September 27, 2004
— Ace Remember, we have to elect John Forbes Kerry because he's so much smarter than Bush. W is for wrong, now "misleadisments" -- Jonathan Swift has nothing on this guy.
Kerry is whining yet again, this time about advertisments. Apparently Bush's work and his don't, or else he wouldn't be making this cynical call to pull them off the air.
Well, there's that, and the fact that liberal 527's would continue to put out ads. Meaning that while Kerry's and Bush's ads might be off the air, there would be a lot of advertising remaining -- 90% of it liberal, from The Media Fund and MoveOn.org.
How fucking transparent is that ploy?
SPRING GREEN, United States (AFP) - Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry appealed for an end to the TV advertising war that has marked his election battle against President George W. Bush.
Kerry said the avalanche of negative television spots and attacks being shown on US screens was scaring off voters.
"Americans need a real conversation over our future," Kerry said in a speech at a school in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
"What they don't need is all these trumped up advertisements, they just make people curl up and walk away," added the Massachusetts senator.
"I'm calling them 'misleadisments,'" Kerry said of the adverts. "It's all scare tactics ... because (Bush) has no record to run on."
I'm calling the "misleadisments."
He seems terribly proud of that.
John Kerry (September 2004): Call it off!
Posted by: Larry Jones at September 27, 2004 01:38 PM (BUB23)
Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at September 27, 2004 01:58 PM (5anNT)
I sent you and Allah an email of my "analysis" of the latest news that France and Germany won't send troops to Iraq even if Kerry wins.
Or, you can stop by and read it.
Yes, I am blatantly link-whoring your site. Again. I'm ashamed, but how can something be wrong that feels so good???
Posted by: Dave at September 27, 2004 02:18 PM (mrpxK)
This is a response to the polls. The Kerry campaign has had to abandon advertising in several states because their data shows it to be unlikely that it would make any difference -- that is, that those states are no longer "in play." And suddenly we have news that presumably safe states like Oregon and New Jersey may be much closer than expected -- that is, they're "in play" now and will require an infusion of ads.
Ads cost money. Even retargeting existing ads costs money. Wouldn't it be nice for Kerry if Bush quit advertising in "in play" states? The 527s have much more latitude, but there aren't nearly as many (or as well-funded) Bush 527s as there are Kerry ones.
So -- if both sides stop advertising, Bush's useful ads get cut off just like Kerry's useless ones. Fair's fair, right?
Posted by: Ric Locke at September 27, 2004 02:33 PM (kjc1W)
Bring. It. On.
Until. I. Beg. You. To. Stop.
What a freaking pansy. And this man wants to fight global terrorism?
Posted by: Sobek at September 27, 2004 02:34 PM (XwlU1)
Posted by: Larry Jones at September 27, 2004 02:51 PM (N6931)
Kerry doesn't *want* to fight global terrorism, but he is just about conscious enough about the reality of the times we live in that he has to pretend he does. Its hard to know for sure, but I think we heard what he really longed for when he gave us that, "I'd much rather be an education/health care/jobs/navelgazing president than a 'war president'" speech a while ago.
Posted by: Alex at September 27, 2004 02:54 PM (PpBGs)
Posted by: Lastango at September 27, 2004 03:16 PM (NpNhY)
Posted by: Kerry Is Unelectable at September 27, 2004 03:31 PM (8XiqX)
Posted by: Al at September 27, 2004 03:32 PM (bXUgf)
Firstly Mr. Kerry and the DNC characterize our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as defeated, demoralized, desperate losers, then they depict our allies as fools, liars, and puppets risking their citizens for an illegal war just for President Bush, and now he portrays the American voters as cowardly, timorous, slackers who will skip voting because of negative ads (about half of which come from the democrates).
Posted by: Lonnie Kendall at September 27, 2004 03:48 PM (qorZY)
People who want to be President have goals, things they want to accomplish. Damned if I can see Kerry speaking to that at all.
If he had the office, I have little doubt he'd do exactly what he did with his Senate power; ZIPPO. Except maybe self enrichment.
