Skip to comments.New Ad Skewers Obama - Shows Palin is MORE QUALIFIED!
Posted on 09/25/2008 12:20:54 PM PDT by Impeach98
The Our Country Deserves Better committee today released the following web-ad highlighting the superior executive experience that the Republican vice presidential candidate,Sarah Palin, holds over the Democrat presidential candidate, Barack Obama.
bngvbThe ad also exposes the fact that Obama's supposed strength, his communication skills, are not all that they are so hyped to be.
Why the McCain campaign won’t run those clips of him I have no idea.
Everyone of those is disastorous to Obama.
He is a disaster.
How do we get ads like this on TV?
He promised to play nice and be bipartisan.
Ineffective ad because it relys on viewers actually reading. Reading is active. Hearing can be done passively. Never assume
the audience is working just because you want them to work.
Message would be good, if received.
That cartoon sure describes the election and probably our movement.
That is hysterical! Thanks for the laugh. :)
Sorry, I liked it until the part about the only thing Obama has run is his mouth. It went downhill from there, IMO. How about forgetting about his speech gaffes or at least show just those on abortion, for example. Also, we now know that he spent $100 million dollars on "education" related projects in Chicago with no measurable improvement in student scores. Is that executive experience? There is so much out there -- we don't have to personally ridicule the man as it tells as much about us as him.
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Or send it to everyone it your email box right now and help it go viral for 0$
Yes, we are hoping that this ad can go viral, and if it does, then it will raise the issue as a discussion topic in the campaign. That would be priceless, if we can in fact accomplish it. We’re trying very hard right now as I type this message to accomplish just that.
How did an idiot like that even make it to the Illinois State Legislature?
Awful ad. Who pays groups like this?
Never mind...it is a good ad. The lousy ad is the Hillary ad.
There are no three-minute-and-ten-second campaign ads, only three-minute-and-ten-second fund-raising gimmicks.
For you to enjoy!
Wow! What an a$$!!
This is why it’s a web-ad and not a TV ad, read the announcement in the first post! We would love to do a TV ad to this effect, but how do you get more than 2 clips of Obama - that first clips is priceless and look how long it runs.
“How do we get ads like this on TV?” $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
What I saw was a YouTube video, not an advertisement. The headline called it an ad. The announcement said, “watch this web ad” but never made clear that the so-called “ad” only existed as a YouTube clip.
Advertisers pay money to be shown to third parties. In what sense is a YouTube clip an ad? These PACs raise money on the premise that they will help political candidates to victory, but what money was spent in that pursuit? The only people the ad is pitched to are the people being solicited to pay for the ad. Therefore, it’s not really an anti-Obama ad at all, but merely a high-tech panhandling scheme that borders on fraud.
Bump for later
I HATE reading posts from FReepers who rather than try to do something productive or constructive, instead carp about the actions of others.
But usually they don't come along with accusations of fraud.
It’s a great compilation of 0bama, but I don’t think they make a good case of comparison. If they want to compare Palin and 0bama, they need to compare same things. For instace, her experiences as a mayor and governor versus his experiences as Annenberg community organizer.
“How did an idiot like that even make it to the Illinois State Legislature?” I wonder this same thing too. Sarah Palin is much more qualified because she does love America and it’s people. This is a must!
Great ad....I would bet those who see it never knew he was such a creep.
Who says “above my paygrade” when talking about life?
This man is no President of the United States.
You sure can kick up a duststorm. But I notice you didn’t tell me who you pay to run this ad. Or where the contributions go. When someone gives money to Our Country Deserves Better, how does it go to win over undecided voters?
When I get solicited to give money to a campaign, I expect it actually gets spent to help win elections. If it doesn’t, the solicitation may not meet the legal definition of fraud, but that doesn’t mean there’s no deceit.
So you can turn red in the face writing away about who you hate, or you can simply explain what you do with the money that you take from conservatives.
And don’t try any high-handed comments doing nothing. I worked for several years at near poverty wages for a conservative organization which actually far more than another group supposedly dedicated to the same purpose, which took in roughly 100 times more cash but did nothing but make it’s executive director very rich. I finally left it so I could afford to raise a family, but I’m still fighting for conservatives.
>> I would be those who see it never knew he was such a creep. <<
Really? Who are those people who didn’t know that? I bet 99% of those who see it are already with us in the conservative echo chamber. Read post #37.
Now that is news!
Our Country Deserves Better PAC formed a few months ago when it appeared John McCain's campaign was being too passive and also too "soft" in response to Obama.
The participants (see here: Who We Are - HERE - I'm Joe btw) had worked together on various past projects such as pro-troop group Move America Forward, recall of Gray Davis in California, trips to Iraq to support the troops, fight against illegal immigration (Hold Their Feet to the Fire, support of the San Diego Minutemen, etc...)
