Jon Bruning has a new ad up. See it here.
For you lazyboneses to busy to watch, here is the text:
“In Washington, politicians use accounting gimmicks to hide the real cost of government.
“When I became Attorney General, I put an end to those kinds of accounting tricks here.
“In the past, outside law firms did much of the AG’s work, hiding the cost from taxpayers.
“Not on my watch.
“I also formed a Medicaid fraud unit to target waste and abuse.
“We’ve already recovered $45 million dollars for taxpayers, and we’re not done yet.
“I’m Jon Bruning.
“I approve this message and I’m running for Senate to put an end to Washington’s gimmicks.”
This spot is in response to the Stenberg/Club For Growth attack on Bruning about the AG’s budget. Pretty straightforward.
We always like the spots where the candidate talks directly to the camera (though we aren’t crazy about the walking and talking at the same time). We think it gives the candidate a much better connection to the voter.
Pretty much all the candidates have been doing it up to now — though it could get more difficult to pull that off as the contentions get more heated.
On that note, you hopefully saw Bob Kerrey’s new spot (below). Does anyone remember Kerrey repeatedly and repeatedly talking about his military days in any of his previous elections? Here is a guy that is 68 years old and has a record of 16 years in office. Yet all we are hearing from his campaign is about his time in the Navy in his 20’s?
We will say it again: Bob Kerrey as a SEAL leader. Swell. Bob Kerrey voting for ObamaCare, Cap & Trade, Partial Birth Abortion and higher taxes? Not so much.
Oh, and we always chuckle heartily at Kerrey’s repetition now that he will support Democrats AND Republicans. Yeah Bob? Is that right?
Who would your first vote be for, for Senate Majority Leader? Republican Mitch McConnell or Democrat Harry Reid? Who did you get “promises” from (allegedly) to run for Senate? McConnell or Reid? And who has been at all of your DC fundraisers? Republican Senators or a pack of your fellow Democrats?
If elected, Bob Kerrey would vote for Democrat bills, and the occasional Democrat bill that Republicans caved to. But if Nebraskans are looking for someone to vote for Republican ideas, there is a much easier way to assure that.
Did you know that President Barack Obama came up with the ideas for both Google and Facebook? Yeah.
Well, maybe not the ideas for them, but he’s in the government. And the government was there for that internet, you know? And Google and Facebook are on the internets, so it’s pretty much like government (which Barack Obama is the head of) created Google and Facebook.
So… Barack Obama will be joining the Winklevoss twins to get his fair share out of Facebook. (We are guessing.)
You see folks, nothing happens without government. NOTHING. Got it?
(Oh, and be sure to sign the check today.)
As noted somewhere on the internets, if there is a better/funnier pic that this of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, we’ll eat several sombreros.
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