Obama: Troll

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Obama: Troll

Postby jjoyce » Tue May 01, 2012 3:59 pm

Somebody on Mitt's team needs to tell him not to feed the trolls.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/j ... laden.html

Although often referred to as “ads,” these zinger spots aren’t really advertisements at all: most of them don’t get broadcast. They are simply videos that the campaigns post online in an attempt to shape the daily news narrative. A better name for them might be “bait.” The rational strategy for an opponent is to ignore them or to dismiss them lightly, giving the media little reason to cover them. But rather than doing this, the Romney campaign and its allies reacted in a way that was guaranteed to give the story some legs.

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Re: Obama: Troll

Postby rabble » Wed May 02, 2012 8:48 am

In hindsight, it seems quite plausible. I only knew about that ad because I kept reading Romney quotes about it. When I read about Romney saying "I would have given the order, honest." Something about that seemed off.

I have to admit, I'm taking a little bit of comfort in the fact that the best candidate the Republicans can throw at Obama is Mitt.

Small comfort, but oh well.

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