Skip to comments.Duncan Hunter--New Videos
Posted on 07/21/2007 7:13:56 AM PDT by WalterSkinner
New DH Videos
This person did a wonderful job:
Some of you have seen this one already, but here's a link anyway:
PING for Hunter and America...
I wonder why that video montage left out his wife?
Duncan Hunter bump!
Maybe she’s not running for anything?
Duncan Hunter should have a spot that shows his ACTIONs as a Congressman. --Quick snippets of Bills he's associated with that have DONE something. The American people want someone not afraid to act---to do the right thing for the right reasons and someone they can look up to, yet be comfortable enough to go to a BBQ with and know he'd be a "good guy." The America is a Good Nation gives you that "feeling" about Duncan, but doesn't tell you why, or what he's done to really make that feeling sink in.
Probably more than anyone wanted to hear, but...there you have it... IMHO
It's probably going to take a more skilled person than me to do what you suggest--but I thought it captured the man...
Answer: there was no room on the stage for both her and the token. The amateurish attempt at pandering was, well amateurish!
Post newsworthy material not campaign ephemera on FR please!
I like the second one much better
I like the America is a Good Nation spot better. The other one is really cheesy.Not a little cheesy; it's totally cheesy. It's worthless. It says nothing about Hunter. It's a feel-good cheer-leading spot for Hunter supporters, good for inside the campaign headquarters, but little else.
The "Good Nation" one is only a little better. What he says is tautologically true about America, but says nothing about himself.
Hunter is a great conservative, but not a good candidate. If these videos are any indication, its no wonder he's so low in the polls.
Duncan Hunter, Secretary of Defense in a Fred Thompson administration.
That first link, is about as cheesy of an add as I have ever seen. Definitely won’t win many voters with that.
The second link is much more effective.
FAIR & EQUITABLE TRADE
ECONOMY & TAXES
SAFETY & SECURITY
FAITH & VALUES
Either a civilian worker or one of our troops--just to give you some context...
..I'll tell you what, Weeedley
When you run FR, then you can direct me or anyone else what to post--until then, just relax and enjoy the ride.
BTW, brace yourself, there is more on the way...
But then it’s posted here as some kind of indication of how great Duncan Hunter is...
Well, nevermind. Forget my criticism of the video. I acknowledge it has nothing to do with Duncan Hunter’s campaign and nothing to do with why he’s doing so poorly.
OK? I take it back, regarding the video.
The fact remains, however, that Duncan Hunter — while being a great conservative — remains a flop as a campaigner.
His campaign is going absolutely nowhere, and I know his die-hard friends here (all of whom I respect) are trying their best to turn that around, but they can’t. It can’t be done.
You can’t wave a magic wand and make a Duncan Hunter or a George Allen a great, or even good, campaigner.
Forget about it. It’s not going to happen.
So go away and don’t worry about it.
Hubby and I create b-roll videos for products shown on the two major shopping channels here, and in Canada and Europe. I guess this is the only reason I felt my opinion might be helpful. In 30-45 seconds, without audio or text, we must show what the product does, entice people's imagination as to how the product could help them in THEIR life-and bypass any obvious sales hurdles a product might have in people's minds.
EVERYthing in life is selling, whether it's you, a product, a concept, or...as the Dems seem to know how to do best, a "feeling."
IMHO again, Republicans want ACTION (goals) with the bonus feeling of patriotism. Dems prefer their goals translated through group feelings, with an occasional action someone ELSE is taking. This is how to tap the emotional "buttons" of the two groups and get them to vote. Everytime I think about it, I become more and more proud to be a Republican woman of action and personal responsibilities vs. a Democrat metrosexual loving, group hug, group decision making person. ;-)
If you knew how little I know about video production you and your husband would die laughing.
But, IMO, there is a place for a message that simply makes a person feel good about the country and what the candidate generally stands for--remember "Morning in America"?
I may be asking you folks for some pointers...
I agree, but connect that feeling with the candidate for ownership of the concept and it does the candidate good. Otherwise, you’re only doing the viewer good because it makes only us feel good. Associate that good feeling with only your candidate seemingly being able to deliver that feeling, and you get a Ronald Reagan type ad.
WalterSkinner, my first impression of this video was that I liked it. It is feel good and kind of a catchy tune. But after reading all the comments, I would have to say that I still like it. I guess I am weird or something. I’ll take “cheesey” over nitpicking comments from the nattering nabobs of negativisms any day.
The doers build, the critics tear down. Keep up the good work!
And again, I believe that that little 30 second spot spoke to what is good about the country, what DH stands for, that all that was good about Reagan's America can happen again if DH is in the White House--that was my intent, in an amateur way...
I guess, after reading through your last post once again, I mean feel good about the Country should either be a quick message to start, or a reason why Duncan does what he does, for a nice finishing statement. The later leaves you with that feeling.
To me, start with a question or two--things we are really upset about, and then show how Duncan has taken on these issues--never waivering--man of action type quick, easy to understand concepts, and finish with the "feel proud to be an American" ending.
It is kind of a throwback to old-time political jingles--"I Like Ike", etc...
Wooo, I think the coffee's kickin' in a bit too much ;-) ....sorry.
beting = being
I like yours better W.S.
>>>I like the America is a Good Nation spot better. The other one is really cheesy.
Ah, you said it. So I’ll just bump you.
