During the State of the Union speech tonight, which just like Ted Strickland’s State of the State, was full of awful tax incentives derived to micromanage your life while enriching accountants/tax lawyers, Tom Ganley, candidate for Senate, ran this ad twice on a broadcast TV channel:
What do you think of the ad? At least someone dressed him properly this time. This week, the Ganley campaign has announced it raised about $1.5 million.
I’ve heard stories about a certain Ganley dealership trampling over property rights, but am not sure if that’s worth getting into now. I’m still not convinced he is a serious candidate, but I give him credit for dropping serious money on TV.
However, if the Ganley campaign asked me for advice, I would tell them that this ad is very similar to the boring biography ads Jim Petro wasted two million dollars on very early during the primary campaign of 2006. It feels as if the ad shows Tom running a general election campaign for an election decided by the conservative Republican base… It is time for Tom to get creative, as not only is Rob Portman an incredible fundraiser, Rob is the more ideologically conservative candidate.