Monthly Archives: November 2015

GOP Prez Hopefuls in Pickup Truck Race to Bottom

The terrorist attacks on Paris earlier this month have unleashed a predictable raft of TV spots from Republican presidential candidates trying to out-tough each other on homeland security. The common denominator? Terrorists with rocket launchers in pickup trucks. That image … Continue reading

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Presidential Snapchat(ter) and Instagram(mar) Edition

It’s official: The presidential race is going mobile. Dustup 2016 Certified Musical Interlude™     Okay then. So . . . to the business at hand. Via Shane Goldmacher at Politico: Snapchat makes play for political ad revenue The social-media company … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends From the GOP Presidential Bakeoff

In the interest of full disclosure, we should state right off that the dustupping staff dipped in and out of last night’s Republican Presidential Pillowfight on the Fox Business network, mostly because it was mostly boring. But that certainly won’t keep us … Continue reading

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Presidential Ad Flashbacks (1956 Adlai-Ike Rematch Edition)

Among the greatest headscratchers in American history (How did George Custer think he was gonna win the Battle of Little Bighorn? . . . Why did Grady Little leave Pedro Martinez in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS? . . … Continue reading

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To Know Trump (All Bagel and No Schmear Edition)

What a difference a Tslump makes. One month ago, GOP Hair Apparent Donald Trump was bragging that he didn’t need advertising to fuel his presidential run because “I’m getting so much coverage. It would almost be — you’d OD on … Continue reading

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2016 Ads ‘n’ Ends (‘Take a Bullet for Donald Trump’ Edition)

Itemizing a few deductions from the presidential campaign trail . . . Item: Sanders campaign starts to ‘Air the Bern’ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ quixotic presidential run is so revolutionary, he has just:        1) hired a pollster; … Continue reading

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