Skip to comments.Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel
Posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:05 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
A brand new conservative group calling itself Americans for a Strong Defense and financed by anonymous donors is running advertisements urging Democratic senators in five states to vote against Chuck Hagel, President Obamas nominee to be secretary of defense, saying he would make the United States a weaker country.
Another freshly minted and anonymously backed organization, Use Your Mandate, which presents itself as a liberal gay rights group but purchases its television time through a prominent Republican firm, is attacking Mr. Hagel as anti-Gay, anti-woman and anti-Israel in ads and mailers.
Those groups are joining at least five others that are organizing to stop Mr. Hagels confirmation, a goal even they acknowledge appears to be increasingly challenging. But the effort comes with a built-in consolation prize should it fail: depleting some of Mr. Obamas political capital as he embarks on a new term with fresh momentum. . .
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The "media campaign" is composed of paid advertising because that is too often the only medium conservatives have. Obama and the Democrats can run a 24/7 "media campaign" through the mainstream media without spending a dime.
There was someone on Fox today talking about the best and worst people in Congress to work for. Hagel was one of the worst two Senators—very high turnover of staff. If he can’t run a staff of 50 or whatever, how is he going to do a good job running a huge bureaucracy?