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Billionaire Won't Air Obama-Wright Campaign Ads (Obama's Media Minions Win Again)
Yahoo News ^ | 5-17-12 | Phillip Elliott

Posted on 05/17/2012 10:23:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf

An aide to the billionaire whom political advisers say wanted to fund TV ads about President Barack Obama's former pastor says the $10 million proposal will not go forward.

The New York Times reported Thursday that a group tied to TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts was considering an ad campaign featuring Jeremiah Wright's incendiary sermons.

But an aide to Ricketts issued a statement later in the day saying the proposal would not be implemented.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; campaign; obama; wright
The coordinated Obama campaign Mainstream Media attacks seem to have had the desired effect...
1 posted on 05/17/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Hummmmmm....just ^how did^ the media get wind of this “proposal”, I wonder.

Does the PAC send out a news-release for every brainstorm they get?


2 posted on 05/17/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: tcrlaf

“Nice brokerage firm yuz got here. Shame for something to happen to it.”


3 posted on 05/17/2012 10:29:04 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: tcrlaf

This ad buy has ALREADY had the desired effect, people are thinking of “Rev” Wright again. And Ricketts did not have to spend ANY money. Win-Win!


4 posted on 05/17/2012 10:30:58 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It sounds like the media work is done, so this could be loaded up quickly if they change their minds. It may not be a bad thing right now because the Wright Obama link is getting press as a result, plus the Klein book.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 10:31:02 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t know...

Just the very fact that GD Wright is forefront in the news these days is happy news indeed.

The fact that the Romney campaign said they WON’T use Rev. God D*mn as a campaign tool is making news and is reaching the desired effect against Obastard.

So, there won’t be TV commercials with Wright’s smiling face? Whatever. As long as that makes news - It’s All Good.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 10:31:19 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

DING !!!
WE HAVE A WINNER, FOLKS!

“Nice brokerage firm yuz got here. Shame for something to happen to it.”

That, and the threatened lib protests at Cubs Games.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

So what would this ad say?

“Remember Wright? You know from 4 years ago during the 2008 election? Yeah, Obama totally went to his church. Remember hearing about that?

What does that have to do with now? Well, we just wanted to tell you again. thanks!”

Ok, then what? After we are screaming that the issue is the economy, we are going to run ads about this guy?


8 posted on 05/17/2012 10:36:07 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It was leaked by a “concerned person” per NY Times.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 10:36:07 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: VanDeKoik

You can actually do both.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 10:38:23 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: tcrlaf

Do you think that even though these ads won’t air, the fact that the whole Wright controversy is making it’s way through the media is still a negative for Obummer & positive for us?
I mean, we all know about Wright/O but the fact that the MSM is mentioning his name at all is maybe a good thing & in some way, will lead some to find out what the whole controversy is about?
Or am I giving too much credit to the sheeple?!


11 posted on 05/17/2012 10:39:20 AM PDT by rainee
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To: tcrlaf

I never thought this was such a great idea. A better attack would be Obama’s acts as president, such as his connection to the funding of solar energy companies. A lot of good information is coming out that could be bought to the attention of the voters.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 10:40:10 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: tcrlaf
Billionaire Won't Air Obama-Wright Campaign Ads (Obama's Media Minions Win Again)

Don't worry, their are going to be hundreds of well funded super pacs this time around and some WILL run these type of ads whether the Romney campaign likes it or not.

13 posted on 05/17/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT by apillar
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To: proxy_user

A question for those in the know. Does Obama have off shore accounts that he’s trying to hide?


14 posted on 05/17/2012 10:43:56 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: proxy_user
An attack on President Obama via "the Rev" probably wouldn't do much good. However, "the Rev's" own claim that President Obama has done nothing for his people just might sway some Black voters against him.
15 posted on 05/17/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: RC2; Colofornian; Elsie; svcw; Zakeet; Tennessee Nana; aMorePerfectUnion; Godzilla; fishtank; ...
IMO, the Romney campaign figures that this will take religion off the table in the coming months. I doubt it.

I can't see Evangelicals rushing to vote for Romney because of this...in fact, refusing to use Wright's blasphemy is more likely to make the EVs begin to put two and two together.

16 posted on 05/17/2012 10:50:42 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: KansasGirl

Looks like the PAC has some soul searching to do with regards to who it employs. Searching for a “concerned” soul would be a good start.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: US Navy Vet
"This ad buy has ALREADY had the desired effect, people are thinking of “Rev” Wright again. And Ricketts did not have to spend ANY money. Win-Win!"

