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November 04, 2008

Very Odd Red State Ad Buy This AM - [Cuffy Meigs]

Yours truly lives in the deepest of deep red states, so you could imagine my surprise when I saw this ad playing during the first commercial break of NBC's Today Show:

As it was interspersed among local yokel campaign ads for judges and sheriffs, it was surely a local market buy. And it was the first time I'd ever seen that ad on real TV, not YouTube.

Alabama is kinda sorta a conservative bastion --- really, believe it --- and not considered a battleground state. So why would the GOP Trust PAC waste money running it here of all places ... on Election Day morning?

The obvious answer from the MSM is, well, obvious: Stir up the racist peckerwoods! Get 'em in a beserker, lynchin', truck-draggin', cousin-pokin' votin' frenzy!

Actually it's not that exciting. This Congressional district is up for grabs with a Blue Dog Democrat retiring after 16 years in the seat. Before him, one Republican since Reconstruction (ummm, during Reconstruction), nothing but Dems since.

So the GOP Trust is placing a big bet on Rev. Wright causing some serious down-ticket collateral damage.

Is this interesting ad buy happening in other non-battleground red states today?

(more boring crap about my pissant Congressional race at Perfunction)

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posted by xgenghisx at 10:44 AM

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