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.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - More on the state grant suspensions
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Fundraiser/event list
* How can we miss you if you won't go away?
* Question of the day
* Supreme Court justice ordered to testify
* Chicago downgraded
* Today's number: 4-6 weeks
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Human service cuts and state grant suspensions
* Stating the obvious
* *** UPDATED x1 - Double-down *** They really make this too easy...
* Crain's: "Market-based" solution is rigged
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Even more problems for Schock
* 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

          
        * We are live from MWC 2015 (Video)
        * The Week in iPad Cases: Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and more
        * Take my advice: Do not take this guy's advice
        * First time carrying an iPhone daily driver
        * Level Up! The “Coming Soon” Edition
        * Grifta Morphing Gamepad works for consoles and Android gaming
        * Android’s Global Smartphone Profit Share only 11 percent, says Strategy Analytics

        * This Week's Top Downloads
        * The Federation Mourns (Comic)
        * AOMEI OneKey Recovery Creates a Custom Windows Recovery Partition
        * Create Better Ice Breakers By Knowing Your Audience and Objectives
        * BuzzFeed Says Its Dress Post Proves It Owns You. And It’s Right.
        * Perform Calculations, Conversions Right In The Chromebook App Launcher
        * Ask a Hospital for Financial Aid If You Can’t Pay the Bill

        * White Sox remain positive after Sale's injury
        * Sale's absence opens opportunity for Rodon, others
        * Sale fractures right foot in accident at home
        * Chris Sale fractures foot, resting for 3 weeks
        * Athletic Mitchell striving for consistent results
        * Sale fractures right foot in accident at home
        * Terrobytes: Jesse Crain and Nate Jones continue to make progress

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


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

        Archives
        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


        * Ex-Gov. Quinn pushes consumer rights, blasts Ra.....
        * Exelon warns nuke plants could close with finan.....
        * Chicago Nears Fiscal Freefall..
        * George Will: Reversing course in Illinois..
        * Mark Kirk's prepping for a barnburner — and wel.....
        * Tim Butler, congressional staffer, selected to .....
        * Mike Madigan says budget impasse will send Legi.....


        * Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions
        * Butler picked as new Illinois lawmaker
        *
        * $1 million offered for ideas on stopping Chicago violence
        * Des Plaines alderman accused of trespassing in home
        * Plainfield teacher accused of sexually assaulting student
        * Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions
        * Bank official held in alleged fake robbery case
        * 2 skiers die at Breckenridge in span of 4 days
        * Ex-Gov. Quinn pushes consumer rights, blasts Rauner's budget

        * Tim Butler, congressional staffer, selected to fill former Rep. Rich Brauer's seat
        * Schock reimburses costs for lavish 'Downton Abbey' office decor
        * Brauer replacement could be chosen as early as Saturday
        * Quinn advocates consumer rights, blasts Rauner's budget
        * Rauner says he's 'staying out' of Chicago mayor's race
        * Quinn advocates consumer rights in Loyola speech
        * Judge won't delay sentencing for former state lawmaker Farnham
        * Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti says GOP should court women, Latinos
        * Explore salary information for the state of Illinois
        * State Rep. Raymond Poe to be back at work next week

        * Illinois hospitals, health care groups oppose Rauner's cuts to managed care
        * Why even mid-sized trading firms are hurting
        * What's happening with Chinatown's Tony Hu?
        * What's going on at Quick Leonard Kieffer?
        * National Louis University's radical rethink


          * Man held without bail in molestation of 4 girls
          * Lawyers wary of claim about Chicago police 'black site,' say abuse citywide
          * Waukegan man charged with shooting Fox Lake bar bouncer
          * Chicago ties 140-year-old record for coldest Feburary
          * Prosecutors: Pizza order led to driver's robbery, shooting in Dolton
          * 2 counties to decide on plan for Indiana Toll Road
          * Guilty verdict in Indiana gang murder conspiracy trial
          * Man charged with drug-induced homicide in death of Spring Grove woman
          * Trial set to begin for man accused in fatal stabbing at Naperville bar
          * Man surrenders to police after four-hour standoff in Lakeview


