Skip to comments.Where in the hell are the Romney TV ads?
Posted on 10/01/2012 10:37:37 PM PDT by xuberalles
Where in the hell are the Romney television ads? Good ones, bad ones, any? Everyday, I see multiple, obnoxious Obama ads go unchecked on national stations; blatant lies and distortions that actually have half of America believing they are better off under a man who is largely responsible for their misery and poverty! Obama is the one who must be made to answer for four years of historic failure and radicalism, not Mitt Romney. Im fully aware of the so-called swing state strategy, but sometimes when a candidate and party are so obsessed with a handful of contests, they miss the big picture; the heartbeat of America. It is a war of hearts and minds - not monotone drivel - that is only won with unflinching perspective and cutthroat common sense! After all, the MSM sure as hell isnt going to do us any favors!
--A dilapidated, dingy room is filled with sitting media correspondents wearing gray uniforms; only an Obama symbol, atop of their notepads resting upon their locked knees, gleams with color. The hypnotized journalists are transfixed upon a giant, flickering, black and white screen; the words Forward and Obey routinely interchange with an Obama symbol marking each O. Obamas face, stoic and ominous, fades to the foreground.
Obama: America is better off than it was four years ago. An Obama symbol, slowly transposing over the stars of the American flag, begins to block out images of the poor and homeless, business closings, as well as scenes of urban blight and violence.
Obama: You (intermittent images of our forefathers, the Industrial Revolution, and our flag raised at Iwo Jima, appear) did not build this!
The pictures quickly burn away until Obamas face resurfaces.
Obama: I will not fail!
The menacing image of Obama begins to distort and flicker as bright, colorful graphs of unemployment, national debt, food stamp usage, gas prices, and home foreclosures emerge in secession.
Obama: (incensed) Forward!
The graphs repeat at frightening pace casting shows on the faces of the now disturbed media until the screen goes blank and the room pitch black.
Orwellian Voice: (echoing) During a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
A blinking prompt materializes at the bottom of the screen. The stunned reporters turn to one another, before looking back to the front. The words Attempting To Reload Constitution appear before the blinking prompt.
A teenage boy clicks off the TV with the remote. After hesitating in brief reflection, he opens a history book to a chapter entitled, The Constitution: The Greatest Document Ever Conceived.
Reading: We the people, in order to form a more perfect union
A bookmark with an Obama symbol tumbles to the floor.
Where do you live? I live in Alaska and see no ads. Romney will win here. there is no reason to spend money where you are a lock. There is no reason to spend money where you have no chance.
I would be pretty pissed if Romney was running ads in Hawaii. It’s a waste of money.
Missouri. I understand what you’re saying, but I think Obama’s rise in the polls, even hitting 50% in Rasmussen - a credible poll - is telling of his national tv strategy. You reach countless more minds and voters. We at least need some sort of presence. I’ve easily seen over 50 Obama ads - 4 different ads - in the past month alone and not one for Romney. Democrats are fully aware of the important of swing states too, but continue to make a national impact as well. When you tell lie and lie, and not just little ones, a number of people start to believe them when given no other alternative to their deception.
I routinely wonder that, not here, but I have many friends in Battle Ground states who say it’s mostly Hussein ads.
I live in Corpus Christi, Tx.
No Romney TV ads that I’ve seen here.
excellent question. but maybe he is concentrating his advertising on states where he has a chance of winning?
I sure wish he would get his message out better, though.
He can run a very strong campaign, just look at how he did in defeating Gingrich and Santorum. So far, even though he has some amazingly good issues (starting with the depressed economy and its prospects, then the screwed up defense and foreign policies, the lies, the secret identity of the Occupancy in the WH, etc. Take your choice, put them in any order you wish, Romney should be able to win in a landslide BUT he really does have to get his message out to the public a lot more...
Same here. I see them on multiple stations everyday and have to change the channel. I honestly have not seen one Romney ad yet and the eleciton is a month away. It’s insane because you also reach swing state voters using the three major networks, ESPN, A&E, and others.
Poll ping sorta.
Exactly. Romney has the ammunition he needs for the truth is on his side. He just needs to effectively package it and start hammering the point home. I’m getting worried.
Thought Romney was going to “carpet bomb” with ads in September.
Same here. National ads just reach so many more people...including swing state voters, and many of those other states other than Ohio or florida, that could help Romney if they unexpectedly go his way. When I don’t see any, and an avalanche of Obama ads, it raises red flags.
