NWR: Say Yes To The… Candidate?!?!!?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What is your opinion of this political campaign
    I'm registered to vote and it offends me : (15 votes)
    68 %
    I'm registered to vote and I think it's cute : (4 votes)
    18 %
    I'm not registered to vote and it offends me : (0 votes)
    I'm not registered to vote and I think it's cute : (0 votes)
    I'm not eligible to vote and it offends me : (2 votes)
    9 %
    I'm not eligible to vote and I think it's cute : (0 votes)
    Obligatory "other" : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Have you seen some of the other RNC commercials targeted towards women and minorities. They are almost comical in their level of insult and/or complete lack of understanding. I’m a registered independent with a brain, a career, and a family, and there is no way in heck that any of those commercials would make me consider voting Republican. I am seriously considering a vote for my state’s Republican gubenatorial candidate, and thankfully the RNC hasn’t corrupted his candidacy with that crap. If it had, I’d be less inclined to vote for him.

    Post # 4
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Horseradish: I’m Canadian, we’re also coming up on elections here in Ontario.  I watched about 10seconds of that commercial and I’m put off.  I would not vote for a person that used that advert for the sole reason that they used it.  I choose who I vote for based on what they have to say and the manner in which they present themselves.  This, to me, is childish pandering in an attempt to gain women voters who they are viewing as less educated and clearly only interested in fluff tv.

    Post # 5
    42182 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m also Canadian and not voting, but I too think it’s offensive. Not only would I not vote for a candidate that used this ad, I would phone their campaign office and tell them why they lost my vote.

    This is  the same action I take with any candidate who uses negative advertising about another candidate.I want to hear what you can do for me, what your plans are if elected, not what you think of the other candidate.

    Post # 6
    745 posts
    Busy bee

    Also Canadian. I tried to watch the Colbert Report clip, and saw this (too funny!)

    Post # 7
    2079 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Horseradish:  I had not seen that ad before. It is patronizing and insulting, but also unintentionally hilarious. It reminds me of Mitt Romney and his “binders full of women”

    ETA I just saw the ad was not approved by any candidate. I think the creators were totally tone deaf and misguided and may actually do more harm than good for the candidates they are trying to help. I also find it hilarious that an ad targeted to college age women has a wedding theme. When I graduated from college weddings and marriage were not even a blip on my radar. 

    Post # 8
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Just wanted to point out that the advertisement was paid for by the College Republican National Committee (not the RNC and not a particular candidate). Obviously, they felt like this would appeal to college age women. I’m not saying it is well done or I like it, but they were aiming at a certain demographic with a specific message (you don’t have to pick the same candidate your mom likes)

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