Friday, November 4, 2011
Friday Hodge Podge: Cardwell's Grating Ad, Advance Indiana Takes Shot at Coleman, Coleman vs. Sandlin, Victory Celebrations
Cardwell Gets Cheesy
Jeff Cardwell's hardware stores may be a part of the "Do It Best" franchise, but his political ads need work. For the past few weeks, the District 23 City-County Councillor has been playing these grandiose, self-back-patting radio ads that nearly want to make me throw up.
The ad talks about Cardwell's Christian background, and it explains his community activities. The ad also says that many people call him "the most giving person they know."
That may be true Jeff, but why not put some of those people in your ads saying it rather than handing a script to a radio announcer. It doesn't sound right. In fact, it sounds pretty bad.
As John Wooden said, "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
Hopefully, by an Election Day Miracle, Scott Coxey prevails and provides a little humility for Cardwell's self-described "servant's heart".
Welsh on Coleman
Yesterday, Gary Welsh took a potshot at Ed Coleman for spending over $800 on a suits at Men's Wearhouse.
I must admit; it is somewhat of a strange purchase to show up on a campaign report, but the man did receive $50K in money from the National Libertarian Party. He can afford it.
Speaking of Coleman
Sources are telling me that Coleman is making a possible dent in Jack Sandlin's ego. One source reports to me that through another reliable source Sandlin was so incensed by a negative mailer (not from the Coleman camp) directed at him that he was shaking mad.
Coleman vs. Sandlin may be another race to watch on election night.
VICTORY IS MINE...NO MINE...NO MINE...IT'S MINE!
This week, the Marion County Democrats and the Marion County GOP released the locations of their after-election parties.
The Republicans will meet up at the Murat Theatre at Old National Center Egyptian Room. They will start at 6:00 p.m. and run through 11:00 p.m.
Dems will take over the Indiana Roof Ballroom starting at 6:30 p.m.
Libertarians will be in a tent at Ed Coleman's house (just kidding). No word yet from the Libertarians on where they will be meeting up.