Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Davidson Deac II

Campaign ads succeeding

6 posts in this topic

In making americans dislike both candidates. Maybe thats why I don't hate either candidate since I immediately change the channel whenever a political ad is shown.

The early barrage of negative ads has made voters dislike both Obama and Romney. A new poll shows that 43% of Americans hold a somewhat or very negative view of President Obama (up from 37% a year ago) and 40% have a somewhat or very negative view of Mitt Romney (up from 26% a year ago). Historically these are very high negatives for so early in the season. The vast amount of negative advertising on tap for the Fall is only going to make it worse. It will be a miracle if the winner can govern at all with half the country hating him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's the way Presidents have governed since Clinton at least.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Negative ads started in during the Nixon administration....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Negative ads started in during the Nixon administration....

IMO, they started in the Adams administration. Although they were print articles instead of ad. Todays media just makes it easier to target a wide audience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Negative ads started in during the Nixon administration....

Negative ads started with the first election I am certain. Obviously not television, but you know what I mean

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...should have further clarified....

... as long as I've been old enough to vote and paid attention to such things.

But the entire premise of negative ads goes against everything I ever learned about competition. Don't speak poorly of your competition, have the confidence in your own product/beliefs/ideas/talent to let it stand up against anything else out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Yep, value is based on all the mocks people read. Bradberry was a horrible pick after the draft because he wasn't good value. Well, he played as well as most of the 1st round CBs and better than all of the 2nd rounders picked before him.
    • When I played sports and coached I've been in the same position as Ron. If the player tells you he is good you let him play. It shows you trust him. Everyone is banged up in the NFL and it's the medical and the player who have to make the call to shut it down. 
    • 1) Browns - DE Garrett - They cannot possibly fug this up 2) 49ers - DE Solomon Thomas - SF goes for best available player and Thomas stays in the Bay area. Would give them a tremendous front line w/Armstead and Buckner. 3) Bears - SS Adams - Fills a major need for them. They haven't had a quality safety since Mike Brown 4) JAX - RB Leonard Fournette - Jags are trying really, really hard to be relevant. From those ridiculous uniforms to the stupid pool in that stadium. Yes, they already have 2 RB's but neither is very good. Fournette will sell tickets. 5) Titans - CB Marshon Lattimore - Titans go for best CB on the board. Could also go for safety Malik Hooker. 6) Jets - TE OJ Howard - These are the current TE's on Jets roster: 84 Braedon Bowman 88 Austin Seferian-Jenkins 83 Eric Tomlinson 85 Jason Vander Laan 7) Chragers - DE Jonathan Allen - Chargers run a 3-4 defense and Allen would fit in perfectly. LA could also go with Malik Hooker here.            - This mock would be the worst possible scenario for us - And you can see that there would still be good players (Hooker, Allen, Barnett) available for us. We're fine.