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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:06 PM

The first Obama ad on the "47%" was good. This second one is simply outstanding.



Boom.

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Reply The first Obama ad on the "47%" was good. This second one is simply outstanding. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Sep 2012 OP
Mayberry Machiavelli Sep 2012 #1
WilliamPitt Sep 2012 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2012 #24
cpwm17 Sep 2012 #43
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2012 #47
Mayberry Machiavelli Sep 2012 #57
ejbr Sep 2012 #33
gademocrat7 Sep 2012 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #3
Liberalynn Sep 2012 #11
RockaFowler Sep 2012 #14
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #13
whathehell Sep 2012 #5
Hutzpa Sep 2012 #6
mnhtnbb Sep 2012 #7
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #8
daveMN Sep 2012 #9
calimary Sep 2012 #34
daveMN Sep 2012 #60
thesquanderer Sep 2012 #49
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Heather MC Sep 2012 #10
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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:10 PM

1. I wish these ads had Mitt's own words and voice. I think that's the most powerful part of the video.

I wish there were spots that had 20 seconds of just some of the worst parts of that video, with a very brief comment at the end.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:12 PM

4. The first one had that

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 05:34 PM

24. exactly ! Not everyone saw the actual tape !

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:26 PM

43. Here's the first Obama ad

It includes a brief excerpt with Mitt Romney talking:

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Response to cpwm17 (Reply #43)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:46 PM

47. Yep...definitely my favorite...Although I would have played the whole damaging clip excerpt.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:45 PM

57. Yeah, these ads seem to assume people have seen the tape.

I think seeing and hearing Mitt say "I'll never convince them to take responsibility or care for their lives" causes one's fists to involuntarily clench in a way nothing else can.

I think if portions of the tape like that, and "It's my job not to care for those people", were on ads and seen by "soft" Republicans or the rare undecided voter, it could easily flip some votes. I seriously doubt that the tape has been shown nearly as much on Fox News as on other networks, so it's very possibly for GOP voters to have been largely shielded from it except what the Fox pundits and Rush told them to think about it.

I hope that there can be some ads that prominently feature the tape itself rather than just referring to it.

I do agree that the messaging on these ads is very clear, succinct and well done, though.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 06:29 PM

33. From your post to his advisers ears...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:10 PM

2. K&R

Great ad.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

3. I love the line

Instead of attacking people who work for a living...

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:53 PM

11. agreed. What Mitt Romney does isn't really work, IMHO

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:57 PM

14. And Mitt already admitted he's unemployed

My husband was unemployed - how do we get an amount like that on unemployment??

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:56 PM

13. Nice dig at what America once called, "the idle rich" with contempt.

Now watch FOX "News" go off the rails drawing a comparison to the old Soviet Union and their glorification of the worker.

The whole "Hammer and Sickle" symbolized the urban factory worker and the rural farm worker.

Anticipate hearing them say, "worker's paradise" to pit their non-working 70+ retired listeners against EVERYBODY who is "expecting too much" and lots of fear of a workers revolt led by SEIU which to them is more of a danger than al Qaeda....

Cue theme music...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:14 PM

5. Agreed. This is excellent. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. This is the stinger

ziiiinnnnnng! Can you hear that sound effect.

Outstanding.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:16 PM

7. That is fabulous.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

8. the 1st ad worked in the offshore accounts too. I likle hammering away at that over and over.

it has a real effect.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 04:42 PM

9. Good ad

Last edited Wed Sep 26, 2012, 01:28 AM - Edit history (1)

But they should have included Romney's own voice saying,
"I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives"

That's probably the the most damaging thing in the video.

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Response to daveMN (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 06:34 PM

34. Welcome to DU, daveMN! It is a good ad!

And that wrongney quote is exquisite! "THOSE people."

Glad you're here - we need you. Don't get complacent!!!

Let's WIN this thing and send wrongney into political exile.




Now get to work.

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Response to calimary (Reply #34)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:22 AM

60. Thanks,

but as a 47 percent-er, I do not believe I am capable of getting to work.

All joking aside, I appreciate the warm welcome. And although things may be looking up, I won't really feel good about it until I hear the result on election night (hopefully that night, anyway...)

By the way, as it turns out, David Corn - the guy who broke the story - came to the same conclusion:

The Most Damning Line in the Secret Romney Video - Mother Jones

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Response to daveMN (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:05 PM

49. Agreed

The line you quoted is THE quote of the video, though it's not the one most commonly picked up on.

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Response to daveMN (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:44 PM

56. I agree

and point out he's talking about everybody who receives an entitlement and that includes everybody on SS and medicare.

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