. . .we’re pretty much being bombarded by robo-calls here at Chez Blather.
In the last 24 hours I’ve heard from robo-John McCain, robo-Cindy McCain, robo-Governor Rick Perry (for McCain), robo-Barack Obama, robo-Hillary Clinton, and a variety ofÂ lower level candidates.
I’ve also gotten oneÂ automated “push-poll” typeÂ call from the Huckabee campaign or a surrogate. Â
Meanwhile, our television and radio spotsÂ are pretty much all ObamaÂ and Hillary all the time. I’ve seen Hillary’s widely-discussed “3 a.m.” spot many times. But I have not yet seen the this Obama response aired.
There are a couple of MesmerO spots (like this one) which make a big deal about his refusal to accept contributions from PACs and “Washington lobbyists.” What’s amusing is that the spotsÂ are frequently followed immediately by another pro-Obama ad created and placed by the powerful Service Employees International Union.
It does tend to undermineÂ one’s I’m-Holier-and-Cleaner-Than-Everyone message just a tad when it’s consistently followed by good old fashioned Union boss muscle-flexing on your behalf.Â
Seriously.Â Is there anything less fresh, less new, or less change-y than union bossesÂ trying to swing elections with mandatorily-collected dues money?