Dear Newt: Aim Further Right

February 24, 2012 9:03 am

by Todd Rehm · 16 comments

You might want to have a little chat with whomever is targeting your web ads. I’m going to guess you’re not getting any donations from those folks over there.

CobbGOPer February 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

Yeah, so this is a great example of why Newt will not win. He’s got little money, and the money he does have he’s spending on Democrat websites.

Seriously, who are the campaign consultants doing this? At this point it just seems like they’re fleecing him for whatever he’s got left.

Three Jack February 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Not saying it’s a great strategy, but if the ad was actually set to specifically appear on that site, they’re probably fishing for dem crossover votes.

CobbGOPer February 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

So remind me again, do Dems have any reason to come out on March 6th? I have no idea what local votes will be going on that would bring them out anyway.

Charlie February 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

City of Atlanta has renewal of their MOST, the 1% sewer repair tax.

Taylor Bryant February 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm

It makes perfect sense, since Obama is not going to be on the ballot since he was born in Kenya and all… (sarcasm)

Chris Huttman February 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Or it’s also possible (though unlikely in this case) that the ad follows Todd Rehm around wherever he happens to be browsing. I say unlikely in this case because I think I’ve seen Newt ads on BFD too (though not when I just looked).

However you can target web viewers by the type of person the viewer is and not just what sites they go to.

Calypso February 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

“…you can target web viewers by the type of person the viewer is…”

I’m not sure I really want to see the type of ads that reflect who I am.

Charlie February 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Facebook thinks I’m a dentist today.

I swear, you steal a few items from Jay Melvin’s office, and Facebook knows about it before you even log back on…

Chris Huttman February 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I constantly get offered the opportunity to buy Teen Wolf t-shirts myself.

SallyForth February 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

The abbreviation “BFD” just cries out for a seriously wise crack…… but I won’t do it…..

I’ll just cruise all the sites that think I’m a teen-aged smart phone freak.

Harry February 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Unless I’m wrong, the Newt campaign has to pay Blog for Democracy for those ads and that’s a waste of scarce money.

SallyForth February 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

You got that right, Harry. Either Newt has more money than he knows what to do with (which doesn’t seem to be the case), or he has some substandard campaign staff making weird decisions.

Cassandra February 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

Maybe the activist-owners of Blog for Democracy ran the Newt ad gratis. Why?

Maybe they believe Newt is one of the least likely GOP primary candidates to prevail over Obama, thus supporting an unelectable, in their opinion, Newt helps the President. Perhaps they simply could not stomach supporting Santorum for the same reason.

Perhaps the people behind the Romney empty football stadium fiasco are also behind this.

Where was Valerie Jarrett on the day in question? LOL


Jarret is “…the most dangerous sign of arrogance is Team Obama’s insularity. It is an exclusive club, with no room for outsiders. Inside the White House, that dynamic is personified by Valerie Jarrett, the president and first lady’s longtime confidante, who conducts the loyalty litmus tests.

“She’s the wagon master,” says a top Democratic political operative. “If there’s trouble, Valerie circles the wagons tighter.” ”

Jarret reflects on economics in North Carolina recently:

Why vote for a Republican? As Harry said, “The economic survival of the Nation.”

The Last Democrat in Georgia February 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

“Why vote for a Republican? As Harry said, “The economic survival of the Nation.””

Why vote for a Republican? Don’t you mean why vote for a Socialist in Conservative’s clothing when people can vote for the actual real Communist (Marxist) thing in Obama?

Gingrich came up with the idea for the individual mandate back in the mid 1990′s and Romney actually made the individual mandate law while Governor of Massachusetts while the big government conservative Santorum never met a spending bill he didn’t like helping to run up the massive deficits and trillions in debt under Bush that Obama now openly wallops in and has openly admitted that he was pro-choice until after he started his Congressional career.

With “Conservative” friends like Gingrich, Romney and Santorum, who needs Liberal enemies?

Harry February 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I don’t expect any of these friends to turn aright the ship of state, but at least try to stop taking on water.

Calypso February 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Yep, as this is who’s left standing for the R’s, someone from this group is going to have to challenge Obama. Pick your poison, both in the primary and the general.

Mine is Romney.

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