Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Links (9/9/08): Advertising Call and Response

Here at UGA we've had a discussion group on this presidential campaign going for the better part of two years. Of late, some of the Obama partisans in the group have been calling for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party to strike back on the McCain campaign's emphasis on its maverick credentials. Well, we have officially moved into Rovian "attack your opponent's strengths" territory.

The McCain-Palin ticket is playing up their ability to shake up Washington:


And the Obama-Biden campaign is just calling it "more of the same:"


This is likely to be one of the major debates before the debates. Well, that and the continued discussion of who is the real agent of change. But the two are related, aren't they?


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5 comments:

Robert said...

Just make sure you only use lipstick when talking about pit bulls and not about pigs!

Josh Putnam said...

And here I thought the focus would be on "maverick" over these next couple of weeks. I missed the mark on that one. The two overlap, but I think defining Palin -- and maverick is part of that -- is looking like the hot issue in the campaign. And with the ABC interview on the horizon, she is likely to remain the focus for the foreseeable future.

Of course, in politics currently, foreseeable future could mean the next 20 minutes or so.

Robert said...

Obama seems to striking back now.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/10/happening-now-obama-says-enough-is-enough/


Thomas Friedman says that he needs to do something like this or he will fall like a rock

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/opinion/10friedman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin

and

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/10/lipstick-on-a-pig-attack-on-palin-or-common-line/

The Republicans are apparently keeping their hockey mom on a very short leash.

Josh Putnam said...

Here are those links from Rob:

One

Two

and

Josh Putnam said...

Three