That’s what I thought. Well he better get on it in October because those undecideds are going to begin to evaporate.
99% of the ads in NH are Obama ads. He’s flooding the state with 2 in particular. The 47% quote ad and the “Obama created millions of jobs (even more than Bush) ad.
Yup, after the convention. So far Obama's doing the carpet bombing.
I live in Kalifornia, no R/R ads here and I don’t want them. Give the ad buys to FL, OH, IA, VA & WI where they are needed.
I haven’t seen one Romney ad, but I live in California so I figured they thought it would be a waste of money to air them here.
I’m all for that but national ads reach swing state voters too. Sometimes the national sentiment spills over and helps in states you never expect. I think Obama’s rise in the polls are directly tied to his onslaught of national tv ads. If most of America doesn’t get Romney’s message, they are left only with the lies and deceit of the left. Most Americans are not politically active and get their news/views from dubious sources.
I just saw a Romney ad on YouTube. Romney’s pitch was that both he & BO “care about” the middle class, but while BO’s idea of caring was to put people on welfare, his idea of caring was to create an economy in which people could get actual jobs that paid well. It was a very mild approach, not aggressive at all.
Millions in swing states have already voted early. I worked in elections training county chairs and election judges/clerks, and CANDIDATES. I always told them to reach early voters before early voting started. If Romney didn’t do that, he’s behind already. I doubt Hussein missed the early voters.
It’s silly to let those ridiculous ads go unchecked. These aren’t just political ads, they are blatant lies. Romney needs to at least confront them and be on the ball. Having no presence, discernable message, makes such statements appear truthful in the minds of far too many voters.
He needs to take a page out of Allen West’s playbook. His ads use unflinching perspective and cutthroat common sense.
I saw a report today that West is behind and that was very upsetting. I’m afraid he’s going to lose and that is awful.
Appears to me that you have read your share of Huxley, Orwell and Bradbury with maybe a bit of early Vonnegut.
Or maybe it’s just me. Regardless. I like your script!
It’s brief, direct and just might reach some of the on the brink younger people who have yet to succumb to the entitlement society.
Alas, it would never be produced. Too, mmm, “confrontational”.
This was, however, the same ad tactic that Apple used to launch its brand oh those so many years ago. Gee, how did that work out?
Anyway, good work!
we agree. I, too, am getting worried...since there are only a few weeks left....
he has the facts, truth on his side, he has the capability of campaigning vigorously, and he has the funds to do it.
I have been assuming he is targeting his money and ads in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania?
There was a liberal Democratic operative (I think a former aide to Carter>>>???) who recently said that the mass media is turning into an enemy of America ... for its one-sided coverage ... the man was right, methinks. The hourly news always, always features BHO and only mentions Romney as an aside, also it almost always features BHO’s own voice whereas Romney almost never gets his voice on the news. This is mental conditioning on a mass scale. Romney needs to come out and make speeches or hold events in such a manner that the mass media is forced to cover, feature same.
Romney won’t need to run an ad in a Red State only swing States. Alaska isn’t one of them!!!
I have not seen 1 Obama ad and not 1 Romney ad. but then California is not anywhere near a battleground state
Thanks so much. I’d be lying if I didn’t read a few of those men! lol I wish we would use ads that just cut right to the heart of the matter instead on conceding Obama and his fellow radicals actually have some redeemable qualities. You have to pin every lie and failure to their chest with a burning stake!
Absolutely, the media 100% guilty of negligence. They have always been biased but this is utterly ridiculous. We have the worst economy since the Great Depression and they rarely mention it...in fact, they spin bad economic data into some sort of positive for Obama and even spread his gross lies. Meanwhile, the nail Romney everyday with imaginary stories. It’s insane. They’re suppose to question the status quo, be the watchdog of the republic, not the propaganda wing of the government. They are willing to help a radical failure, even if it costs us our country, rather than speak the truth and protect the people. We can no longer co-exist under this system...something has to change!
“I would be pretty pissed if Romney was running ads in Hawaii. Its a waste of money.”
Agree with that. Not one ad seen here on the Big Island. On the other hand we do have an excellent chance to have Repub. Senator elected this time to replace an old fossil Democrap....Akaka. Linda Lingle is a moderate and her tv ads tear Mazie Hirono a new hole. Lindle is backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
You seem to think that every ad that you see on a program plays all over the country. That is not true.
