In Nebraska’s 2nd District House race, a new ad up for Lee Terry this Friday morning. See it here:
Well you can say one thing: These two oldsters with the java are clearly NOT actors. That’s probably a good thing in any case. This ad was quickly put up to counter John Ewing’s attack against Terry on Medicare (below). Kudos to their camp for the quick response – a definite art in modern campaigning.
We see this as a pretty strong blunt to Ewing’s accusations, and in any case, we have learned that Ewing’s buy on his spot is anemic (and thus the OWH’s plea on behalf of Ewing below). Expect to see Terry’s spot running for awhile.
And finally as noted above,Democrat challenger John Ewing put up an ad this week. See it here:
An interesting bio spot mixed with an attack on Terry. Of course Ewing’s record with the police, including his run in with the police in Colorado, could be fodder for more discussion. Not to mention Ewing’s police pension that seems to go on and on and on. But that may be a discussion for another day.
Again though, in a purely political discussion, if this spot is not running, we question how it can have much of an effect.
Which brings us to the local newspaper.
We often get asked why we took up blogging, or how we come up with ideas to write about.
And another writer recently noted that when something riles you up, it makes it all that much easier for you to start typing.
Case in point. Get a load of this headline by the mighty Omaha World Herald:
If ever there was a question of what a back water, unprofessional and probably unethical newspaper the OWH has become, here is Exhibit A.
Really? A political candidate is “appealing for funds”? That’s your “news”, is it? Well then we hope you put a link to his campaign fundraising website or left a phone number so the donaters may have an easier time finding said candidate.
Why not just, “The Omaha World Herald wants you to give money to this political candidate because we are hacks and can’t distinguish news from opinion.” Wouldn’t that be quicker?
Editorials are one thing. Even the “fact checking”, opinion based “news” stories are another. This garbage is relegated to the Daily Kos. We have seen Democrat blogs with less bias.
You, OWH Are A Joke.
That clear enough?
And then there was the VP debate last night.
We doubt it changed the positions of stalwarts on either side. Joe Biden came off as a jerk to us, but that is just what hard-core Dems were hoping for.
Ryan came off as knowledgeable and polite and carried his candidate’s water.
Interesting that the majority of undecideds we saw last night also thought Biden was a Vice Presidential ass.
But, again, our mind wasn’t changed anyway.
Comments? Go at it.