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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Political ad watch: New Liberal ad, more Harper = Bush association
Two new ads from the Liberal attack ad vault (they're good, in the sense of being effective):
"Harpernomics and Bush"
"Harper and Foreign Policy"
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...like i said, Liberals will win this election if the Conservatives don't get rid of their high school boy's club of a PR firm.
Remember the Liberal aircraft carrier ad? Did a lot of damage to the Conservative vote.
Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-09-30 5:29:08 PM
This will either be EXTREMELY effective, of EXTREMELY ineffective. The next week will show which it is.
Posted by: Mike Brock | 2008-09-30 5:52:58 PM
Let the mud fly!
Myself, I don't see these ads as being very effective, at least not for relatively intelligent people.. They try to cast fear of an event that never happened several years ago. On the other hand the CPC can go to town on deeyawn, SHOULD go to town on deeyawn, about his lack of leadership on the environmental file as a cabinet minister- that is something that is a matter of public record and is undeniable. This could have the added benefit for the CPC of driving soft liberal support to the Greens.
This signals the start of the REAL election campaign. I say wait a few days, the CPC will poll the public reaction to these ads, and respond with a full broadside if need be. Perhaps next week, some time a little closer to election night, we'll see.
Posted by: Dave Tracey | 2008-09-30 6:42:09 PM
'relatively intelligent people'.
Unfortunately, we've either got a lot of dumb people or all the relatively intelligent ones stay home on voting day.
Posted by: tomax7 | 2008-09-30 7:41:39 PM
By all accounts, the U.S. "surge" in Iraq has been a success. If Canada had brought a number of other countries around to aid the U.S., the international allies might have had enough boots on the ground in Iraq in 2003 to have made a successful surge 5 years ago.
Posted by: Grant Brown | 2008-09-30 9:58:03 PM
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