Exactly my thoughts! Now he can spend the $10 mill on ads about the economy, and if Zero's minions attack Romney about LDS, well....

18 posted on 05/17/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: VanDeKoik

“Ok, then what? After we are screaming that the issue is the economy, we are going to run ads about this guy?”

So many people on here are more interested in making Obama pay a price for dealing with Wright, and his past. They don’t have an answer for “what is next”.
Its the economy, the economy and the economy. Don’t fall for spurious side issues. Wright was 2008, when Obama didn’t have a record. Now he does have a record and a very vulnerable one, lets hammer him on it until the election.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 10:58:33 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: tcrlaf
Romney had urged the independent group, which favors his candidacy, to abandon the Wright strategy and to focus instead on his bedrock issue, the economy.

Sarah proposed the same thing and Mclames' people put the kibosh on it.
20 posted on 05/17/2012 11:00:04 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: tcrlaf

Don’t worry folks...an ad campaign featuring the good Reverend is already in the works by a group of FReepers (myself included) with media and consulting backgrounds, who were deeply involved in the 2010 campaigns. Stay tuned. you will like what you see, and there will be similar funding involved.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT by montag813 (No Amnesty - Enforce the Law! http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My guess is Slick Mitt doesn’t want the Dems putting out too many anti-Mormon ads in retaliation.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 11:19:19 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: montag813

B U MMM...MMM P


23 posted on 05/17/2012 11:29:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ReformationFan

“My guess is Slick Mitt doesn’t want the Dems putting out too many anti-Mormon ads in retaliation.”

And this is what will happen if we go after Wright, you open the door for a petty religious war between Wright and Mormonism. Is that what we want the campaign to be about?
Romney needs to keep on the theme of Obama being an amateur an incompetent leader. Impress upon the voters that you are a competent stable leader that will put the country back on track.
I feel the voters are ready to move beyond the Obama era, don’t blow it by throwing up ghosts from 2008. There are enough people out there that secretly know they made a mistake in 2008, they don’t need their faces rubbed in it.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 11:40:27 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: VanDeKoik; tcrlaf

Whitaker had offered Wright $150,000 “if he would just shut-up and not criticize Obama anymore.” When Wright refused Whitaker’s offer, Klein said Obama himself personally met with Wright, which supposedly took place after Obama’s March 18, 2008 “race speech,” confirmed by both Wright’s word and the U.S. Secret Service logs.

Dr. Erick Whitaker is the same guy who runs the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where Michelle Obama got her big six-figure promotion coincidentally shortly after The One was elected to the Senate; the same guy who got a “glowing” reference from Obama for Tony Rezko, which led to Rod Blagojevich hiring Whitaker to be the state’s public health director; and the same guy whose UHI program just got nearly $6 million from HHS as one of 26 grantees in an applicant pool of 3,000.

Here is a 5 minute interview you should listen to http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/14/report-obama


25 posted on 05/17/2012 11:42:00 AM PDT by sunny48 (America, home of the offended)
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To: Sooth2222
Exactly my thoughts! Now he can spend the $10 mill on ads about the economy, and if Zero's minions attack Romney about LDS, well....

Bingo .

Zer0 has been warned.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 1:26:00 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: DanMiller

Gotta watch those fiery black preachers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17m8OnHC7dQ&feature=player_embedded


27 posted on 05/17/2012 1:36:32 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: WILLIALAL
And this is what will happen if we go after Wright, REGARDLESS!
28 posted on 05/17/2012 1:38:03 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: tcrlaf
I would prefer then spending the money on research and advertising the complete corruption of the "Stimulus" dollars.

In my state, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and her husband received OVER $3 million of stimulus funding for their section 8 housing projects...BUT, no one is willing to touch THAT story...not our pubbie candidates or the state GOP.

29 posted on 05/17/2012 1:47:33 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: demsux

“I would prefer then spending the money on research and advertising the complete corruption of the “Stimulus” dollars.”

There is a ton of stuff like this out there that can be used for 3-4 months. People understand political cronyism. It much easier to portray Obama as just another Washington insider playing fast and loose with our money.
Try tying Obama to Wright will take a lot of informing and most people will just say: “Ok, but what does that have to do with my job, or my house value or the economic future of my children.”

By the way I’m from Missouri also and McCaskill is finished in this state.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 2:15:24 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: greyfoxx39

mormonism is going to be laid bare, during this campaign. Romney will try and stop it, to no avail.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 3:20:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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