I've just gained a bit of respect (only kidding) for the Botox Queen. Whenever Duh Bumbler talks I press the mute as well.
He has never been the leader. We've been governed by a politbureau comprised of: Pelosi, Reid, Axelrod, Jarret, Holder, Holdren, Andy Stein and Soros.
Great ad, but when/where is it being played? Like some other commenters on this site I haven't seen any political ads yet. Time is running out and these need to be played and replayed right up until election time....it might sway some undecided voters to vote for Romey/Ryan. I sure hope so.
What State are you in? I have been trying to explain the lack of apparent ads by suggesting (without proof) that perhaps Mitt is deluging places where he needs and has expectations that he can achieve the State's win.
For example, he need not waste a whole lot of time and cash in NY or California. It wouldn't matter if Obamby said he plans on sinking our Navy and donating the Empire State Building to the M.Brotherhood. He'll still get the mindless drones from NY and California that will vote for him in the face of his failed record and evidence that clearly show how he has no business in the Oval Office.
I'm in Georgia. I don't watch a lot of TV, maybe a couple of hours a day, but I haven't seen ANY political ads on TV from either candidate. Time is running out and Romney needs to get his message out NOW. Hopefully he'll flood the airwaves soon.
BTW, have you checked out the crowd at the Romney Rally in Ohio today? It is AWESOME! A huge crowd! You have to see the picture! I think Romney is doing great!
Where the hell are his ads? Not ONE here in CT. Our Republican candidate for the Senate is the first shot I've seen in a long, long time that has a chance. These candidates cannot give up on these "blue" states. I know a LOT of pissed off people just waiting to see the Conservatives bring something to the fight!
Again I ask the question when is the Romney Campaign going to get their act together and start advertising here in florida, (this ad is lame)I have been watching football all day, not one commercial. While Obama is all over the place. I am beginning to wonder if they really want to win this.
this ad is kinda lame but I was thrilled this weekend to start seeing Obama ads in my market, if he's running ads out of Philly TV he's in trouble in Pennsylvania. If he has to spend money to defend PA, this race is on. The anti Romney ad was also pretty lame hitting Romney on China/tires
This ad is weak weak weak.
When the hell it that milquetoast campaign going to get on real substance of who and what Obama is? When?
You gotta be kidding! With piffle like this?
And Sununu told us... just wait till the convention is over and they will unleash an unstoppable storm [paraphrase]
Well... we're waiting.
It's not weak at all. What are you talking about? His own party is shutting him out. Romney is going to ramp things up. He wants to control the message for the last several weeks. Before then, he wants to set a tone of how Obama is aloof.
vorlath.. Seriously? Do you believe that?
The message had to be out months ago. It's marketing, and marketing principles dictate a period of time and repetition before the target audience gets the message. Ramp things up! Well he better get on that then. Romney is way too late. And these pro-forma ads on the economy, and piffel like this ad shows just how weak and un-serious his campaign brain trust is. Obama is a formidable enemy and they are using pop-guns.
I have an idea: Let's confer Obama with the title "Honorary President". That way he can do all the cool stuff like hang out in Hollywood, meet with Beyonce and JayZ, and appear on Letterman; all the while still being called "Mr. President". Then we can elect someone - anyone - who actually cares about America, its citizens and its standing in the world.
All ads are local. I live here in Orlando and I see all kinds of Romney ads. They are only going to play ads where they feel they need to hit. I know some people do not like this but I have been watching the PGA on NBC this weekend and Romney has several ads. Last week the Superpacs had several ads against Obama here in Orlando. I know people get frustrated and feel like they do not see the fight but believe me it is there. I cannot address how Romney's team decides where to run the ads but it will be in swing states in areas of that state where they feel it is effective. I know many do not like this but I can tell you here in Orlando...Romney is running ads and so are the Superpacs...they are on CBS, NBC, HGTV, BRAVO, FOX NEWS and ABC....but I can only speak for my area but I just want to let you know Romney and Superpacs are running ads. In fact, we are bombarded with all ads here.
This ad is interesting I think it is laying the work for the problem Obama has with leading and being in touch. Do not be surprised if you see more ads along this line and on Obama...not being able to change Washington from Inside and about redistribution. Romney's Daughter ad runs here alot and that goes right at Obama and his effect on jobs and income for women.
