Arms Race

As AP at Hot Air notes, Pam Gorman – who’s running for Congress in Arizona CD3, but first faces six other conservative Republicans in the primary – has upped the ante on “memorable” ads.

AP takes a whack at summing it all up:

The real question isn’t so much “is this what political advertising is about today?”

No.  It’s “what will an opponent have to come up with that’ll make a bigger impression than a 1928 Thompson?”

Suggestions solicited.

17 thoughts on “Arms Race

  1. On the bright side, we might have the entertainment of John F’ing Kerry trying to fire Ma Deuce from the hip now. :^)

    But seriously, if there are no less than six conservative candidates, somebody needs to “man up” and sit down to select the most electable. Six is asking for a defeat come November.

  2. Her stands on the issues http://www.gorman2010.com/content/index.cfm/e/issues/title/Issues/

    Her statement on the ad and the reaction to it.
    http://www.gorman2010.com/content/index.cfm/e/blog/title/The-Fun-Little-Gun-Video-that-has-the-Left-all-Stirred-Up-06-29-10/

    It all started with a fun day out shooting with my son and some friends and a camera. Some other friends volunteered to make a video out of the footage from that day. Who would have known that this little volunteer project would have been what triggered the Left to take notice and really hate me with such vigor?!

    There is so much they could have already hated me for that they overlooked. I’m almost offended! For instance, they completely missed my long record of leadership on key conservative issues. They ignored my leadership position as a conservative with multi-state policy groups, passing conservative model legislation for all 50 states. They overlooked my ultra-conservative voting record and “scores” from various watch dog groups. They missed the government efficiency reform bills I’ve authored, the pro-life bill I passed (though vetoed by Napolitano), the tax reduction bills I’ve sponsored, the spending cuts I’ve supported, the pro-gun legislation I’ve sponsored, the various anti-illegal immigration bills I’ve supported… they even somehow missed that I was a sponsor of SB 1070!!! All of this good stuff that should have been making their heads catch on fire long ago and yet they were completely unaware. So disappointing.

  3. I do wish her little web ad didn’t resemble an Al Qaeda training video so much, but whatever. Fits right in with Sharron Angle’s fatwa on Harry Reid…I’m sensing a pattern here, no? Anyway if it takes an glassy-eyed piece of ass with a gun to get you guys to the voting booth then so be it.

  4. I’m sensing a pattern here, no?

    Yes – you equate all dissent with terrorism.

    an glassy-eyed piece of ass

    Behold – every Democratic’s view of all women who aren’t barefoot, aborted, and working in the Kelliher call center.

  5. Mitch, just make sure you respect her. She’s a carry permit holder, too. Good luck!

    (but do you really need to become stepdad to another teenager?)

  6. Because everyone quite sensibly thinks anything Tim says is too moronic to warrant a response.

    Choosing not to respond to corrosive stupidity doesn’t not imply acquiescence.

    But since it matters to you, I notice you have failed to disagree with him…

    Hmmm.

  7. But you did respond to him.

    He probably shouldn’t call her a “piece of ass.” You probably shouldn’t see her as little more than dating material. Why is it that the comments here involving female candidates usually include comments on their physical appearance? Seems irrelevant to a political discussion.

  8. But you did respond to him.

    So what? When encountering a Klansman, someone talking in a theater, or Tim, shunning and confronting are both appropriate.

    He probably shouldn’t call her a “piece of ass.”

    Oh, d’ya think? Way to burnish your “feminist” credentials there, Disco.

    You probably shouldn’t see her as little more than dating material.

    Assumption based on facts not in evidence.

    Why is it that the comments here involving female candidates usually include comments on their physical appearance? Seems irrelevant to a political discussion

    Comments here – from liberals – involving female candidates around here usually involve how ugly, stupid, unedumacated and crazy they are. I’m not sure that you’re finding a genuine trend among the Mitchketeers, though.

  9. Stupid, uneducated and crazy are part of physical appearance? And who calls people ugly? A lot of comments about MAK from your folks are about how she’s fat. Funny, that.

    You’re right. One of the more important questions to ask about a Congressional candidate is if he or she is “available.”

  10. Tim is one of those guys who is too stupid to see how stupid he is. See, anytime a conservative pol attacks a liberal pol, it’s a “fatwa”. Get it?
    Except Timmy & his ilk are notorious for running away and hiding when the real terrorists issue fatwa’s.
    He’d rather set his aim on church ladies.

  11. Stupid, uneducated and crazy are part of physical appearance?

    No, they’re part of DemocratIC chanting points about all Republican women to the right of Christine Todd Whitman.

    And who calls people ugly? A lot of comments about MAK from your folks are about how she’s fat. Funny, that.

    There’s also lots of comments from Dayton and Entenza people about how she’s fat.

    Funny, that.

    But while you’re casting those aspersions, please name the “folks” in the GOP (not in blog comment sections, mind you) who call her “fat”. Emmer? Seifert? Brodkorb?

    Where IS this epidemic of sexism?

    You’re right. One of the more important questions to ask about a Congressional candidate is if he or she is “available.”

    Not sure that it was a “question” so much as an “observation”, but I know logic doesn’t matter so much to you people.

  12. Comments here – from liberals – involving female candidates around here usually involve how ugly, stupid, unedumacated and crazy they are.
    True. Bachmann has a more legal training than Obama, but Dog Gone will never admit it.

  13. Quit moving the goalpost.

    I said “comments on their physical appearance,” and you changed that to “stupid, unedumacated and crazy,” which would be germane traits to comment on with a political candidate (Generically. I’m not making that claim about anyone specific). They are not comments about physical appearance.

    I also said “Why is it that the comments here involving female candidates usually include comments on their physical appearance?” and you asked about major GOP people. I made no such claim.

    “(L)ots of comments from Dayton and Entenza people about how she’s fat.” Which makes your crew’s comments OK? Where did you read these comments from the other Dems? I sick of this stuff, and I’d like to bitch at them too.

    Not sure that it was a “question” so much as an “observation”,

    It matters how, in any way, if a political candidate is “available”? What logical leap can you make where that is important, or, in another angle, where have you asked if a male candidate is “available,” and made a smiley face when he was?

    Stick to guns, where you’re doing a fine job.

  14. Quit moving the goalpost.

    Sorry, Disco, but you’re doing all of that.

    I said “comments on their physical appearance,” and you changed that to “stupid, unedumacated and crazy,” which would be germane traits to comment on with a political candidate (Generically. I’m not making that claim about anyone specific). They are not comments about physical appearance.

    The point relates to either un-germane or just plain made up claims about candidates and politicians.

    I also said “Why is it that the comments here involving female candidates usually include comments on their physical appearance?”

    And I believe my response was “they don’t”. I stand by that.

    Which makes your crew’s comments OK?

    Of course not, but it’s interesting that you assume I think it does…

    It matters how, in any way, if a political candidate is “available”?

    It doesn’t, and lighten up, francis.

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