image
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

* From a press release…

Today, the Dold for Congress campaign released its first ad of the 2014 campaign, “Enough Blame”, which highlights Bob Dold’s focus on putting people before politics and ending the partisan blame game in Washington.

“Like millions of Americans across the country, 10th District voters are tired of the partisan finger pointing in Washington and are anxious to restore serious, effective, bipartisan leadership to their seat in Congress. As a small business owner and father of three with a clear record as an independent leader who puts people before politics, Bob Dold offers 10th District voters a positive alternative to the status quo and a commitment to growing the economy and improving the quality of life for families throughout the District,” Dold Campaign Manager James Slepian said.

* The ad will be running on cable TV and online

* The script…

Who’s to blame? Washington’s favorite question. Bob Dold says, just fix it.

‘It’s putting the people first, in front of the politics’

Running a small business, raising three kids, Dold knows we’ve got problems to solve.

‘More jobs are leaving, uncertainty around retirement, cost of education. We need to make sure that there’s a level playing field.’

Bob Dold’s plan: Job training for the unemployed. Improve mass transit. Make college more affordable.

‘Washington should be trying to make it easier for you. I’m Bob Dold and I approve this message.’

* The Question: From one to five, with five being the best, your rating? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.


panel management

- Posted by Rich Miller        


26 Comments
  1. - so... - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    I gave it a three, but that may have been too charitable.

    Too much crammed into one ad.

    “Bod Dold is non-partisan!”; “Bob Dold supports job training!”; “Bob Dold wants to make college more affordable!”

    Too much, ends up being a mess.


  2. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    I really like this ad. I think it hits on what most people think about Washington - that nobody can get anything done because they are too busy trashing the other guy. Not going to win you many votes from the die hards in the base (because to them working together is heresy), but I think everyone else will like the ad.


  3. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    I gave it a 2. Everybody runs against Washington, but they whip into line once they’re in office.

    And seriously, job training, making college more affordable and mass transit improvements out of the House GOP caucus? That’s a laugh riot. What’s your count on the Hastert Rule for those?


  4. - Northsider - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:07 pm:

    That’s chutzpah, considering that Republicans are the reason nothing works in Washington any more.


  5. - Judgment Day (on the road) - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:26 pm:

    Ad? - A solid ‘3′, as to the:

    “Bob Dold’s plan: Job training for the unemployed. Improve mass transit. Make college more affordable.”

    Really? I’m sure they tested well, but that’s really all you got?

    Try this on for size: - as an alternative:

    “Bob Dold’s plan: Better Internet access for everybody along major transportation routes. Better technology program funding for Community Colleges. Improve our handling of wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water.”

    There you can make a difference - and especially for small businesses.. The other things, not so much.

    Now, if Bob Dold REALLY wanted to make a difference here’s what he would say:

    “Bob Dold’s plan: Graphene. 3-D Printing/Additive Manufacturing. Patent Reform - Stop The Patent Trolls. In-Ground Fiber. Kickstarter.

    Let’s start something GREAT”.

    Just a thought…..


  6. - collar observer - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    I gave it a 5. Clear, positive message - not just I am a problem solver, but what problems I am hearing from you -


  7. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    As a political ad it is just fine. Positive and uplifting. Identifies the problem and offers gov’t based solutions.

    He looks like an up and coming candidate for the democratic party.


  8. - Old Sarge - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    What Mr. Dold said is what each and every candidate for Office should be saying. I gave it a 4. BTW, I am not in District 10. I only wish those running in my District would say something similar. The party label should be left on the floor, once they get into office and they should remember that they represent EVERYONE in their Congressional district, not just the so-called base.


  9. - Sunshine - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    Gave it a 3. Jumps around too much. In over his head. They’ll own him in DC in short order.


  10. - olddog - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    Reminds me of Obama before he got down to Washington and learned how things work there …

    Good ad, though.


  11. - walker - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    3. Standard pap and will attract some in the district, if they don’t realize this is his second time around.

    Dold’s problem is follow-up, when his opponents point out that he didn’t act the problem-solver, non-partisan moderate, much at his first rodeo.

    Certainly not consistent with the “anti-Obamacare”, and “Medicaid Theft” ads just put up on Dold’s behalf by his “Washington” allies at Crossroads and the Chamber.

    When does Dold criticize those ads as “partisan finger pointing?”


  12. - Norseman - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:47 pm:

    2 - Nothing compelling here. People have heard this before.


  13. - Under Further Review - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    Fairly good ad. Nice to see something positive sounding.


  14. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 3:11 pm:

    2, because I don’t really believe him.


  15. - Willie Stark - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    Sounds phony, looks phony and is the same as any other positive ad we’ve seen for the last 25 years. Makes no matter that he’s GOP; would say the same of a similar DEM ad. So funny how much commercial advertising has changed over that period, but we get the same cookie cutter garbage from the political ad folks. All the boxes checked - family shot, diversity shot, woman shot. What a racket!