I may know little about the technical aspects of video creation, but I know a lot about communication to a large audience--like from a pulpit. Many of the basics are the same. You have to speak to people where they live, then point them to the great truths which give meaning and definition to life. The preacher points to the Bible. In this case I point to the great truths upon which this Republic is founded and how this candidate would carry the torch for these great truths.
If you and your husband aren't doing so, I really hope you will use your gift of video creation for the cause.
Have a great weekend, NordP
Yours is great. It is a promo.
That with links to sites, etc. with his actions is fine. Yours sets a moment.
The other video....well, I had old bad game shows immediately come to mind.
But, I’ve not tried to create video yet, so I don’t know what is involved.
Yeah, I saw that. I just wanted to give you encouragement for posting it.
Admin mod, is that you?
Why would these videos be an indication of anything about Duncan Hunter?
We, the cheerleaders, made them. None of us our officials with the campaign.
It is settled Watler. You just rock.
You have been updating that. I’ll have to refresh the one in our virtual office.
Well, I’ll give an A for effort.
Maybe an A+ since I don’t have that skill (yet).
Content....how about a C?
>>>Duncan Hunter, Secretary of Defense in a Fred Thompson administration.
>>>The fact remains, however, that Duncan Hunter while being a great conservative remains a flop as a campaigner.
Ummm. Until Fred declares, he doesn’t have a campaign.
“Answer: there was no room on the stage for both her and the token. The amateurish attempt at pandering was, well amateurish!
Post newsworthy material not campaign ephemera on FR please!”
Run, weedley, run...isn’t there already another fire you’re team needs putting out?
Hey! Can you freep mail me suggestions of what to start with software wise?
And your opinion is helpful. Especially since I was in agreement :)
>>>It is kind of a throwback to old-time political jingles—”I Like Ike”, etc...
We had a local candidate run for office about a month or two ago. His name rhymed with Joe DiMaggio and reworked DiMaggio’s old jingle for his campaign song.
No one has been able to get that jingle out of their head since.
Post 8 shows you lack nothing.
Bless your heart~~!
Thank you. Thank you very much.
For those who are just starting to know Duncan Hunter, learn more about Hunter here:
And check out the link in my tagline.
DH has hid himself in congress for 26 years, knows nothing of the art of self promotion, has no name recognition with the populace, and has nothing on the resume that demonstrates executive talent other than he ran a store front legal office prior to becoming a career politician. We are trying to pick someone with the most talent out of 300,000,000 to be the leader. DH’s core beliefs are rock solid conservative, but he ‘aint got game” to compete for a national office.
This wont penetrate the thick skulls in the fan club but I tried!
First, I appreciate your taking the time to post these. Whatever I think of the individual videos, I recognize that campaigning in the future will depend more and more on having some kind of YouTube effort. Maybe these videos won't draw any votes. Maybe Mr. Hunter's campaign won't develop the support needed for him to be president. However, if those who like a candidate won't make an effort for him, then he certain cannot win.
Secondly, idiots who come here to attack you for campaigning for your candidate are doing nothing to help their own candidates. They insult us for supporting Mr. Hunter and then expect that we're going to drop everything to campaign for their candidate. My answer to them is first, "If I liked your candidate best, I'd be supporting him already. The more that you insult me, the less I'll feel inclined to help your candidate at any point."
Thirdly, the first video doesn't look like something that will have much appeal to the typical YouTube viewer. I suspect that older people might like the first video, but I don't think as many of them are going to be surfing YouTube looking for videos.
Finally, I liked your American is a Good Nation video very much. If you wanted to improve that video, I'd make a few suggestions. I hope that NordP is still reading so that maybe she can tell me whether those suggestions are likely to be effective. Instead of the cartoon flag and text stating about Mr. Hunter's positions, could you find some generally patriotic pictures and some pictures that would go with Mr. Hunter is saying. Pictures of the Statue of Liberty, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, maybe the Lincoln Memorial, and any pictures of the flag would have more impact than the cartoon flag. Pictures of American soldiers helping people around the world would also have more impact. Part of why I pinged David Osborne to this thread is that he's in Iraq, has posted some nice pictures from there, and is a Duncan Hunter supporter. He might be able to let you use some exclusive or nearly exclusive pictures of his.
I disagree with those who criticize this video because the video doesn't go into specifics of Mr. Hunter's positions. With the right pictures, I think the recorded speech could be pretty powerful. The speech and images could stir patriotic feelings, and a good video that stirs those feelings would give Mr. Hunter positive name recognition among those who saw it.
In making these comments, I'm just saying some thoughts that came to my mind when I saw the video. I don't have the skill or equipment to do this stuff, and I applaud you for giving it a try. I wish I could do some of this stuff.
>To me, start with a question or two — things we are really upset about, and then show how Duncan has taken on these issues — never waivering — man of action, quick type, easy to understand concepts, and finish with the “feel proud to be an American” ending.<
Good idea, NordP. Loved the first one, W., a great concept. but Hunter needs to lead the parade. My take:
A colorful show of the flag, music fades to very soft background throughout the entire spot. DH, seated at a desk in an attractive room, introduces himself, close up, fade back, saying in just several short sentences why he is running for president. Smiles.
Then zero in on the flag bringing up again the upbeat patriotic music, with “Duncan Hunter for President” in large over words.
Just an idea. You are a doer, Walter! :)
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