It is possible that in the very slot you see an Obama ad, someone in another location sees a Romney ad. I live in Alabama but in the Mobile/Pensacola tv market and I have not noticed a lot of ads for either candidate. Then again I do not watch much tv other than sports and certain cable shows.
Here is a tidbit of an e-mail I got today from the Romney campaign (I’m on their e-mail list) about where a fair amount of the money is going, which might help explain what they are up to:
“Thanks to supporters like you, we’ve built a record-breaking ground operation. Indeed, a nationwide network of 73,000 hardworking volunteers has helped us reach 26 million voters and identify over 2 million swing voters.
That means we’ve made 6 times more phone calls and knocked on 16 times more doors than we did during the entire 2008 campaign. That’s pretty incredible.
Your donation bolsters our pivotal ground game, which is essential for a win. It will also help us ramp up our Absentee Ballot and Early Vote Turnout programs and support our Election Day efforts overall.”
One good TV ad is better than a thousand of bad TV ads.
I live in the southern half of Virginia. I haven`t seen/heard a Romney campaign TV/radio ad in at least four weeks. Meanwhile, Obama ads are everywhere. I don`t know what Romney`s strategy is for Virginia.. he`s losing here by as many as 8 points. If he wants to win this state..and he must..he`d better start an ad blitz, and soon.
I`m getting the feeling the R/R campaign is hurting a lot more financially than it`s letting on. It`s reminiscent of McCain in 2008, when by October, he was out of $$$ and Obama dominated the airwaves.
Just like McLame it is all a false run to say they tried.... but it is nothing more than a Dog & Pony show
Plenty of Romney ads on TV here in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.
I am in NYC and you would not even know an election is in a month. It’s strange.
Pro-Obama commercials are all over the tv in Maryland...however, they are super PACs and not Obama himself so I guess that is a different situation where Obama is not wasting his money here. Although Maryland has gone Republican Governor before so you never know. Maryland would be a great state to win for Romney. Romney is liberal so winning in Maryland would not necessarily be a surprise.
He’s been putting a good bit in Florida, a very heavy swing state.
Ads are being concentrated in swing states. DC area being swamped by both sides as VA is a swinging State.
“.. in NYC and you would not even know an election is in a month...”
I am 2 hours north of NYC in the Hudson river valley and its the same here. I understand the logic of not spending money on a lost cause, but all of these new Yorkers have nothing to form their opinion but the lying and omitting MSM. There is not as much collective momentum (nationally) for Romney as there ought to be and I think somehow if there was some national psychological momentum occurring it would help. I would recommend ads of super bowl quality appeal on a national level in October.
Absolutely, the media 100% guilty of negligence.
NO, THEY ARE 100% GUILTY OF TREASON! We have to stop making excuses for those who are purposely destroying the greatest nation in the history of man. The media is not negligent; they are very actively complicit. None of this would have been possible without the active participation of the media. I hold them mainly responisible and they need to be exposed and shut down if we are to survive. Pray for our country because it is up against a powerful force of evil.
In the swing states. I’ve seen one or two here in Connecticut but I think they’ve made the decision not to waste much of their money here. Better spent in Ohio.
Pat Cadell, a dim pollster even confirms this. Read the recent article on how “in the hop pocket” that the MSM is this election cycle for Obama.
NY is a lost cause. This state is poison to reality and common sense.
agree 1000%.....i’m in NY and i see obozo ads on ESPN, RV Land on DirectTV, etc and nothing from Romney....snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
I’m in Ohio, and I’m not seeing Romney ads with any regularity. My gut says I’ve seen 4 times the Obama ads if not more.
The Romney ad themes are that Romney won’t ship jobs to China; Romney will create jobs.
Obama attacks Romney on his wealth, his taxes, his hatred of coal, his time at Bain, his sending jobs to China.
I suppose Romney will decide to open the floodgates eventually. His rope-a-dope might work, if that’s what it is. If it isn’t, then it’s called the “be the invisible nice guy strategy.”
On the one hand, I’m surprised he’s still just a few points behind nationally, but on the other I wonder if there’s still time to redefine himself, because he’s let Obama do that unchallenged for a couple of months now.
It’s beginning to look like the gap is widening even with Rasmussen’s polling. Whatever his strategy, he’s either going to implement it soon, OR he’s gonna make all those donors stop giving, wondering when he’s going to use the money they’ve already sent.
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