WOW! This ad is very moving. I have several others in the queue that I wanted to show. But this ad is amazing. It hammers home the message that elections matter and who we vote for matters -- now more than ever.
The next video in our continuing series (part three) highlighting some of the top campaign ads of 2008, is the now infamous "Rocking Chair" ads. When these ads landed Liddy Dole was ahead of her Challenger state senator Kay Hagan. Hagan had been running a great race but Dole was still ahead.
But the DSCC dropped this ad with a big spend and now Hagan is in control. This ad, corny as it is, has contributed to Dole's demise. Let me know what you think.
I ended up loving the Waterfalls quite a bit. When I first heard about them they seemed a little silly or just over-priced at the least. But over the course of the summer I got started to get it.
The changing shapes and form and the industrial look of them were perfectly suited to the city. I really fell fir them during my bar study - especially the last two weeks when went to Pier 11 every day. They were very relaxing to me during the most stressful time of my life.
Wow! So, the Rays unload, IN FENWAY, with a 9-1 shellacking of the Red Sox. You gotta love. I was in the gym when I saw Rocco Baldelli's shot to the Green Monster -- it was Manny-esque. Who, by the way, is having himself a nice night in Los Angeles.
In our continuing looks at some of the best campaign ads of 2008, this one has been very effective. When I first saw it I thought it was a HUGE mistake. I thought it would open up a real ugly, blue state/red state elist war. Instead, studies conducted by Media Curves and others have shown this to be a very powerful ad and it has really pushed up Sarah Palin's negatives. This one is definitely worth a look.
AODL will be looking at some of the best ads of this campaign season. This one is deeply moving and has helped to start the shift towards Al Franken and away from Norm Coleman in that TIGHT Minnesota Senate race. Have a look and let me know what you think.
I'm rooting for these guys. I'm trying. They seem like a fine group and I always want the Red Sox to lose no matter who they play. But I agree with Mike Francesa, it just doesn't feel like I am watching a playoff game in this dome stadium.
Also, I watch with little sense of hope. The Red Sox have the same air about them that the late 1990s Yankee teams did. They never seem to panic. They never seem stressed out. No matter how good the team is they are playing, whether they are up or down you would always bet that they find a way to win.
THAT will be the Yankees biggest challenge in 2009.
Debate number 2 for Obama and McCain is viewed by 60,000,000 people and is one of the most boring debates in history. There were no real punches landed. Although Obama counter punched well, owned the stage and continued to look more and more presidential. Which lead to the next development.....
Obama not only expanded his lead in national tracking polls but in individual state polls as well. NC, VA, CO, FL, NV and (yes!) GA are the swing states. (see: 538). This led to the next development....
Starting early this week with the ever-lying Sarah Palin and then with John McCain with all of his surrogates, the McCain campaign went negative -- HARD. Obama befriends terrorists. What is Obama hiding? Obama is a liar. Obama hates America etc. etc. This lead to...
Increasingly raucous and racists crowds at McCain/Palin rallies. Some of the cries included: TERRORIST, TRAITOR and over course BOMB OBAMA. Fabulous! No problem there. This country has no history whatsoever with political violence. NOT!
Finally on Friday night McCain tried to walk back from some of this insanity
Then, the best for last. Alaska's most famous pathological liar was found to have violated the state's ethics law. How mavericky!!