At my house when a political ad comes on the television that is negative toward U.S. Senator Jon Tester or his opponent Congressman Denny Rehberg the first one in my family to shout, “Shut the front door” wins. I don’t exactly know what the winner receives, but since I am winning this little contest I think the prize will probably be really nice. Honestly, I mostly play the game by myself but my wife is starting to play along, although somewhat reluctantly. The kids just think I’m weird – but just wait until they see the grand prize…
Today I take a look at a couple of political ads that are pretty good – good enough to catch my attention and make me want to share them with my readers. The Rehberg campaign has a new ad called “Lost” and the Montana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association has a “Fighting Swipe Fees” ad running in the state which takes on Senator Jon Tester.
Enjoy my analysis of the ads and don’t forget to shout, “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR” when you hear a negative ad which will add a little humor to this thing called politics (it’s a long way to November)…
Rehberg Campaign Launches “Lost”
The Rehberg campaign posted a new 30-second ad on August 14 called “Lost” in which Republican Denny Rehberg talks about what I feel is the most important issue in this election: jobs.
Rehberg says, “President Obama just doesn’t get it” and that “Montanans have lost thousands of jobs” and “Every day, too many Montanans have to look for work.”
The ad deals with jobs but Rehberg is taking on President Obama in the ad – which will play well in Montana. Rehberg does not mention his opponent, Democratic Senator Jon Tester. While Obama’s photo is shown on the ad, Rehberg says he “will stand up to the obstructionists” which could lead some folks to think that Rehberg believes Obama is going to defeat Romney, so if Rehberg beats Tester he will have someone to “stand up to” starting in January (there are a lot of ifs in that scenario).
Others may be thinking that Rehberg, who is currently a member of the GOP-controlled U.S. House, has had the last four years to take on Obama and he has failed miserably to compromise with the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate (and with Obama) in passing meaningful legislation to help the United States during these tough times.
You can watch the “Lost” ad HERE.
Fighting Swipe Fees:
The Montana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (MPMCSA) has a new 30-second ad running in Montana about swipe fees and Senator Jon Tester.
Most voters don’t understand the swipe fee issue any more than they understand nuclear proliferation, but the MPMCSA folks decided that spending a few hundred thousand dollars was the right thing to do during the dog days of August. But it is not campaign-related. Nope. Lee Newspapers reports, “…a spokeswoman for the association said the ads are not intended as campaign pieces against Tester.”
A few weeks ago the Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund ran an ad that contained a line that I said so far was the best line of the 2012 campaign season, “Congressman Rehberg, who do you think you are?”
Hold the phones – the MPMCSA ad contains a pretty good line at the end with the lady saying, “Senator Tester, we’re disappointed in you” which made me chuckle.
You can watch the “Fighting Swipe Fees” ad HERE which is posted on MPMCSA website.
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