Omaha Mayoral candidate Jim Suttle has a new TV spot up responding to Hal Daub’s recent ad, entitled, “Same“.
The TV buy for this spot is:
April 22 – 27, Broadcast: $19,585 (380 GRPs)
April 21 – May 3, Cable: $7,500 (160 GRPs)
OK, let’s get a few things out of the way.
What’s with the wacky country-fied music? Kind of a Benny Hill meets Conway Twitty sort of ditty. They used the same thing in Suttle intro ads, and all we can figure is whoever is producing this stuff figures Omahan’s like that crap. Mindboggling.
Do we really have to have the image of Suttle’s back-side jammed into hiked-up dungarees burned into our retinas?
So, as far as the content of the ad goes, you can see the Suttle theme of “Same Old Hal Daub” (which they stole from the pre-primary Vokal camp). Expect to hear that line about a thousand more times before Election Day.
As far as the claims that Daub supported the “same” taxes as Suttle — that’s technically false. Daub and Suttle never served at the same time, and any proposed tax increases would need be viewed at the time.
But then, Suttle doesn’t mention Daub’s point about Suttle’s support of Property Tax increases.
And then there’s the point about the Police. Daub’s ad said that Suttle voted against Police funding three times. Further, Suttle said at a recent debate that, “more jobs, not officers, are needed to prevent crime.”
So then we see Suttle pounding in his sign that says, “more police fighting gangs.”
Well, that proposal should be easy enough to nail down from Suttle’s website info page.
Huh. Nowhere to be found. Imagine that.
Suttle finishes it up with “Hal Daub: Why would we ever go back?”
Hmm. Forward thinking. A growing city. Lower property taxes. A wise use of tax dollars. Non-stop work ethic. Constant new ideas.
Though spend about thirty seconds with Hal Daub and see if he isn’t always about the future.