Tag Archives: First Read

Political Dustups Over . . . Dust?

Apparently farm dust is the new toxic waste in political campaigns. Via the Huffington Post: Ad By Crossroads, Karl Rove’s Outfit, Yanked Off Air For Being False WASHINGTON — An ad by Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS was yanked from rotation … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Cain & Airable Edition)

Hormone – sorry, Herman – Cain has launched his first ad campaign, and it’s, well, eminently forgettable. Via MSNBC’s First Read: DES MOINES, Iowa — Herman Cain released his first television ad of the presidential cycle today, not surprisingly, in the first-in-the-nation … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Super PAC Smackdown Edition)

Super PACs are the kibitzers of political campaigns. They circle behind the players and throw their two (million) cents in, but never have to worry about losing the game. Enter Crossroads GPS and Priorities USA, which are running new TV … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Rick Perry Real TV Spot Edition)

After scaling a series of misleading videos out onto the Internet (like the drive-by Misleading, which neatly lives up to its name), Rick Perry has launched an actual paid ad campaign on TV.   Transcript of the ad (which is getting … Continue reading

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Free the David Bernstein One!

MSNBC’s political digest First Read featured this item on Thursday: *** Romney 2.0 (or is it 3.0?): The Boston Phoenix has a great read how Romney is positioning himself for a possible 2012 bid, in advance of his appearance at CPAC (next … Continue reading

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