Thursday, April 13, 2006

Cowboy Kennedy


Earlier this week the Brian Kennedy campaign began airing the District's first television commercial. Not surprisingly, his first ad is about illegal immigration, featuring his trip to the border.

Kennedy's ad, creatively titled "Border" highlights his plan to station 10,000 additional border patrol agents at the border, as he strolls along the banks of the Rio Grande.

Though the illegal immigration issue is a serious problem, this ad is a bit funny too. I would challenge anyone who's ever met Brian Kennedy to tell me that the first word they would use to discribe him is "cowboy".

Somehow it just doesn't really fit in with the rest of his career experience. If we add this to his resume, it would read something like:

Brian Kennedy

Experience:

Lawyer
Campaign Manager of local, state, and national races
Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
Lobbyist
Republican Strategist
Cowboy

The ad can be viewed HERE.

The question is, is this an effective ad for the 1st District of Iowa, or the 28th District of Texas? Do the Fox News watchers in Iowa see this as a big problem here, or is Brian Kennedy blowing his already limited resources on a short-lived or irrelevant-to-Iowa issue?

17 Comments:

Anonymous Kennedy for Sheriff said...

Thanks, Scoop, now C'mon Hoss and Little Joe, we got some illegals to round up and ship on outta here....Yeee Haawww

8:48 AM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scoop

I've volunteered to walk while Kennedy goes door to door. He's knocked on over 2,000 doors personally.

Tell me that Mike Whalen or Bill Dix have done that.

And I'll tell you what. The overwhelming majority of primary voters view this as a real problem. We're thousands of miles away from the border, but any objective review of the workforce in Iowa will show that the effects are everywhere. And if illegal workers can find their way here, so too can illegal terrorists.

This issue is not just about economics. It's about protecting our country. Talk to voters and you'll quickly realize this issue matters.

12:11 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dix has a job, though I'm sure he's knocked on his share of doors. Kennedy is the master of astrotufing. Look it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astroturfing

2:03 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't get the link to work, but I am familiar with the term.

Problem is, Anon 4:03, I think a district race is too small of an arena to be able to fake grassroots support. In a small area where anyone involved knows everyone else across the district, I don't think there is any substitute for real grassroots activities.

3:09 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Also, if Dix is so gung-ho about his "job", why doesn't he spend more time doing it and quit taking vacation days paid by you, me, and Joe Taxpayer? I don't contribute to political campaigns, and I'm tired of seeing Dix forcing me to pay him to campaign by collecting a state salary while he's skipping out on statehouse business to spend time in D.C. or Dubuque.

3:12 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long have the "special interests" been paying Kennedy to lobby while he has been campaigning?

5:37 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous well golly gee said...

Wasn't Kennedy one of the stars of Brokeback Mountain??

5:40 PM, April 13, 2006  
Anonymous skanks for the memories said...

Scoop,

Its a solid issue in a republican primary. Probably one of the first candidates out there (other than a few imcumbents) who are bringing up this issue.

7:31 AM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian does look like one of the boys from Brokeback Mountain in his ad - I think Heath Ledger wore that same jacket.

He should have hired a couple of actors to swim the river while he was shooting the commercial - for greater affect.

Go get em Cowboy!

10:19 AM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see all the anonymous phags are posting over here now since they actually have to register on KrustyKonservative.

typical.

11:04 AM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Kennedy for Sheriff said...

Hey, quit picking on my hombres!

12:32 PM, April 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how anonymous 104 is ripping on people for posting anonymously.

7:26 PM, April 14, 2006  
Blogger Yoda said...

I'm anon 1:04.

I thought you would get the joke on that. Apparently not.

8:24 AM, April 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scoop,

Quarterly fund raising results are in. looks like Dix and Braley are the only candidates that haven't had to dig into their own pockets to keep their campaigns rolling. How will this play out in June?

10:52 AM, April 17, 2006  
Blogger Scoop Iowa said...

I saw the results on Krusty this morning. Check back here often...I should have my interpretation (far different from the Klown) posted sometime tonight.

11:33 AM, April 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scoop

I hope your post will shed some light on whether Money is all that matters in politics. It's pretty clear that the Klown loves dough. Is that all there is?

12:23 PM, April 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 2:23 - Money matters but not as much as votes. This race will be about which candidate can get their voters to the polls (or bank votes throught absentee ballots). Money can help that some but these six are going to have to earn every vote they get.

1:54 PM, April 17, 2006  

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