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Monday, April 10, 2006

The Video Campaign Begins...

Here is what appears to be the first video commercial of the campaign for U.S. Senate. What is your impression? Is it fair? Is it effective? Do you find it humorous? Offensive?






8 Comments:

  • At 4/10/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger The Richmond Democrat said…

    "Amateurish" is the word I would use.

     
  • At 4/10/2006 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Let the games begin!

     
  • At 4/10/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger valley iconoclast said…

    I would like to see a video about the Allen statment that he is bored with being a senator.

    Man, is that a reason to reelect of person

     
  • At 4/10/2006 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I for one absolutely dread the coming campaign season with those stupid automated telephone calls and "lowest common denominator" targeted political TV ads. This ad is a good example of what I am talking about. Public debates on hard issues, on the other hand, are useful.

     
  • At 4/11/2006 9:23 AM, Blogger valley iconoclast said…

    I think it is a legitimate issue that the incumbent Senator does not plan to finish his term. By the time this election is over, the presidential election will be in full swing. Allen will not even do part of his term if he wins the nomination. I am sorry but I don't want anyone to be my Senator when that jobs is his back up.

     
  • At 4/11/2006 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    On the surface,the preceding comment would seem to be a valid concern. But historically most voters seem not to really care. In fact, there is a fair amount of evidence to the contrary that home-state voters are proud that their guy, the "favorite son", is running for President and can do the home-state more good once in the White House than they could ever do as a mere U.S. Senator, Congressman or whatever.

    This helps to explain why it is so rare that incumbent office holders resign their current offices to run for President. Politically, there is little pressure to do so.

     
  • At 4/11/2006 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree, not every state can boast a favorite son who might be dumb enough to be President one day, but I think we have a contender! Go George Go!

     
  • At 4/11/2006 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, we got two of em here in Virginia who is dumb enough. I sure am proud.

     

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