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Reply #27: They can run positive ads but just can't say "Vote for John Edwards" [View All]

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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 03:31 AM
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27. They can run positive ads but just can't say "Vote for John Edwards"
And while 527's can do a lot, the fact that they can't coordinate with the campaign is crucial. Campaigns create their ads to re-enforce the message that they want to deliver to voters. While the 527's can figure out the campaign's message pretty easily, they can't figure out how the campaign wants that message delivered. So in reality what you're saying is pretty much correct. The 527's usually just go negative because digging up dirt and smearing the opponent with it doesn't always go hand in hand with the campaign's message.

Plus the Republicans will have their own 527's as well as the GOP candidate's unlimited spending. The slack can't be picked up any way you look at it.
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