  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    I gave it a “2″…

    Nothing really made me think this is a new thing, or I should pay attention.


  17. - Wensicia - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 3:52 pm:

    “1″ The pandering to voters on the left is obvious and how well did Dold prove he could be bipartisan when he last held the office? No, he was too busy pandering to Tea Party members at the time.


  18. - Adam Smith - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 3:56 pm:

    Gave it a 4. While it doesn’t blaze new trails it is spot on in tone. Dold is very poised. It checks the boxes from the Kirk playbook. Very good for the 10th CD.


  19. - A guy... - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 4:13 pm:

    It’s pretty good generally. It’s very good for that district. Lots of images, positive, upbeat. Pretty solid.
    Extra question, is it just me or does this guy look a lot like Mark Kirk circa 2000AD?


  20. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 8:12 pm:

    It is a positive message during a very cynical election atmosphere.

    Voters are tired of hearing about the other guy’s shortcomings and want to here this kind of stuff!

    I gave it a 4.


  21. - Concerned - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 8:21 pm:

    Dold is still known as “Tea Party Bob” in the 10th Congressional District! He can pretend he is a moderate interested in bi-partisanship, but that is a tough sell.


  22. - Modest Proposal - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 8:53 pm:

    I voted 3 - an average ad. I stopped paying attention after they said job something or other.

    I agree with willy, but i was being generous..


  23. - Modest Proposal - Tuesday, Aug 26, 14 @ 8:55 pm:

    Concerned, he was endorsed by Mayor Bloomberg. He is a moderate. What makes you think he is such a Tea Partier?


  24. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Aug 27, 14 @ 7:28 am:

    Dold is a moderate, but to some friends still pining for that progressive society promised them during their college years - too far right on the political scale.

    They want that solar powered car, so they can drive to the mountain top to hold hands with all nations while riding unicorns. Free, of course.


  25. - bored now - Wednesday, Aug 27, 14 @ 8:19 am:

    i gave it a 4. it’s a feel good romp that candidates like to see, but you have to wonder if it cuts through the noise. negative ads grab your attention, and make you feel (if they are successful). i don’t know that this ad (or any positive ad, for that matter) generates any warm and fuzzies for the candidate…


  26. - Taxandspendfolly - Wednesday, Aug 27, 14 @ 8:35 am:

    Dold was part of the problem during his one term in Congress.
    He flew in a planeload of tea partiers in 2010 to harass his primary opponents, and was in bed with the local tea partiers,
    whom he told he was one of them.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Schilling endorses LaHood
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Duckworth to announce on Monday
* Rauner mulls selling Thompson Center
* Question of the day
* It's just a bill...
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Brown: Exploring an exploratory committee is "under review"
* Rauner administration denies union report of progress on fair share suit
* *** UPDATED x2 - Durbin out of the running? *** Illinois Republicans react to potential Durbin elevation
* Is a new era finally dawning in Illinois?
* Meanwhile, in Opposite Land...
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Pebble Time concludes Kickstarter campaign, pledges exceed $20 million
        * Profits almost doubled for ZTE last year
        * Mysterious Huawei Honor handset pictures leak
        * Verizon starts pushing out Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5… Again!
        * The Week in iPad Cases: Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and Portenzo
        * The HTC One M9+ has its design showcased in latest leak
        * Book club: Beating up Apple execs over their book picks

        * Curb Overspending by Establishing a “No Return Policy”
        * Guess How Many Women Made the Forbes Midas List? (It’s Worse than You Think)
        * DashCast Streams Dashboard-Style Web Pages to Your Chromecast
        * Use “Collection Management Policies” to Curate Your Collectibles
        * Re/wind: The Ellen Pao Verdict, Facebook’s F8 and More
        * PopSlate: When a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Is Just the Beginning
        * Canned Emails Suggests Templates for Common Email Responses

        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballer
        * White Sox option Webb, reassign Phillips
        * White Sox claim Kyle Drabek off waivers, add to 40-man roster squeeze
        * Two blasts not enough to support Shark vs. Cubs
        * White Sox make waiver claim on righty Drabek

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Effingham native Schultz brings entrepreneurial.....
        * Gov. Bruce Rauner's 'right to work' proposal fo.....
        * Stripped of funding, Illinois auto theft task f.....
        * Rauner's 'right-to-work' proposal focus of larg.....
        * Father killed in fight over woman at South Loop.....
        * Amtrak Expansion Appears To Be Derailed..
        * Rauner considering appraisal of Chicago's Thomp.....
        * Statehouse Insider: Now the tough budget talks .....


