Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yes, we have an ad...

...and yes, it is good:


As I said a few days ago, this is what we need. There is no reason to go negative at this point in time; we can contrast Trudeau's positive and mature approach with the Harper Conservative's negative, mocking attitude. It will pay dividends. We don't need to go down to their level, as some pundits are saying we should - we just need to get out a good response, and I'm pretty happy with this. Simple, yet it gets the message across that we're serious this time, we've got a leader who has a positive image and we'll play it up for all its worth.

Is it the ad with the highest production values ever, is it the flashiest route we can go? No, but this should only be the first in a series of ads we put out. We need a continuing series of these things, each better than the last, including some that contrast with Mulcair's angry tone as well. As Scott Tribe noted, we need to follow up these ads to where the Conservatives are putting theirs, we need to show people sick of Harper's tactics that there is a better way, and a better leader. We can do this.

So lets not waste the opportunity, guys. Get them on the air, ASAP. Its time we fought back.

16 comments:

  1. A Liberal says the ad is good. Shocking.

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    1. Curious why you come here, to a blog run by a Liberal, who has a Liberal co-blogger, if you are not interested in what we have to say?

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    2. What Teddy said. Of course a Liberal will say the ad is good; if I said it was bad, I probably wouldn't be a Liberal (mostly because that takes some cognitive dissonance to manage, the ad clearly does its intended job of contrasting Trudeau vs. Conservative dirty politics).

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    3. Micheal and others who come here, myself included come for analysis, polls, etc. even though they are not liberals. what would be more interesting would be what kind of dent it will put in liberal coffers to run ads like this not just on the internet but on t.v.

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    4. I would love to do analysis like that but, alas, I have no idea what the costs of such an ad run would be, especially given that we don't know where it will run yet nor what our limit will be. Given what I know of the state of the LPC coffers, however, I think there is enough to do at least a couple of major ad buys before people start getting concerned.

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    5. In the long run, I don't suspect the Liberals have enough to constantly battle back Conservative ads, but I'm not sure if the long run matters - first impressions tend to count for a lot these days.

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    6. Coming here for "analysis, polls, etc" is great, that's why we are here, but to dismiss what we say BECAUSE we are Liberals does not make any rational sense.

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  2. I say it doesn't matter how much of a dent it puts in Liberal coffers, the money they have been raising recently has to be used for something and thus it should be used to counter the Conservative attack ads.

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  3. My first thought about the ad was that Justin has no clue about the calculus equation on the blackboard beside him. He wasn't a math teacher and it is quite disingenuous to display this beside him.

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    1. I don't think anyone cares, its just up there as background, I doubt he wrote it or even asked someone to write it. Focusing on small things like that really misses the bigger picture.

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    2. Also, I believe you're wrong - Glen McGregor on Twitter said Trudeau taught math and French. Now, its possible McGregor is wrong but I don't see a reason why he would put out a statement like that without having a source on it...

      https://twitter.com/glen_mcgregor/status/327164028059279360

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  4. I thought Justin was a substitute drama teacher. At any rate I am far from convinced that he has the brains to solve this equation.

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    1. Dude, I couldn't solve that equation even if my life depended on it. Does that really matter, though? Of course not - its not just your intelligence that counts, but what you do with it. So far Trudeau has put his smarts to the test and come out pretty damn successful.

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  5. The problem for me with the ad is that it certainly implies that Justin can solve it and has even put it on the blackboard himself. That may well be a little less than honest.

    I agree that he has done well as a retail politician during the leadership but the question remains for me and I suspect many others that there isn't a lot behind the flash. His actual career accomplishments (apart from winning the leadership) are pretty meagre.

    Maybe he will turn out to be Prince Hal and surprise us all. Or maybe he will turn out to be Justin Kardasian.

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    1. Uh, alright then. I mean, its just a prop and I'm not sure how exactly you can judge his ability to solve abstract maths problems without knowing the guy personally, but if that is how you pass judgement, all the power to ya mate.

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