hardball on Smith’s behalf, as he faces a challenge for his seat […]

Hockey Moms For Truth “Out” Palin

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You Might Not Look Like Them, Sing Like Them Or Act Like Them, But You Can Vote The Way They Do

Likeability Is An Asset In A Popularity Contest

Marketing consultant, Alan Wolk, believes there is wisdom in keeping things simple when attempting to market a complicated product in difficult times. So does the Republican Party, which is what makes them a tough foe for the overly analytical Dems. Here’s Wolk’s take on the appeal of Sarah Palin: I think that part of the […]

You Can Have It Your Way At BK, But Not At The Polls

Politics is polarizing, arguably to a dangerous degree in this country. Burger King and their agency, Crispin Porter & Bogusky understand that and have turned this fact into cultural currency. BK customers interested in having fun with the race can download applications for Facebook or MySpace and then share their political opinions and debate “friends.” […]

Blasting Swift Boats From Fortified Positions Onshore

Spending on political advertising — which includes candidates’ as well as third-party ads — is expected to reach about $3 billion this year, compared with $1 billion in 2000. According to The Wall Street Journal, attempts are increasingly being made by lawyers from the campaigns to negate the damaging effects of third party ads against […]

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The NRA Weighs In