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    American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?



    Please do not argue whether or not you like the ad or whether or not it portrays Obama in a good light.

    My question is, "Do you think this ad will get college students who voted for him before to reconsider their opinion?"

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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    I picked other for 3 reasons.

    1. This ad would only be effective with the politically ignorant.Because if you are politically ignorant you barely pay any attention to politicians and your knowledge of political candidates is based on what a handful of news articles and maybe a few tv shows has told you.

    2.No ad on the planet will have an effect on die hard party-tards. Because as far as they are concerned their party is so important to them that they won't give a rats ass how lousy their candidate is or how ideology opposite their party's candidate is.To them getting the opposing party's guy out is the most important thing to them and they won't care if the guy they are voting for is ideologically similar to the guy they are trying to get kicked out.


    3.No ad on the planet will sway those who are very knowledgeable when it comes to politics. They are already informed when it comes to politicians, they researched their candidates and they pay attention to what their elected officials do.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    Voted other.

    - for the same reasons jr listed.
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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    I think it's somewhat effective because, if most people reflect on where they are as compared to four years ago, they are still unsure of their future. Jobs are still being lost. Families are still treading water. People are still walking on egg shells.

    Happy times are not here again...
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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    My personal impression of the vid is it comes off like a father telling his daughter why she shouldn't have gone out with that boy.

    You look at how the women are staring off into the distance at the end, and the "heave-ho" breath gives that appearance of stubborn regret.

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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    Anything involving that complete waste of humanity known as Karl Rove is not effective.
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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    Idiots will eat that crap up.

    Thinly veiled racism and all...

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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Idiots will eat that crap up.

    Thinly veiled racism and all...
    Can you explain?

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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    I voted "other." I liked the production values and the sparkly stuff. I think that some voters do pick up their cues from sound-byte ideas, and for those folks, here ya go. I laughed (guiltily) the first time I saw this.

    Americans traditionally don't like negative ads, and I think there are going to be plenty. I'm already hearing one in my district that's just awful. Might as well just appreciate the production values. If you're a sensible person, the sound-byte message isn't going to matter, and if the attack is particularly scurrilous, then you're going to be swayed toward the other candidate anyway.

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    Re: American Crossroads Obama Ad - Effective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Can you explain?
    For a certain flavor of left winger who lack the necessary degree of willingness to deal with the world as it is, and prefer to deal with the world as they would like it to be, "It's conservative" = "It's racist". Ergo, this ad is racist because it criticizes the President, who happens to be half-black.






    As for the Ad itself, I think it will be effective. Not quite as effective as Rick Perry's "Are You Better Off Than You Were $5 Trillion Ago?" line, but effective. The "celebrity" ads that McCain ran in 2008 forced Obama to change his style of campaign stops to de-emphasize the worship factor.



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