A gun control group led by Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Thomas Menino is running a nationwide ad on the two-year anniversary of the Tuscon, Arizona rampage.
PolitiFact has picked its lie of the year: Mitt Romney’s ad implying Ohio jobs would be shipped overseas because Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.”
In the final weeks of the campaign, all the best–by which I mean, most vicious, least honest, most strident– advertisements get dropped on television screens. On YouTube, something similar has been happening.
Anyone doubting that the election will hinge on Latino turnout need only tune in to Spanish Language television these days.
A deceptive ad about the 2009 auto bailout from Mitt Romney is taking center stage in the final week before the election.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have new television spots up today designed to appeal to Spanish-speaking voters. But only one candidate endeavors to speak to those voters in their native language.
Politicians are supposed to campaign in poetry and govern in prose. But political advertising this cycle has been, for the most part, a bunch of PowerPoint presentations overlaid on file photo montages. Grainy shot, voice over, bucolic shot, newspaper quote, statistic, out. They are, for the most part, ugly, predictable and boring. (They …
You know the presidential campaign is getting serious when both candidates stop stabbing each other with sharpened Pinnochio noses long enough to speak directly to you, the voter. “If I could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table,” Obama says in a new direct-to-camera ad, “here’s what I’d say”:
Mitt Romney has a very tricky problem. He’s running against an incumbent President whose poll numbers have proved resilient in the face of a weak economic recovery. The last few weeks have produced a bit of Republican panic, so his campaign is out with a Bold New Strategy™: Senior Romney adviser Stuart Stevens tells Politico (the …
Here comes the flood. The Obama and Romney campaigns, and their allied super PACs, are on course to spend more than $1 billion on television advertising in 2012. But only about half that money has already been spent. In my new magazine story, now available online to subscribers, I look at the campaign ad wars filling this three-week …
That new Priorities USA ad which effectively blames Mitt Romney for a woman’s cancer death is a strange beast. It is at once the most dishonest and substantive ad of the summer.