The Wednesday Read: School Starts, Anti-Tester ads, & Farewell Message

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • School Starts
  • Anti-Tester Attack Ads
  • Farewell Statement from Senator John McCain

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The Wednesday Read: No Comments & New Campaign Ads

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill

Today the following items caught my attention:

  • Billings Gazette – No Comments
  • New Campaign Ad – Juneau
  • New Campaign Ad – Gianforte

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Montana Senate 2012: Campaign Ads

So far the campaigns of U.S. Senator Jon Tester and his challenger Congressman Denny Rehberg have run several of their own campaign commercials and, they have spent a good chunk of money airing them across the state.

In two ads I feature today, Tester and Rehberg try to show their softer sides (and convince voters) they care deeply for their constituents while going the “extra mile.”  Undoubtedly we’ll see more of these ads starting in September and they might even be better than the ones we’ve already seen.  Today, I’ll examine these ads and at the end there will be a poll for you to select the best of the two. Continue reading