Governor candidate Jon Bruning has a new ad up, this one about immigration.
See it here:
Bruning has been bombarding the airwaves with new spots lately. As we noted, they are all basically chopped up from his re-intro video.
We suppose they may just rotate these around, so you never know what you’re going to get when you see Bruning’s mug on the TV. We would be interested to hear any theories on this strategy, as opposed to playing the same spot over and over.
U.S. Senator Mike Johanns told KWBE radio that he will not be endorsing any of the candidates in the GOP primary to fill his retiring seat (er…the seat he is retired of. We mean, the seat from which he is tired. You know what we mean…).
Johanns position of non-endorsementish could be in contrast to that of Governor Dave Heineman who committed the other day to maybe endorse one of the Republican candidates for the McMansion.
And one day after this non-announcement announcement, Heineman set out on a press-junket with candidate and Attorney General Jon Bruning to discuss…eggs.
Probably not the ringing endorsement Bruning was hoping for, but we would note that Heineman would not run on out to discuss eggs, bacon OR toast with, say, Mike Foley.
So there’s that.
Big Ed Schultz of MSNBC went to the We Hate the Pipeline Cabin to tell them how much he now hates the Keystone XL Pipeline, even though he used to like it.
And then we saw his little Tweet from the show.
MY those are a lot of extension cords!
Gee, the windmills and solar panels that support ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the power in the Bold Shack must have really been working overtime to power all of those lights, cameras, audio boards and what not.
We sure hope no dinosaurs had to die in order to air Big Ed’s show…
Attorney General candidate Mike Hilgers has another webby YouTube piece.
See it here:
We like these, but, would suggest that they either be exactly 30 seconds or 60 seconds so as to emulate a real ad. Either that or run ’em a couple minutes.
If they’re going to be like ads — even though they don’t make it to the telly — they should at least be the same length. The viewer has certain expectations. (And if a sudden bag of money ends up on the campaign’s porch, they’ll already have a spot in the can!)
We were alerted last evening to this interview between Glenn Beck and Freedomworks President Matt Kibbe, discussing national endorsements in the Nebraska Senate race.
See, and listen, here (it’s a minute long):
Note that Freedomworks is the somewhat major Tea Partyish group originally funded by the Koch Brothers, which has endorsed Shane Osborn. It is significant, as the one major endorsement from a hard-core conservative national group that Ben Sasse did not get
Kibbe notes that Sasse recently received the endorsement of Senator Mike Lee, even though they, FW, had gone with Osborn. He then essentially notes that if either Sasse or Osborn won, conservatives couldn’t go wrong.
The Sasse folks would like to focus on this comment, as Freedomworks has taken shots at Sasse over his previous statements on ObamaCare. Now Kibbe seems to say he would be OK with Sasse. He does however sum up chuckling, “Mike’s wrong and I’m right, let’s be clear about that.”
(Let the comment volley begin!)
And finally, we found this new ad from Pete Ricketts on the Twitter (as opposed to, ahem, in our In-box…).
See it here:
Well, we will say this. That’s an innovative idea. “Bald Conservative.”
(And hey, is that the announcer from the old “Elliot Ruuuuuustad” spots?)
Of course with his “I’m not a career politician” message, he could also be seen as knocking…Dave Heineman and Mike Johanns. Then again, maybe voters don’t really think of them when he makes a statement like that.
In any case, this spot will be known as the “Pete’s bald” ad (much like the 2006 ad focused on Pete’s red hat).
We will be interested to see if that obscures the rest of the message.