We formed to both motivate the base to vote for McCain (he certainly wasn't MY CHOICE for nominee, but when it came down to Obama winning the nomination it was clear that this was someone we could not entrust the governance to the United States to... not during this time in history). We also wanted to appeal to conservative Democrats and Hillary Clinton Democrats - focusing attention on the issues of Obama's horrible positions on national security matters, his ignorance and arrogance. We also recognized that Hillary Clinton supporters noted that Obama was all about HIM... and they hated that in the primary, and some of them not only want their party (the Democrat party) back (it's now run by Obama associates and allies obviously - which is typical for a party's nominee) but they also are responsive to the "country first" message.
Since we are a PAC we can only get contributions up to $5,000 per person... so we can't have someone give us a big chunk of money like how most 527s and 501c4's operate. Thus, we're never going to be able to say "this ad will have $3.5 million behind it" and get too much national press attention - they love Obama, and they will not report on opposition efforts unless they cannot ignore it.
So we are doing targeted TV ad campaigns (see the TV ads here: Our TV Ads and other videos - HERE ). in swing states (beginning in Michigan, Colorado, Nevada) and backing this up with a national tour with these roughly 35 rallies - we know we can get local press when we come into town.
So that is what we are doing and what donations go towards.
One final note to correct you on: an "ad" does not mean something is paid for or not. It means that it "advertises" something. In corporate arena that is a product, service or company. In political arena that means a candidate, cause or initiative.
This is a web ad against Obama and for McCain/Palin.
Our TV ads are all :30's and :60's as this is the amount of time most frequently sold. You can certainly by :10 second ads and :15 second ads, but you pay a much higher price per second for the ad.
You can hate our strategy if you want (I don't know that you do, but if you do that's fine). Disagree with our messaging. Say our tour and rallies are stupid if you like.
But please do not call us liars or frauds, when we've done nothing but work very hard, day-after-day, for very long hours.
Our singer accompanying these events is Lloyd Marcus who also produced these videos. He did this because this is his passion:
I don't see where you were solicited to give money to a campaign so your comments regarding "fraud", etc. are totally off-base. They're raising money for their PAC (designed to get a candidate elected) and again I don't see where Impeach98 specifically asked you for a single penny.
not loving this ad.....it should have been “Bama has exp. running his campaign”...
So you ARE doing TV ads? Well, congratulations, Joe. If you had said that in the first place instead, you wouldn’t’ve inspired the cynicism in the first place.
There’s nothing wrong with a little web-based fundraising, especially if it helps provide people with some ammunition on the home front. But as an organization, be open about it and let people know what you intend to do with the money they contribute. Personally, if McCain refuses to fight a given battle that might tell us a little of who he is as a leader, and maybe you can just let McCain be McCain, but I certainly respect doing what you can for a guy you believe in.
But there’s nothing to make skepticism turn into full-blown cynicism like failing to address the substance of the skepticism and attacking the skeptic. I didn’t misread your post; you called it an ad, and you never made that it was a web-only ad. I had reason for the skepticism, and you went after my reading comprehension skills. Maybe you can learn a thing or two from McCain.
>> Ummmm....I had no idea that 99% of those who have viewed it, or will view it, are Republicans. <<
What I said was “conservatives.” But to your point:
Really? You think there’s a large contingency of UNDECIDED voters out there who say to themselves, “Forget about the talk shows, the ads, the web sites the candidates themselves put up; I want to really learn about what the candidates themselves think. I’ll go look up what 527s and PACs have to say on YouTube.”
Sure, YouTube vidoes get a lot of viewers. And, truthfully, I should acknowledge that YouTUbe videos for people “in the tank” on one side of the political debate also get attention from people “in the tank” on the other. But the problem with the internet is that it creates an “echo chamber”: People believe they’re hearing the broader world, but they’re only hearing themselves shouting, and other people echoing the same thing.
Preaching to the choir DOES have its purpose. FreeRepublic, DailyKOS and other groups have certainly affected the political debate. But when the preacher raises money for evangelism efforts and never leaves the pulpit... well, that’s a problem.
Now, Impeach98’s vanity was essentially a press release for his own organization, using FR as “free media.” When I was skeptical towards his group, he didn’t address my concerns, but went on the attack. Finally, he explained who he is and what he’s doing, and I respect him for it. You have to preach from your own pulpit to raise funds for that mission trip, sometimes. But I believe strongly that those who have truth on their side (conservatives) should demand openness from those who would lead or teach, and should be realistic about what they’re doing and what they’re accomplishing.
I also want to be clear when I said Impeach98 was using FR as free media, I didn’t mean to imply there was anything wrong with that, providing whoever does that doesn’t violate any FR guidelines.
Cool! Thanks for the links to the Lloyd Marcus ads, and thanks again for your efforts in countering the propaganda of the UnAmerican Democrat Party.
(just ignore their guttersnipes!)
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