Wednesday, August 23, 2006

MoveOn Running Ads Against Bass

In yet another suggestion that national progressive and/or Democratic organizations see this as a promising race and that Paul Hodes is on the right track, MoveOn is running tv ads against Charlie Bass, focusing on Iraq appropriations. The Boston Globe website is covering this, and you can see the ad at MoveOn's site (link to ad in upper right corner). MoveOn also has a PDF file of the text of the ad, with factual basis given for each claim made.

The ad shows a dump truck dumping bags of money in the desert, with a voiceover saying
What happened to the 300 billion dollars we sent to Iraq?

Halliburton got 18 billion.

9 billion is just plain missing.

And our Congressman Charlie Bass has been caught Red Handed voting for all of it. [here showing black and white image of Charlie with a red hand]

That's money we need for jobs and healthcare here in New Hampshire.

Now Charlie Bass is ready to dump billions more in Iraq.

Charlie Bass: Another Republican caught redhanded.
I'm curious to know where and how often the ad will be showing, so if you see them, let me know. (In the mean time, I guess that's an excuse to watch more tv for a while.)


Blogger Keener said...

OK, I'm going to say right now that a 15 second ad in NH that ties

1) the Neocon war


2) fiscal irresponsbility

is pretty much a TKO in NH for Charlie. If they keep running this I might have to stop Tivo-ing over commercials.

2:32 PM  
Blogger DavidNYC said...

MoveOn did some pretty fine-grained polling regarding its last round of such ads. Turns out they were a net positive. I am going to blog about it soon, but basically, despite the carping that the ads were "heavy-handed," they worked.

And no matter what, they are going to freak Bass out and make him feel like he has to respond. And I don't know if Bass has the resources to respond to Hodes + MoveOn, because I doubt the NRSC can spare any change right about now.

7:02 PM  

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