        * 12-year-old shot to death in Quincy
        * Chicago's retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital
        * Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission
        * Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
        * Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money
        * Chicago's Thompson Center could get price tag
        * Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
        * University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
        * Bradley names Brian Wardle its 14th basketball head coach
        * Ferry reopening between southern Illinois, western Kentucky

        * Effingham native Schultz brings entrepreneurial spirit to state agency
        * Rauner's 'right-to-work' proposal focus of larger debate on business climate
        * Irresistable force, immovable object on business reform
        * Rauner considering appraisal of Chicago's Thompson Center
        * Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds
        * Comptroller Munger expedites funds to child care providers
        * Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs
        * Former Congressman Schilling making 'special announcement' Saturday in Peoria
        * Illinois Army National Guard member, cousin arrested for allegedly supporting Islamic State group
        * Senate passes plan to fix $1.6B budget hole

        * Chicago likely to get sacked by NFL draft
        * Would Cat be better off at half the size?
        * Is Mondelez the next takeover target?
        * Guess which carmaker is Chicago's favorite
        * Don't mention the “U” word around Rauner


          * Bison to roam Midewin prairie again
          * Prosecutors: Man shot victim in head, stood over him and fired 8 more times
          * 1 fatally shot, 2 wounded in South Side shootings
          * Hundreds rally against new Indiana law, say it's discriminatory
          * Chicago woman dies in morning crash in East Chicago
          * Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat
          * Hammond man charged in fatal Highland stabbing
          * Chicago's retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital
          * Police body cameras debut in Northwest Indiana


          * With GOP votes, Indiana House approves religious objection bill
          * After spending scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock says goodbye
          * Legislature to consider Madigan plan to fill state budget gap
          * Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole
          * Where can a politician wield more influence? Chicago's City Council vs. Illinois' Statehouse
          * More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top Chicago Public School vending machines
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top some Chicago Public School vending machines
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top Chicago Public School vending machines
          * ACLU: Chicago police make more stops than New York at its peak


          * Effingham native Schultz brings entrepreneurial spirit to state agency
          * Rauner's 'right-to-work' proposal focus of larger debate on business climate
          * Rauner considering appraisal of Chicago's Thompson Center
          * Phil Eaton: Illinois can't arrest, treat or bury its way out of heroin epidemic
          * Charles Krauthammer: The GOP racing form: First edition
          * Quote of the Day: Saturday, March 28, 2015
          * Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds
          * Comptroller Munger expedites funds to child care providers
          * Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs
          * Former Congressman Schilling making 'special announcement' Saturday in Peoria


          * Gifford Gets More Trees
          * Route 9 traffic diverted by accident
          * They just want to play: Special Olympians square off in Belleville soccer tournament
          * Mahomet-Seymour vs Urbana Baseball
          * ‘Smelled it, tasted it, felt it’: VFW leaders remember Vietnam at Belleville event
          * 12-hour marathon at St. Ambrose supports Children's Hospital
          * ‘Attached to them’ and in ‘comfort’: Legal guardians appointed for plane crash survivor Sailor Gutzler
          * Interview With Boy Apollo
          * Let's go to the video
          * Tree mess is so not Bettendorf


          * Huntley opens by blanking Elk Grove
          * Allergen free Mt. Prospect Easter egg hunt
          * Five injured in West Chicago crash
          * Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims
          * Cabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3

          * As Illinois' Common Core Testing Begins, H...
          * The 17 Republicans who voted against the G...
          * The Mushroom Cloud and the X-Ray Machine -...
          * Kaergard: Schock's office not the only thi...
          * Randy Hultgren Defeats Dennis Anderson In ...
          * 14th Congressional District: Randy Hultgre...
          * Rep. Barr Introduces Taking Account of Bur...
          * Hultgren: Rooting out Medicare and Medicai...
          * Illinois’ GOP Seat In Jeopardy As Democrat...
          * St. Louis-area members of Congress votes f...

          * Parker: Wacko birds continue nesting in U.......
          * Inside Chuck Schumer's 24-hour campaign fo......
          * Chuck Schumer—Friend Of Wall Street and Wa......
          * After 5 terms, Reid sets retirement...
          * Likely Incoming Senate Democratic Leader C......

          * Illinois’ GOP Seat In Jeopardy As Democrat......
          * Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat...

          * The desperate panderer.
          * My dinner with Rahm.
          * Scientism in the Age of Obama
          * Stantis: Budget Bandaids
          * Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez shouted off the stage at USC
          * Chicago Road Rage Caught on Camera
          * Vote daily to help Jirak get REALTOR® Magazine award
          * Opportunity Race: RPAC postcards support Giarrante re-election
          * Schilling looking at bid to succeed Schock
          * Corbett among eight honored by Illinois Jaycees


          * Governor Rauner Takes Bill Action
          * Nominating Petitions Available For Illinois Commodity Board Seats
          * Health Matters: 2015 Illinois Minority Health Efforts - Creating & Sustaining Healthy Communities
          * ‘Text First, Talk Second’ Often Best Way to Contact Loved Ones When Disaster Strikes - IEMA Encourages People to Have Plan for Communicating with Family Members, Friends during Emergencies
          * New Illinois Server Training Law effective July 1 - State currently offering FREE responsible beverage server classes




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller