Dean Campaign to Run TV Ads--in Texas
I'm no Deaniac, but you've got to admit the guy is ballsy-- or as they say in Texas: He has cajones. Actually, I think this is brilliant. The national press this media buy will get makes it a wise investment. Also, if Dean were to get the nomination, he could really get under Dubya's skin and a angry, bitter Dubya ain't pretty-- even to a fawning, suck-up press. Why not begin by taunting him on vacation: "Hey, Dubya-- I'm calling your phony cowboy-ass out."
Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean will begin running a combative anti-Bush television commercial Monday--in Texas only.
In the ad, which Dean taped last Wednesday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he wears a blue, open-necked work shirt, faces the camera, and says, "I want to change George Bush's reckless foreign policy, stand up for affordable healthcare, and create new jobs... Has anybody really stood up against George Bush and his policies? Don't you think it's time somebody did?"
Ad cost: $100,000 - 200,000
Contribution to the political theatre: Priceless.
Update: Got free play on Meet the Press. How much is that worth?