Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Shocking New Hillary Ad

I'm still trying to get used to the idea that NC's primary matters to anyone outside of my county. Here's the ad I heard tonight that made me stop and look at it. Hey! I lived in Fayetteville! I served at Fort Bragg! I work in Winston-Salem! I got the notice that my local schools are failing the No Child Left Behind standards for two consecutive years [which was 'the straw that broke the camel's back' in our decision to homeschool.]

Could it be? Might she really be talking to me?

Not bloody likely. But kudos to her campaign for getting me to watch it.

UPDATE: Hillary's probably not talking to me. But you know what's better than that? Althouse is linking to me.


Meade said...

Wait a minute. I could swear that was Shirley Jones... *blink blink*

Congrats on the Althoulanche!

Pastor_Jeff said...

Congrats on the link-love from Althouse.

This kind of ad turns me off, frankly, and it has nothing to do with Hillary. Personally, she did a great job in the commercial. I'm just tired of the oh-so-empathetic, let-me-pat-you-on-the-hand political ad.

You just raised a number of campaign issues. Don't ask me how I feel; tell me what you're planning to do about those problems. Then I can decide if I like your policy proposals.

If the house is really on fire, don't want an empathizer in chief. I want a fire chief. That you want to "listen" to me tells me either you're incompetent or the problems aren't as serious as you claim.

I blame Oprah.

knoxwhirled said...

"It's nice talking to you"

weird, creepy even. But that describes a lot that comes out of her mouth I guess...

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Meade: It was. She was lipsynching "I woke up in love this morning."

PJ: That 'listening tour' and 'let's chat' worked for her in the past. It has become kind of a soap oprah around politics, hasn't it?

Knoxwhirled: Are you the commenter formerly known as "Knoxgirl"? Inquiring minds want to know...

blake said...

Not only that, she got me to watch it using you as a proxy!

But it doesn't say anything. She's always on about how she's talked to people, and she wants to talk more.


What a chick.

Oh, wait. Was that sexist?

I dunno, Obama can't seem to shut up either.

knoxwhirled said...


Ralph said...

Unaffiliated voters can vote for either party's candidates in the NC primary next month. I've lived here 16 years (and was a legal resident in the 60's & 70's as a Navy Junior) and didn't know that until yesterday. This may call for strategic voting for the maximum train wreck.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

The one thing to know is that you must change to "Unaffiliated" by this Friday, April 11, 2008, in order to be eligible to vote that way on May 6th. Changing registration requires a form/signature/postmark to the county board of elections or a trip there.

Peggy Gero DaValt said...

Wow...this is an amazing thread....I can hear Shirley Jones and David Cassidy and the entire Partridge Family singing....at least that's what I'm hearing in my brain.

I think that the games have yet to begin and I'm not talking about the Olympics....

Anyway, congrats, Ruth on the link from Althouse and thanks for enlightening me on the NC policies about committed versus not (to vote).

Have a great day!!

Peggy :)