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from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Boycotting television until after Super Tuesday sounds like a good idea!

In 2004, Oklahoma was inundated with ads from the Democrats especially Kerry -- it is what made me start to not watch the local news because you would see Kerry's ad every night before the news started.  Was ready for Oklahoma to move to the back of the group of voting states after that.  Because more states moved up to Super Tuesday in 2008, we didn't have as many ads for which I was very grateful as I detest political ads on my TV.  

Now finding out that Romney's arrogant and distasteful Super PAC who believes in "scorched earth" is going to advertise in Oklahoma before our voting on March 6th.  Wasting their time in OK IMHO as I don't see this state going to Romney as it went to McCain in 2008.  Would think that Santorum would do well in Oklahoma based on his latest visit.

These Super PACs have become a bad joke in this election because there seems to be no rules governing them and the one from Romney seems to care less if they are truthful or not.  Don't believe the Citizens United ruling by SCOTUS meant for this to happen.  Only people that their money is curtailed from donated is the voter who is still under strict money limits.  Something is wrong with Campaign Finance Reform and needs fixed like yesterday.  One thing that needs done is to tighten down reporting and make a campaign or Super PAC account for every donation even $1 or the money donated has to go to charity if they don't have all the information.

Sure hope that this Super PAC doesn't like sports any better than its candidate and stays off of the sports channels.
  • Romney super PAC buying in 4 Southern states, re-upping in Mich. (UPDATED)

    The pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future is buying television airtime in the Super Tuesday states of Oklahoma, Tennessee and Georgia and pumping new money into Michigan ahead of its Feb. 28 primary, a source tracking the air war tells me.

    The group is also reserving time in Mississippi, another conservative Southern state that does not vote until March 13.

    The Southern tier of states where ROF is operating are all expected, to varying degrees, to lean toward Romney’s conservative opponents — Georgia especially, since it’s Newt Gingrich’s home state. Michigan is Romney’s native state and an extremely important battleground for his campaign.
    ROF has already spent $232,640 in Michigan during the period between Jan. 25 and Feb. 13. But the week-to-week spending there dropped to less than $15,000 last week, the source said, and the new commitment of resources represents a re-escalation of the super PAC’s presence there.

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...

I am learning that a person can live without the news! Bloomberg is great during the morning. You learn more.

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