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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:00 PM

Axelrod rubs Rove’s face in it

Axelrod rubs Rove’s face in it
By Greg Sargent

On a conference call with reporters just now, David Axelrod took a moment to gloat over the disastrous 2012 performance of Karl Rove's attack ad operation, joking that if he were one of the billionaires who had handed big checks to Rove, “I’d be asking for a refund.”

But Axelrod went on to say a bit more that raises a serious point. What if the failure of all that Super PAC cash to swing the election will ultimately undermine these organizations, by leading to skepticism among donors that all that advertising actually works — and a reluctance to give in the future?

“What was the impact of this unprecedented deluge of media?” Axelrod asked. “How much influence did this actually have?”

“The heartening news is that you can’t buy the White House; you can’t overwhelm the Congress with these Super PAC dollars,” Axelrod continued. “I would think there will be reluctance in the future, when Mr. Rove and others come knocking on the door, because of what happened on Tuesday.”

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:04 PM

1. Sweet

Great job Mr. Axelrod!!!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

2. Rove is a Predator of Mankind, pure and simple! nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:22 PM

4. Could a campaign be constructed by a PAC

to spend and spend supporting a candidate with the intent to defeat that candidate? It seems like the PAC supports the candidate but in reality it doesn't.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:38 PM

5. but people will forget.

There must be an amendment that cleans up the citizens united debacle. Given time people will forget about the money spent.
When you think about it the repubs are being propped up by the tycoons cash.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:47 PM

6. Willard probably walked away

75 million of the Repuks money. Rove will probably walk with 80 to 100 million. Let the feeding frenzy begin.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:04 PM

7. the super-wealthy will always believe

they can buy anything and everything. They will go for it next time but blame it on Rove this time.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

8. My theory is the same as with any other ads

At some point, a saturation point is reached, and then a tune-out point is reached.

When I'm in the States, and I see an ad for ANYTHING come on too often during the course of a movie or an evening on the same channel, at some point I get sick and tired of seeing it. Beyond that, if it still comes on, I get so annoyed that I make a mental note to NOT ever buy that product or use that service, especially if the ad is irritating.

I'm sure most of the Republican ads were already a little insulting to the intelligence of many viewers, even if they agreed with the ads at the start. But when people start to scream "enough already" at their TV screens, then the ad has outlived its usefulness and begun to have the opposite effect of what was intended. Only the TV station gets rich (along with Rove, if he got a percentage of the purchase price kicked back to him as a fee).

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