The media has covered the attacks on Jean Stothert over the past 24 hours, but while you have been shown the “stripper” t-shirt displayed by Omaha City Councilman Chris Jerram (some with links to Leavenworth Street and, ahem, some not) we don’t believe anyone has given a full account of the Tweets that were put up against Stothert.
We are (mostly) all adults here, and you should know what is actually going on in these attacks against Jean Stothert.
These are from the Twitter account “@OmahaCtyCouncil” – a parody account on Twitter. The Tweets have since been taken down by the Tweeter.
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Have you seen something this disgusting in a political race before? We haven’t.
You want to talk about the “war on women”? You can pretend this is a “parody” or whatever else, but who thinks this is funny?
We will tell you straight up: This is all part of the “if it is against a Republican, it is O.K.” mentality.
And frankly, to dismiss this as “sophomoric” is a little light.
Two new ads up on the Omaha Mayor’s race front (sorry to all those outside the River City limits).
First a new spot from Mayor Jim Suttle.
See it here:
A few things:
1) Obviously the production values are through the roof. This isn’t exactly LucasArts CGI, but some animation like this ain’t cheap.
2) This is a pretty solid ad — segueing the recover from the flood with the status of the city. It is a good idea and theme and it was well developed and delivered.
The “If” is whether or not you believe the person delivering the message.
Is Jim Suttle a credible messenger these days? There are a pretty solid percentage of people that will tell you he is full of it, and who will be skeptical if Jim Suttle tells them the sun is coming up the next day. There is a decent argument that this spot would have been better delivered as a voice-over, simply featuring Suttle. And then it gets to the real state of the city as well.
The next spot is Omaha Mayor candidate Dan Welch’s newest ad — though not currently running.
We only have the audio, recorded through a megaphone onto that spool thing that Thomas Alva Edison used when he first told Watson to “get over here, post haste!”.
So we put up on our own YouTube page with an image from another Welch ad.
See it here:
You can hear that Welch has gone after Suttle, Dave “Nabs” Nabity and Stothert (what, no anti-love for Ashford?).
However, we have been informed that this spot only ran three or four times, and has now been taken out of the ad rotation.
In any case, while we doubt you will hear or see anything like the attacks against Jean Stothert above, you will STILL see some serious hardball over the next few weeks.
The abortion issue won’t die and much more “comparison” will be used.
Everything we have heard to date indicates the race between the non-Democrats will be tight.
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