OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Thursday, October 06, 2005 :::

And the RT, Too

It almost goes without saying that the geniuses at the Roanoke Times think Kilgore is all wet, too. I wonder if they were as righteously indignant when Wilder and Warner insisted on "no-use" clauses as well.

Interesting, though, that front-runners (and eventual winners) tend to insist on "no-use" and challengers (eventual losers) do not.

The RT really blunders into it, however, when they apply their own brand of pop-psychology to the Kilgore ads.

I am awaiting a similar analysis of the ad featuring Mark Warner that shows Kaine only in passing. Isn't that an example of a "strange, stealth campaign," too?

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/06/2005 5 comments


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