I am not sure if you will see ads though with the Libyan Ambassador but I would like some on the foreign policy lying. I know the EIC group played a brutal ad against Obama all last weekend in South Florida for his ignoring Bibi from Israel. That ran during the Miami/Oakland game but that was local only to go after the large Jewish population in South Florida!!
Well, that's good to hear. The only ads I see here in New York, besides Obama's ad on cable are Linda McMahon's ads where she is savaging Chris Murphy.
You are spot on right and so is indthinker. My state has voted red for the last 30 years in presidential elections. I have been watching football all weekend. All we are getting is Obummer ads. They know they have lost the state but want the faithfuls to still get out and vote so they will be counted in the popular vote catagory. Florida is up for grabs so they are going to see a storm of a different nature come their way all up to Nov. 6.
11 Connects is airing medi-scare ads... Obama ads out in force and apparently no Romney ads. And that tri-cities tv station targets not only east TN, where I live, but parts of Virginia as well.
I would think Romney/Ryan would want as many as possible in VA to come out and vote for him, including those in Bristol?
I can only address my area. My guess Gal is that Romney does not see the need to advertise in that part of VA? I could be wrong I am just thinking aloud. All I know is that I have seen several ads in my part of Florida which is Orlando area and indeed plenty of Romney ads. But I have a feeling come this week and Oct 1 we will be seeing more in different places. The 30 day home stretch is where Obama pulled away from McCain in 2008 because McCain ran out of money to run ads....that will not happen with Mitt and the Superpacs....
Nice ad... of course, I'm also grateful for the Reid/Pelosi smackdown too. Those are the kingpins of this villainous regime.
I think many of the Dems quite frankly, see the chinks in Obama's facade and are realizing that he's not only mortal... but beatable too. I'd love to see all of these corrupt devils out of office - Lord willing.
They need to start using Obama's words against him. By the way, when I am watching the USA network, TBS or ESPN I see Obama commercials. Is the Romney camp not using the cable networks to air commercials?
I think Romney can do better than this. This commercal neutralizes the complete lack of leadership with this President. I can see mounting the evidence to not only question his leadership with congress but his lack of leadership in foreign affairs, domestic energy production with the keystone pipeline and so much more.
and when they pressed the mute an hour later he was still yammering, "One thing I know for sure, fairness is only fair to, and...,and... ....blah, blah, blah.
Why are they so weak... Dead ambassador, dragged thru the streets, no Secruity on 911... Cover up... Lies, Bama campaigning with celebrity's instead of dealing with the middle east
That's why I feel defeated , almost everything off the table, and it's not only Ronmey camp, were are the outside groups ads hitting Obama and democrats .
The surge troops are coming home from Afghanistan... 3 years 1700 lives and how did Obama Afganstan surge go... Lives wasted
IF WE HAD A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, THIS WOULD BE A BIG STORY: Walter Russell Mead: Afghan Surge Ends: Not with a Bang but a Whimper.
We should all be very glad that we have a Democratic president right now; otherwise the news would be terrible. We would be seeing a rash of horrible and depressing stories in the newspapers about strategic failure, with unremitting second guessing and belittling of a president who agonized for months before the surge and then saw his plan fail. We’d be hearing non-stop reports in the media about the incompetent and klutzy leader who torpedoed his own policy by announcing a withdrawal date; the man who tried to please everybody and do everything—and failed at all he tried.
The press would be jumping on this narrative. There would be continuous coverage of the disarray in Afghanistan: the soldier’s we’re training are shooting us, the corruption is intensifying, and the opium trade spreading. There would be story after story about how Afghanistan seems little changed after the surge, and how peace is still not at hand. These stories wouldn’t be on the back pages; they’d be perceived as major news with profound implications for America’s global position and the Sunday shows and nightly TV news round ups would be full of talking heads endlessly analyzing each wrinkle of the failure.
There would be bitter, wounding comparisons between the president and LBJ in Vietnam. If we had a conservative Republican president right now, we’d be hearing him compared to the noble Duke of York, who marched 10,000 men to the top of the hill only to march them down again.
And we’d be hearing all kinds of damning stories about the failure of the U.S. government to deal with the chaos in Pakistan.
