Baseball Crank
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May 18, 2006
POLITICS: Hey! Kool-Aid!

While we're on a theme here, just go now and watch Markos from Daily Kos make his TV advertising debut in a jarringly cheesy ad for Connecticut Senate candidate Ned Lamont, who's challenging Joe Lieberman. The effect is much the same as if in 1998 a Republican candidate had put Matt Drudge in a TV commercial.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:38 PM | Politics 2006 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Is this actually being broadcast? This ad is probably intended for the small number of people who are delegates to the state convention and then to the larger but still relatively small group of people who will vote in the primary. For those audiences this might be an effective ad. These activists would be aware of the netroots and the energy it claims to be able to put behind a candidate to their liking. This ad will probably work for the convention, where the goal is to get Lamont on the primary ballot. It might work again in the primary to fire up a crowd of young activists who otherwise would not vote in a primary.

Posted by: jim linnane at May 19, 2006 3:44 AM

The real Kool-Aid is being drank (is that the right word?) by the Bush supporters.

Posted by: Steve at May 19, 2006 9:10 AM

Did you see Allah's remix of the ad?

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at May 19, 2006 9:36 AM

Thanks for the update Steve!

Posted by: Brendan at May 19, 2006 11:06 AM

Steve, the right word is drinken.

The real Kool-Aid is being drinken by the Bush supporters.

Posted by: dipnut at May 19, 2006 7:10 PM
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