Merle Black Analyzes 2014 #GASen Ads

Everyone’s favorite Georgia-based political scientist has a video looking at the ads from the Nunn and Perdue camps.


  1. gcp says:

    Perdue’s baby commercial in the primary was excellent but he failed to match it in the general. As for the whining women that blame all their problems on Perdue, while it may have some effect on those jealous of wealth or those that don’t understand business I don’t think it will push Nunn/Martin over the top.

        • Dr. Monica Henson says:

          Hillary began using “Clinton” to help Bill regain his advantage with rural voters in Arkansas state politics back in the early 1980s…which amounted to “Eisenhower-era mentality” outside the rural South, but made perfect political sense at the time. And it worked. I don’t recall ever seeing her attempting to characterize it later as anything other than what it was–a successful political tactic.

          I’ve used my married name previously in my professional capacity, as I didn’t establish my career until after I married and had my children. I decided several years ago after divorcing to resume using my family’s name and use that for the duration. Nunn is close to ten years younger than I am, and she was already established professionally before she married and had her kids, so it makes perfect generational sense that she would have kept her family name.

      • Jon Lester says:

        Once in a while, I almost volunteer too much here about my own family. Suffice to say, legal last names are just not a big deal. There are real reasons to question the desirability of electing a Senator Nunn, and this is not one of them.

      • Dr. Monica Henson says:

        I find the questioning of Nunn’s use of her family’s surname to be extremely insulting to female professionals regardless of party affiliation. More of the GOP BS that the party overlords seem to expect their women to fall in line with without question.

        • gcp says:

          Interesting that you would highlight the name reference when the thrust of my post was the “whining women” commercial. If anyone has data showing if this commercial moved any voters please post it.

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