Adwatch: Tammy Duckworth (IL-06)

Released from SoapBlox/Chicago

Tammy Duckworth's campaign ads are out. And they're on YouTube!

The first one, titled "Duty", weaves her biographical story with Congress' failures to hold the Bush administration accountable for the failed policies in Iraq or the lack of an energy policy that meets the needs of the American people. No mention of the fact that it is a Republican congress, or that she is a Democrat. In fact, at the end she throws in the line, "I won't be a rubberstamp for any party in Congress." Stressing your independence is fine, but that line, IMHO, insults the Democratic base (YMMV). Now, IL-06 is more than 3:2 Republican in self-identification so perhaps it is forgivable, but I'm not convinced it's necessary.

Her second ad, "Truth", is a different ball game. It is entirely defensive, trying to set the record straight regarding Roskam's lies about her stance on immigration. She doesn't call them lies though and is almost congenial about the whole thing. Still no mention of "Republican lies" or that she is a Democrat.

I'm not sure who produced the ads, but if you have a subscription to FECInfoPro (anyone?) it can be found here.

Tags: Adwatch, IL-06, Tammy Duckworth (all tags)

Comments

3 Comments

Re: Adwatch: Tammy Duckworth (IL-06)

alas.

oh, well. we need the seat, I guess.

I'm not sure I really see why we need somebody like that in an Illinois district. I understand it in Nebraska or Oklahoma.

by Christopher Walker 2006-10-03 05:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Adwatch: Tammy Duckworth (IL-06)

I'm sorry, but I just don't see what's so bad about it. Her message comes across as honest and straight from her heart.

Another thing. I live in NC-11, where we are bombarded by Charles Taylor's shit-awful "I know you are but what am I?" TV commercials all day and all night. If you turn on a TV or radio, there's Charlie trying to appear avuncular, followed by one of his shills telling us that Heath Shuler uses aborted fetuses and Comet to clean the golden urinals in his mansion.

So you'll understand when I say that, "...and I approve this message because it's true" is one of the better tags I've heard this campaign season. I really hope she kicks that guy's ass next month.

by Spiffarino 2006-10-06 07:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Adwatch: Tammy Duckworth (IL-06)

Posted by one of the same hypocrits at Soapblox Chicago who criticizes Duckworth for being a tool of the Chicago machine and Rahm Emanual. There's no making some people happy.

by markg8 2006-10-12 12:08PM | 0 recs

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