Tuesday, October 12, 2010

“Chris Coons the Taxman”

As long as we’re looking at political ads today, take a look at the latest from the Christine O’Donnell campaign:

If you don’t like taxes, I presume that you’ll like this ad. And if you think there are things that the government should be doing (if only paying down the public debt) that it’s not doing for the lack of public funds, I presume you won’t. For my part, I think it’s a pretty good ad from a very bad candidate

But here’s my question: does the ad’s effect on you change according to the identity of the people who funded it? If not, why would its having been funded by some people rather than others undermine our democracy?


Anonymous said...

It is less who funds an ad than how many ads one side can fund that matters.

Ron Replogle said...

OK. Here's another experiment: watch the add four times and see if, minus the boredom, the 3rd and 4th viewing have any different effect on you than the 1st or the 2nd.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 11:19 has an excellent point. But then so does Ron, since it costs twice as much to run the ad twice. (no volume discounts with political ads)

I think it is a very good ad. Though they should be playing Stevie Ray Vaughn in the background.