Bacon or bacon?

Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate retired General Don Bacon has a new ad out.
See it here:

This ad is currently in rotation from Bacon’s previous buy.

It’s a whimsical ad, that mainly looks to up Bacon’s name ID.

I like it…but I’m not crazy about the ending. He asks the guy, in theory, if he likes “(Don) Bacon”, and the guy who is shopping for bacon responds that EVERYBODY loves…(small “b”) bacon. But that isn’t really the answer he was looking for.

Better would have been Don referencing bacon (the meat), and the person responding about how much they like Bacon (the person).

But I do like that they changed the ending tag to add the office (as opposed to just the one star):

Bacon tag

Name and office. Name and office. Name and office. (Just like on the ballot.)

In any case, this will likely kick up Bacon’s name ID, which is the goal. Oh, that and the tidal wave of ads about the GOP primary by Brad Ashford and his DC cronies.


The Heidi Game

The final rounds of the Presidential campaign have made their way to Nebraska.

Team Ted Cruz will be in Omaha, Fremont and Norfolk today. Here are the details for Heidi (Mrs. Ted) Cruz’s visit:

Omaha Meet & Greet with Heidi Cruz and State Sen. John Murante
TIME: 12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
VENUE: Big Fred’s Pizza Garden
ADDRESS: 1101 South 119th St, Omaha, NE 68144
Fremont Meet & Greet with Heidi Cruz
TIME: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
VENUE: J’s Steakhouse
ADDRESS: 406 North Main St, Fremont, NE 68025
Norfolk Meet & Greet with Heidi Cruz
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
VENUE: Black Cow Fat Pig
ADDRESS: 702 W Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701

Mrs. Cruz we suggest getting the Goodie Roonie, a corner piece of the hamburger pizza, and of course the onion rings.

No word, yet, about visits next week by Ted, John Kasich, or possibly The Donald.

All of the national folks have been saying that Nebraska will go Cruz, but there has yet to be any poll giving any solid numbers.

Now with the coordinated effort of Kasich pulling out of Indiana, and Cruz pulling out of Oregon and New Mexico, it isn’t clear if therefore they all will  be competing in Nebraska.

And of course, once the votes are cast, the net big question will be who will be elected delegates that weekend to go to the convention in Cleveland — and who those delegates would support on the 3rd ballot.

That has the potential to be as big of a deal as the vote on Tuesday.


Flutie Era Grad

Since this will go up before the correction, just a very important note in Robynn Tysver’s story on Chip Maxwell in the OWH:

Maxwell went to Boston College, not Boston University.



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  1. Gary and Ace says:

    We like Don. The guy looks good cruising the meat aisle. We are waiting for the Maxwell supermarket commercial. “Find Chip in the Dip Aisle”

  2. Bluejay says:

    Has there every been a local election with lower public interest?

    If there was no contested GOP presidential race, the low interest by the public would guarantee that the NRD bonding authority would pass. Probably doomed now with casual GOP voters out for Trump.

  3. Ben Dover says:

    The selling point in Bacon’s ad is the term POLITICAL OUTSIDER.

    Political outsiders have given the donkey and the elephant super sized colonoscopies in the Presidential race. Especially the elephant.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cruz and Kasich collude with the RNC’s blessing. Neither can beat Trump so their one hope is to stab GOP voters in the heart.

    I don’t recognize my GOP. Mia culpa. Years of selective myopia. Now faced with a GOP that hates GOP voters, I see rather clearly what I began to see in DC and elsewhere, i.e. that rotten people aren’t better because they climb higher up. The irrationality crookedness inherent in a person doesn’t change as they gain university degrees or political experience. It just doesn’t. That stays inside them. And Trump brings it out. Whether that triggering brashness is his natural demeanor or a brilliant strategy, he didn’t invent the Vindictive Protectiveness/PC that expresses itself in 2013 law that raises Civil Rights crime beyond objective hate speech to now include criminalizing subjective hurt feelings, even in academia. As rational bastion that is academia falls to PC, we know politics and its reliance on voter emotions hasn’t a chance.

    Cruz, Kasich, Priebus, Romney, Ricketts, etc., are obviously cancerous. The DNC is no better. Parties should be pushing principles and candidates focused on winning not on assassinating the voters’ preferences. But you cannot cure cancers. You cut them out and the body politic heals without them.

    • The Grundle King says:

      “Now faced with a GOP that hates GOP voters,”

      No…just Trump voters. As well they should, as Trump voters are the single best hope of another Democrat president.

  5. Outrage says:

    Where was all the outrage in 2012 when Ron Paul was organizing to take delegates at state conventions despite not garnering a plurality of votes in those states? Majority rule of delegates at convention has been the norm for decades and every candidate knows it going from the onset. If the world’s “greatest deal maker” falls a few short of 1,237 and can’t negotiate his way to a majority, he doesn’t deserve the nomination let alone the Presidency.

  6. Anonymous says:

    2:06. Your reasoning is completely backwards.

    Trump is pulling the plurality of votes and being denied such as delegates. Whereas Ron Paul, per your words, wasn’t garnering a plurality of votes and yet Paul organized to “take delegates at state conventions”. That is exactly what Cruz and Kasich are colluding to do right now. Ted did similar thievery in Iowa caucuses to screw Carson at the beginning. — The “outrage” is still here. It is for Cruz and Kasich and a GOP that is acting like King George III’s emissaries.

    Yes, Trump must make his own case, to voters. And he is making it that case against his own Red Coat Republicans firing ball shot at his back. Sure Trump may fail. But he has led this race since September and he still he leads it. And there is NO WAY Cruz or Kasich can win nomination without directly screwing GOP voters…. directly.

    Your Hitleresque crap about who “deserves” to be President, while you argue against voters, makes your more like the bad guys we fight in world wars. Shame on you.

  7. Lil Mac says:

    Q: How is Ted Cruz a “principled outsider” when he openly colludes with Moderate/Leftist Kasich who is the Establishment insiders’ candidate?

    This is no surprise to Trump voters who are used to everyone hitting Trump. It is however a nice surprise for Kasich’s leftwing GOP voters and it delights GOP party bosses. But what about Cruz voters? They backed Ted against the establishment because they saw him fight against people like Kasich. Now Ted joins Kasich and the establishment.

    This is the biggest chunk of lip cheese Ted ever ate. How can he not choke on it?

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