The Republican National Committee will release a web ad today that hits Hillary Clinton for "hiding" and for "infighting and "backstabbing" in Hillaryland. The ad draws a parallel between the mistakes Clinton made last time she unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008 to how her unnanounced 2016 campaign is beginning to shape up.
The ad, titled "Hillaryland," features voiceovers from MSNBC's Ed Schultz and Mika Brzezinski, and even Hillary Clinton herself.
The 59-second spot ends with a picture of the American flag (meant to look similar to the logo of the Netflix show House of Cards), and text reading: "Keep Hillary Out of the White House."
"Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's political chances already threatening to damage her potential presidential campaign," says the voiceover at the end of the ad.
In an email, RNC spokesman James Hewitt explains, “Today’s announcement is that the DNC’s Convention—what Clintonworld assumes will be a coronation—will take place in the City of Brotherly Love. But if you look inside Clintonworld, it seems like there is a lot more back-stabbing than love being spread.”
The first ad making the case for Scott Walker for president of the United States, from his newly formed committee called Our American Revival:
"America stands on the brink," says the voiceover. "At a time and place in our history where failed leaders preside over a nation adrift. With family incomes in steady decline. Dreams stifled. A foreign policy that apologizes for America and projects weakness abroad."
The latest attack ad from the Mark Pryor campaign is, well, absurd. Here's Politico's description of the 30-second spot: "Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is citing the recent scare over the Ebola virus in a new attack ad against his GOP opponent, the first mention of America’s preparedness for a possible pandemic in a 2014 political advertisement."
The Emergency Committee for Israel has announced that an anti-Hillary Clinton ad will air tonight during the former secretary of state's interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC News.
Here's the ad:
"Today the Emergency Committee for Israel released 'Why Not?' a 30-second TV ad that will begin airing tonight during Diane Sawyer's interview with Hillary Clinton on ABC," the group announces in a press release.
A new ad slated to start airing this weekend targets Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for opposing Iran sanctions:
The ad is being sponsored by the Emergency Committee for Israel.
"The ad contrasts Rep. Wasserman Schultz's very public pro-Israel rhetoric and tough talk on Iran with her behind the scenes obstruction of a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill," ECI says in a press release accompanying the release of the ad.
The State Department yielded to pressure from a coalition of Seattle and Washington state politicians, community groups, and advocacy organizations and agreed to withdraw at least one ad in the department's Metro bus ad campaign in Seattle promoting the “Rewards for Justice” campaign. The program pays rewards to individuals who provide leads about the location of wanted terrorists.
There are two new ads that use a different approach to convincing voters: silence.
Instead of featuring an argument for one candidate, or instead of an attack against another candidate's opponent, the ads try to cut through the noise with calm and simplicity.
The first is from the group American for Prosperity. The ad features a family simply--and glumly--sitting around a dinner table. Toward the end, the text on the screen reads, "12.1 Million Americans Unemployed. It's time to try something different."
President Obama has just released this ad, which highlights the financial crisis of four years ago and then claims that, under Obama, the drop in employment has been reversed, and we're back on the right track for the middle class. Mitt Romney would be well served to run the following 30-second ad in response (based on the federal government's own figures):
Last night, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told the Republican convention, "College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”
Bill Bennett suggested on his radio show this morning that the Romney-Ryan campaign (or someone else) cut an ad to make famous these remarks (delivered a year ago at the University of North Carolina) about Paul Ryan by Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles:
The following clip would make a nice 30-second ad: