Skip to comments.'Mailbox' Ad Against Sen. Mary Landrieu Highlights Families Rocked by Obamacare
Posted on 02/12/2014 5:44:52 PM PST by Nachum
A new advertisement against Obamacare will run on television stations statewide in Louisiana to highlight Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) support of the law does not use obscure charts, graphs, numbers, or inside-the-beltway jargon that are staples of most ads that only appeal to and are understood by stodgy consultants.
The "Mailbox" ad "looks and feels distinctly different than typical political advertising," because it visually tells the stories of families and individuals whose worlds are about to get rocked as they face the uncertainty, anxiety, and, in some cases, the devastation that will come after they are notified that their insurance plans have been canceled "due to the Affordable Care Act." Many Americans and Louisianans never expected that their plans would ever be canceled because President Barack Obama had promised them, "If you like your healthcare plan, you'll be able to keep your healthcare plan, period."
Americans for Prosperity will run the commercial, which was written, directed, and produced by Breitbart News's Minister of Culture Jon Kahn, for three weeks as part of its broader campaign to hold Landrieu, who is up for reelection this year, accountable for her support for Obamacare.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Those of you in Louisiana, here is Mary Landrieu’s contact address:
Tell her what you think of her.
Excellent ad. Wish the Stupid Party would run ads like these, instead of some moron droning about statistics and crap.
Every conservative should run ads against their Dim/RINO opponent, like this ad. Very effective.
The truth can be ever so painful, and can have vengeful consequences.
Agreed. Those ads that the national party is running in several states (just switching the Democrat incumbent) are beyond stupid. What idiot thinks those are effective? Just flush the money down a toilet instead of running that ineffective pap. No emotional connection whatsoever.
Does anyone remember the Harry and Louise ad republicans ran several years ago? They were very effective.
No, I guess I don’t.
Good ads are powerful though.
Some things are best conveyed with short clip and pictures.
Other things must be conveyed in print and slowly digested.
Most don’t have time or patience to digest articles.
I went to the linked website and started to read. Almost immediately the screen went black and a ‘pop up’ appeared that covered the screen. I’ve had a huge (hugh) increase in these irritating ads in the past two weeks. Is it my computer, some setting, or has there been a big increase in these ads?
I think so. It is really annoying too.
My solution to these black screens is to turn the entire site off.
I hope this trend doesn’t get like the unsolicited phone calls. Unfortunately I bet it will.
“Harry and Louise” was a $14 to $20 million year-long television advertising campaign funded by the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA)a predecessor of the current Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)a health insurance industry lobby group, that ran intermittently from September 8, 1993 to September 1994 in opposition to President Bill Clinton’s proposed health care plan in 19931994 and Congressional health care reform proposals in 1994. Fourteen television ads and radio and print advertising depicted a fictional suburban fortysomething middle-class married couple, portrayed by actors Harry Johnson and Louise Caire Clark, despairing over bureaucratic and other aspects of health care reform plans and urged viewers to contact their representatives in Congress. The commercials were ordered by HIAA president Bill Gradison and HIAA executive vice president Chip Kahn, and created by California public relations consultants Ben Goddard and Rick Claussen of Goddard Claussen.
The couple returned in several newer advertisements pushing health care reform during the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. In 2000, Harry and Louise appeared in a TV commercial sponsored by HIAA promoting its “InsureUSA” campaign advocating the need to provide health coverage to uninsured Americans.