Skip to comments.Minnesota Sen. Coleman says he’ll stop negative campaign ads
Posted on 10/10/2008 5:15:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, locked in an increasingly tight and bitter election contest with Democrat Al Franken, said Friday that his campaign would halt negative advertising in a race recently dominated by it.
Coleman, a Republican, said the unstable economy demands that the race focus on issues. He said he would also ask independent groups advertising on his behalf to pull negative ads, although by law they are not required to do so.
"I decided I was not all that interested in returning to Washington for another six years based on the judgment of voters that I was not as bad as the other guys," Coleman said. "I want folks to vote for me, and not against the other folks."
Coleman said it could take a few days to pull negative messages from the airwaves, the Internet and direct-mail pleas. He also left himself room to draw contrasts "in experience, judgement and temperament."
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To beat frankin about all we have to do is keep posting the picture of him in diapers from the SNL show, its hard to even look at it..have you seen it? I think its real, not photoshopped ...makes me shudder thinking of it.
I forgot to include New Mexico in my list of states McCain/Palin can certainly win. My apologies to those living in the Land of Enchantment.
This isn’t about nice or honorable. It is about winning and this was the right move.
I guess you and I are watching two different campaigns. McCain has been pounding that Marxist putz. Maybe not exactly as you or I would like (I want more Franklin Raines and Johnson!), but to claim he’s rolled over or doesn’t want to win is just absurd.
There's nobody wishes that more than I. Sorry, but the American voting public really gives me the blues.
heres the link to diaper pic...be warned....
Me, too. It drives me nuts that some idiot who can barely feed himself has his vote count as much as mine. But I'm not giving up. And the voters collectively aren't dumb so much as they're lazy. So I blame the corrupt, biased media. If we had true journalists in this country, actually presenting facts and both sides of issues, the Dems might hold 25% of the seats in each house of Congress.
why doesnt the RNC just run ads with pictures of Obama, pelosi, fraken etc.. holding puppies and bunny rabbits all while passing out candy to orphans. They would probably be lest costly and as effective.
You know what? Neither am I. I'd rather go down swinging. Thanks! You've truly made me feel better.
I was also "an officer and a gentleman" once; that doesn't apply when your country is at stake.
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I think what ha scared Coleman was last week’s Minnesota Poll that showed him trailing Franken by 9 points.
Many of those polled said that they were turned off by Coleman’s negative attcks on Franken.
There are many who consider the polling methodology to be flawed and this poll to be an outlier.
But either this poll has spooked Coleman into shutting off the negative ads or his own internal polling is showing that the negative ads are hurting him.
Hard to say which one is which...
It’s like they read our suggestions and have done the opposite.
Do it the CHICAGO WAY!!!
“I decided I was not all that interested in returning to Washington for another six years . . .”
Seems to me he has decided he is not all that interested in returning to Washington for another six years, period. I am so glad I never gave his campaign any money!
We survived the first pro wrestler as govenor, we survived the first muslim congressman, I guess now we’ll have to learn to survive the first pornographer senator. God help us!