          * Illinois Not Alone In Post-Recession Budget Woes
          * Rauner’s Budget Poses Risk For Emanuel’s Re-election
          * History Series: The Importance Of "Poles" In Campaigning
          * Child Care Providers Rally in Capitol
          * Listen to State Week - February 27, 2015
          * Parents, Day Care Providers Worry About Child Care Funding
          * Inaccurate voter data could hurt Asian voter blocs, other ethnic groups
          * Concerns raised over interrogation tactics aren't unique to Homan Square
          * Unique Flavors
          * A Daily Realization


          * Tim Butler, congressional staffer, selected to fill former Rep. Rich Brauer's seat
          * Scott Zeramby: Consider the environment as marijuana industry emerges in Illinois
          * Charles Krauthammer: The fatal flaw in the Iran deal
          * Quote of the Day: Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
          * Schock reimburses costs for lavish 'Downton Abbey' office decor
          * Brauer replacement could be chosen as early as Saturday
          * Quinn advocates consumer rights, blasts Rauner's budget
          * Our Opinion: Turbulent times ahead for Illinois lawmakers
          * Rauner says he's 'staying out' of Chicago mayor's race
          * Judge won't delay sentencing for former state lawmaker Farnham


          * Plainfield teacher accused of sexually assaulting student
          * Wichita State wins regular-season title; SIU to play Missouri State at Arch Madness
          * Police: Heroin-dealing suspect arrested in Washington Park with 2,600 doses
          * Street Reach: Red Bud woman honors homeless dad by helping the homeless
          * After a wintry start, week offers hope for warmth
          * Efficiency Stats - Northwestern
          * Des Plaines alderman accused of trespassing in home
          * 200 brave frigid weather for Red Dress Run
          * Snow routes to be cleared in Murphysboro
          * Moody's downgrades Chicago's rating over pensions


          * Notable deaths last week
          * DuPage County Class 3A and Class 4A boys basketball playoff preview
          * Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity event raises funds for clean water
          * February 2015 set to tie for coldest on record
          * Rolling Meadows man killed in Colorado skiing accident

          * Rep. Roskam Introduces Bill to Provide Gif...
          * Reps. Marino, Lewis, Roskam Introduce Crit...
          * Rep. Roskam Introduces Bill to Prohibit IR...
          * Congressional art contest for students set...
          * Taxpayer-rights bills reintroduced in Hous...
          * Rep. Roskam Introduces Bill to Clarify Dut...
          * Congressional Letter Shows Bipartisan Supp...
          * Peter Roskam: House bill would ban IRS fro...
          * Lipinski nominates 22 to service academies...
          * Answers Sought On Obamacare Blunder - Tax-...

          * Before the Assyrians Had to Flee ISIS...
          * Congress passes one week DHS funding but t......

          * AIPAC: We never opposed Netanyahu’s Congre......
          * Mark Kirk's prepping for a barnburner — an......

          * It Was So Much Fun, We're Voting Again On April 7th
          * Is Rauner urging Wilson to support Emanuel, or is he not?
          * Where's Weyermuller? At a Speakeasy with Chicago Young Republicans
          * Big Pharma's PR problem could stymie lawmakers' efforts to limit vaccine choices
          * State Rep. Wheeler: Human-Trafficking -- Closer to Home than You Think
          * FCC approves net neutrality
          * Crowdfunding proposal introduced in Illinois House
          * Di Leo: Illegal Immigration - Inflated Uproar Over A Single Issue?
          * Damage control.
          * Still crazy after all these years.


          * IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather - Tornadoes, floods and severe storms can happen any time of year
          * IDHS helps more than 5,000 individuals with disabilities find jobs - Program offers necessary tools to earn a living wage and become more independent
          * 24th Anniversary Desert Storm Remembrance Ceremony
          * Illinois Department of Human Rights Announces 2015 Spring Training Schedule
          * Snow and Freezing Rain to Impact Travel in Illinois - IDOT Crews Prepared to Battle Winter Weather this Weekend




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