And, bringing that up; why hasn't anybody brought up the Cash N'Kerry reputation? Most recently the sleaze he rolled in during the Big Dig procurements?
Or is that kind of thing just expected and unremarkable among our elected officials that it doesn't even warrant a mention?
Posted by: lauraw at September 27, 2004 04:45 PM (PcgQk)
Say what you will about Mike Dukakis, but at least he acted like a man when he got his ass handed to him.
Posted by: H.D. Miller at September 27, 2004 05:39 PM (ULrpN)
adverTISEment and misleadISment
you say advertisement in
in which case the word is said
THEREFORE, I think that this comment reveals that Kerry thinks in FRENCH.
Posted by: daniel a. at September 27, 2004 07:03 PM (t4h8T)
The claim that Bush has no record to run on is silly on its face - He's running on his record, and he's doing so openly. At issue, of course, is whether that record resonates with the electorate, but Bush is most certainly running on his record. Kerry, instead of debunking the record, claims that it simply doesn't exist. Say what you will about Bush (and I do, repeatedly, some good, some bad), but claiming he has no record is facile. Kerry, on the other hand, is demonstrably a guy with no record of his own, aside from the possible record for marrying the most money in a lifetime.
As for Kerry's latest attempt to test the stupidity of Bush's campaign managers, he apparently forgot the slapping he took when, amazingly, he and his boy Edwards demanded, DEMANDED!, mind you, that Bush denounce the SBVfT ads over which he had no control. Shock and amazement, but oddly no embarrassment, ensued when Bush simply called for an end to all 527s.
My favorite take on the "Bring. It. On." duopoly, from somewhere, via Taranto:
I Have Three Words For George Bush -- Bring It On
I Have Five More Words For George Bush -- Call Off Your On-Bringers
Posted by: Patton at September 27, 2004 08:28 PM (cLlFA)
Look back at the last 6 months, Theresa's outbursts, Kerry's waffling, McAuliffe's gaffe's, bringing the Clinton advisors in, the awful candidate, the invisible VP candidate, CBS's screwups, Kerrys midnight madness meltdown speeches.
All we need is for Kerry to attend the debates wearing nothing but a tin foil suit, and starting each of his answers with 'Please wait while I consult our alien overlords' and tuning in his brain waves by tweaking his nipples, and it's in the can.
Or perhaps I just doubt that the Dems would seriously put forth such a poor candidate with a poor campaign.
Posted by: DelphiGuy at September 27, 2004 09:28 PM (sipuV)
As others have noted above, anytime a candidate asks that ads stop running, it means he is being pulverized by the ads.
And note that Kerry cannot even do this gracefully. Rather than simply ask that the ads stop being run, he has to attack Bush in the process.
Posted by: addison at September 27, 2004 10:06 PM (wiRK6)
Posted by: JorgXMcKie at September 28, 2004 03:53 AM (nMT31)
I say HEARD because if you just listen, as I did, then it sounds like a glowing endorsement for Bush. And then it says, Paid for by the DNC.
Do ANY of these people have so much as a single clue?
Posted by: Sailor Kenshin at September 28, 2004 04:39 AM (+/E/x)
Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at September 28, 2004 04:59 AM (5anNT)
Posted by: WindyCity at September 28, 2004 05:33 AM (phwde)
Posted by: Robert Saye at September 28, 2004 07:50 AM (+nw1d)
Every Democrat is already thinking, 'We're going to lose! Oh no! It's happening again!"
This defeatist attitude is hardly going to propel them to a come-from-behind victory.
On Nov. 2 the Deaniacs are going to be in their parents basements taking turns off the bong and bitching about not having enough pot money. They will not turn out the vote no matter how much they hate Bush.
Still, he has the Legions of the Dead on his side. I wonder if any of them were polled in the 'Likely voter' category?
Posted by: lauraw at September 28, 2004 08:35 AM (hyfAn)
Well at least there is one good thing to come out of the Kerry/Edwards campaign.
Posted by: arePea at September 28, 2004 11:00 AM (2niHP)
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