October 13, 2010

"As election day approaches, Wisconsin is beginning to wonder what life would be like under its two choices for governor: Democrat Tom Barrett and Republican Scott Walker."

"A set of ads offers a clue."

In Barrett’s Wisconsin, there's sunshine and acoustic guitar softly strumming. In Walker's Wisconsin, there crackling fire, sirens, and annoying buzzers.

17 comments:

edutcher said...

Walker's ad is a little awkward, but maybe even WI is ready to leave those hippie days behind.

Irene said...

"Auntie Em, please take me back to the Wisconsin with the green field and gentle guitar music!"

Just remember who the guy behind the curtain is.

1jpb said...

That second one is unwatchable.

At least I where to find some (relative) relief.

1jpb said...

"Just remember who the guy behind the curtain is."

Presumably you WI folks have more background than a left coaster who only knows him from the ad that Althouse posted a while back. IMHO, that ad made him seem like a guy who did the right thing by putting himself at risk. Sure, he's milking it, but so what? All politicians are so-called milkers of one sort of another. [Hopefully, I"m not re-openning the Simpson tit/teet conversation.]

TerriW said...

Alas, if only John Belushi could come down the stairs and smash that acoustic guitar against the wall.

Irene said...

" Sure, he's milking it, but so what? All politicians are so-called milkers of one sort of another."

Dairy state.

traditionalguy said...

I liked the Barrett ad, but the poor guy has a D after his name. This year that means "destroyed". Enjoy the Walker Administration.

America's Politico said...

The WI Senate race is over. Sen. Feingold will win as expected. NYT believes it is the right thing for WI. The White House also supports that.

Final prediction: 54 seats for Democrats in Senate and 224 seats for Democrats in House.

I would hate to be a GOP pollster or consultant. I see profound sadness in them.

Nov. 3 will be a great day, just like the day after the 2008 victory.

Next up: A total GOP defeat in Nov. 2012.

N.B.: A close friend who does work for GOP clients (as I do for Democrats) told me that GOP has no candidate viable to run against the President. You see, even the consultants know that. Voters already know this. The victory for 2012 is already being spoken in past tense. Can you feel it?

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AST said...

Sheesh! What a way to decide whom to vote for.

Which one's for the high speed rail boondoggle?

I think Barrett's been doomed by the Obamaconomy, fair or not.

Bob_R said...

So...Barrett runs a negative ad about his Waltker running negative ads...and Walker runs a negative ad about Barrett's negative ad about Walker's negative ads...Who says the candidates never talk about the real issues.

Bob_R said...

I should not be typing at this time.

Jim said...

AP has gone from spinning into self-parody. On the day that even Nate Silver says Feingold is toast, he boldly predicts that Feingold is a winner. Yes, the same Nate Silver that boldly hangs on to every poll result favorable to Democrat no matter how badly the sample is skewed beyond the reach of reality, but immediately jumps on eliminating any possible "Republican House Effect."

Yeah, that supposed "statistical genius" whose main job is evidently to cheerlead for Democrats as long as humanly possible says Feingold is a goner.

Perhaps AP is so bad at this "spinning" thing because he's not a paid shill. He's just off his meds.

Even a paid shill would know better than to embarrass himself this way. The only explanation is a delusional disorder.

Big Mike said...

Professor, just vote for the Republican. I've lived in one-party (Democrat-ruled) states, and I live now in a genuine two-party state. One party states abuse their citizens, because there is no check on the politicians' power. So turn your state into a two-party state.

Calypso Facto said...

I'd suspect life under Walker will be a little uncomfortable for those at UW Madison who authorized, supported, attended, and defended a political rally for his opponent on campus...

E.M. Davis said...

Who is cherry-picking the ads?

I would assume that each campaign has aired more than one?

Roux said...

@Americas Politico.... Hey can I have some of those drugs you're using?