We’d also be reading stories linking the apparent U.S. failure in Afghanistan to the empowerment of anti-American movements throughout the Middle East. The recent riots would be used as a stick to beat the president with—his weakness, indecision and strategic inconsequentialism in Afghanistan would be endangering our interests all over the region. Instead of concentrating on the real terror threat, the press would tell us, this hypothetical clueless Republican president wasted time, treasure and attention on a failed strategy in Afghanistan. The press would try to hang the corpse of the U.S. ambassador in Libya around the neck of a Republican president, if we had one right now.
But thankfully we have a Democratic president, and in an election year the normally feisty American media—the same media that worked night and day to expose every flaw and contradiction in the Bush policies in the region (and they had plenty to expose)—is too busy reporting the flaws in the Romney campaign (again, there’s much to report) to pay attention to anything as insignificant as a comprehensively failed presidential strategy in a foreign war.
Yeah, we’re real lucky that way.
Apparently the Romney camp thinks they can win this election by just running ads.
Dont be such a slacker, get out there and get your hands dirty! fight damn you,fight!
Ummmm.....that's how he won in the primary! It was the Ads! And he managed to raise more money than any of the other candidates. But he was running against fellow Republicans not ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and every other liberal media base you can find. So now he is running against Barack Obama, unions, liberal media ( newspaper, TV, Social Media, etc....).
And in my opinion, he is now taking criticism from conservatives. If conservatives want to help, they can start by hightlighting Mitt Romney's attributes, accomplishments, and successes AND start criticizing Barack Obama's record thus far in the office of the presidency.
What works in the primaries will not necessarily work in the general election. The target audience in the general election is a completely different animal. One that is not necessarily concerned or invested in the issues us normal conservatives are concerned with. In short, ads wont work with these people. There must be a personal connection to gain their attention. Romney just can't achieve this with his current strategy.
One huge accomplishment that comes to mind with Mitt Romney is how he starting up what is now one of the largest Asset Management Companies in the country. Now worth $65 Billion! I think he understands what it takes to struggle and build a business. He understands how government can either hinder or foster the growth of any small business. And it is smal business that creates the most jobs in the country.
He knows how important it is to be energy independent from foreign oil companies. I have heard him say as much in a speech. He also realizes how important it is to to look to alternative energy sources. I think Governor Palin could help him out immensly on this very critical issue.
Please Governor Romney, reach out to Governor Palin for her expertise on energy issues. She's a champ at it. Tell the American people that you know how to bring down gas prices while at the same time will create an environment to allow companies to be innovative with alternative energy products.
Man, I could go on and on!
Maybe a good one would highlight who BO is keeping company with these days. Instead of world leaders, that is his job to see and converse with, he prefers the hollyweird and talk show circuits - ad nauseum!!
It's who he chooses to spend time with- rather than do his job, which he seems to believe is on auto-pilot, No Budgets- ever, No negotiating WITH congressional majority - it is he that refuses to reach across the aisle for ANY reason, No accomplishment that he can honestly take credit for that the American people even come close to approving of- perhaps the OBL kill, but then GWB set that in motion years before. Romney's camp needs to hit them with these until the cows come home. BO the horrendous failure message.
Meh, they have had some pretty good ads, but this one falls flat in my opinion.
I just had a thought. Could Romney's team simply be going after Obama's personal narcissism? If I thought I was the most brilliant guy in the room and I found out that people were not taking anything I said seriously-to the point of actually muting my phone call while I blabbed away-it would certainly piss me off.
What do you think? Would they waste time and money on a campaign ad aimed at just one person or is that tinfoil hat territory?
Personally I think Romney and company are treading very lightly because obama is aching to play the race card again. They've got nothing heavy on Romney so they are nit picking trying to get him to crack. I say let heavy hitters like Palin, Gingrich and West lambast obama and Romney can stick to the most important issue that will decide the election-the economy.
I liked the ad. It raises a great point, but I don't know how effective it will be.
Obama is going on "The View" instead of meeting with world leaders and that is more effective at showing his lack of leadership than anything. An ad about that and Netanyahu would be better.
Good point kong1967. Clips from The View appearrance joking it up combined with still photos of Netnyahu sitting at a desk by a phone....... with some line about "a world leader waits, embassies burn." Is this who YOU want in YOUR White House?