Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Helping Hillary

Everyone's talking about how much trouble Hillary's in. Since I want an open convention, here's my suggestion for some ads in Texas and Ohio.

Play on the people's sense of importance. Say in the ads "They're telling you it's over. It's not over. It's up to you." The general theme should be that all the pundits say it's done because they're taking the states of Texas and Ohio for granted--they'll fall in line just like all the other voters have lately, they won't dare to make a difference. But you're not like other voters, are you? You're smart and can make up your own minds, and you know that Hillary's the one--or do you want the party insiders to have decided things for you already?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part of the problem is that the press is essentially lying when it says that so-and-so "won" the Democratic Primary in any given state.

Thus Hillary "won" California, because that she got slightly more votes and slightly more delegates than Obama.

Why not combine all states beginning with "P" and announce which candidate "won" the majority of votes in those states? That would be just as useless a fact as who had the majority in a state. Or, why not say who won Southern California and who won Northern California?

If it isn't winner-take-all, or even winner-take-most, then there isn't any such thing as a "winner". If Obama wins minutely more votes than Hillary in each state from now on, it will look like an Obama sweep, since the press will keep saying he has "won" the states in question.

10:05 PM, February 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems with a few words here and there Obama could run the same ad since Hillary was until recently the choice of most of the insiders (and is still the choice of many)- When the ad mavens get involved we'll get a Lake Wobegon situation (where all the children are above average) except that everyone will be the underdog running behind.

That being said, I agree that in this election confounding the punditocracy, is as big a draw as issues or personality (Iowa reacted against the Hillary inevitability and NH reacted to the seeming Obama coronation)

5:28 AM, February 12, 2008  

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