Friday, October 20, 2006


Claire McCaskill Gets Foxy

In her hammer-and-tongs fight for Missouri Senate, Claire McCaskill's been tapping the Hollywood contingent.

In this spot
, she taps Michael J. Fox to trash her opponent about stem cell research.

Is politics ready for big time celebrity endorsements? Are paid celebrity endorsements right around the corner? Hmmm.

2 comments:

ascap_scab said...

The Fox ad supports the candidates, not the amendment. I think the Fox ad could push McCaskill over the top.

Here's the RNC response to Amdt.2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nguJQ_dRPXw

This features sports stars Kurt Warner and actress Patricia Heaton. The difference is these aren't medical experts and they don't have Parkinsons plus it's web only. There simply isn't the same gravitas.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-fox1025,0,312694.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

BTW, I found you via Technorati. It would be great if you could add a RSS link. Feedburner perhaps??

politicaladguy said...

Will definitely see if we can string together an RSS feed. Really appreciate the comments.

The RNC response looks very homemade, but that may be on purpose to combat the very professional MJF ad.

Personally, if MJF was my client I wouldn't let him do attack ads, hurts his credibility on Capitol Hill.

We're watching this race closely and, so far, the numbers ain't moving.

Stay tuned.