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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

* Remember the College Republicans’ “Say Yes To Bruce Rauner “ online ad? Despite huge publicity nationally and locally for the political spoof of a popular cable TV show, it has received fewer than 15,000 views, less than any other state where the ad appeared.

The Quinn campaign’s “Wolf of Winnetka” online ad, which y’all absolutely hated and which got zero earned media, has more than twice as many views as the College GOP ad, 32K+. The follow-up to that “Wolf” ad has almost 24,000 views so far, more than half again as many as the “Say Yes To The Dress” spoof.

I guess there’s no accounting for taste.

* Here’s the new College GOP ad for your amusement. It’s called “K Text”..

Hat tip: Illinois Review.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

59 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    That was stupid…

    Also can’t see Pat even replying to a text without at least 200 words.


  2. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:49 pm:

    Why do all rauner ’supporters’ want to stay anonymous? My guess is after the 11/4 rauner concession speech, none of them will admit to ever having supported him and claim they agreed with me all along. Lol!


  3. - Soccermom - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    Dear heaven, I am so sick of these “College Republican” ads. Clearly they are being heavily funded, because there’s a huge crapload of them online. They keep running constantly in Hulu, which is driving me out of my mind!!!!! And they’re so clearly done by older folks who are trying to be cool like the kids. Ugh….


  4. - Wordslinger - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    Youth is wasted on the young.

    Now go home and get your shine box!


  5. - Casual Observer - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    I’m sure Quinn accidentally hit send before completing his response. He meant to say “Kiss my rear on Michigan Avenue.”.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    “Rauner won’t play games with Illinois students

    Signed,

    A non Payton Prep student, who lost out to Rauner’s Unqualified, Denied, Winnetka-Living Daughter”

    Dopes.


  7. - Gooner - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    Some kid who earned his/her way into Payton Prep but wasn’t born with connected parent sure thinks Rauner plays games.

    Did the college kids do any research before preparing this one? They walked right into the Payton Prep thing.


  8. - Economic Justice - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    The “Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)” country music video by Matt & Samantha Farmer still packs the most entertainment value!


  9. - Not that it matters - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    Just curious, was anyone at CPS fired for allowing Rauner’s daughter to be clouted in?

    Someone at CPS had to approve it. Who was that person, and have they been fired?


  10. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:04 pm:

    K


  11. - Frenchie Mendoza - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    The idea of “college GOP” is baffling to me.

    In my undergrad and grad years, I never saw — much less talked to — a fellow student who was even remotely interested in the GOP.


  12. - my two cents - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Not that it matters, if you recall, the admission to Payton was soon followed by a $250,000 donation and I’ll bet more followed. A promotion is more likely.


  13. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Has A Guy been walking any college precincts? Are these ads turning all the kids onto Bruce?


  14. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    === I guess there’s no accounting for taste. ===

    Or the Quinnbots have been freezing the viewer count.

    But, I will withdraw my complaint to the Visual Pollution Department.


  15. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:15 pm:

    As for the add:

    How did Zoe get Pat Quinn’s cell phone number, and when did Pat learn how to text?


  16. - Jake From Elwood - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    Quinn would probably believe that “K” was a reference to a Chris Sale strikeout. He would not get this reference at all. Swing and a miss on this ad.


  17. - BarbaricYalp - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:21 pm:

    Is a campaign commercial or a Lee Nails ad? Which Valley Girl demographic in IL is this appealing to? Did Bruce and a couple of North Shore moms cut this one? I mean, this is how young people talked in the movies 25 years ago.


  18. - Jose Abreu's next homer - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:24 pm:

    Not That It Matters,
    Yes, that person’s name is Arnie Duncan and he actually got promoted thanks to our President.


  19. - ??? - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    I give the nail polish on the girl on the right a B+. As for the ad? Stupid, stiff, and I don’t see it moving a single vote. D-


  20. - anon - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:29 pm:

    Frenchie, being as conservative as you are, I am very surprised you didn’t have any R friends. Hanging out at the coffee houses too much I guess.


  21. - ??? - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:34 pm:

    Oops, I meant the girl on the left.


  22. - circularfiringsquad - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:39 pm:

    D-
    BTW anyone else notice that red fingers get no agreement from the other hand? should have closed “great idea, Red” d


  23. - Old News - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:45 pm:

    William Kelly there is nothing but nothing that most people would ever agree with you about.
    Unless of course you were swearing to go silent


  24. - Senator Clay Davis - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    This is so inept it reminds me of the hilarious parody account @GOPTeens

    https://twitter.com/GOPTeens


  25. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    oh for the love of god. this is just more of the young women viewing the candidate like a boyfriend meme that they used for the dress mess vid. gak.


  26. - RoPo Ranger - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    D. Complete garbage. As a college student I don’t think this will get younger people to the polls let alone voting for Rauner.


  27. - Under Further Review - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:05 pm:

    Typical generic ad. It is probably running in six states with different voiceovers and narration.

    Blah.


  28. - Under Further Review - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    Double plus good, Old News.


  29. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    Old news and under further review, after Rauner’s defeat on Tuesday I bet we won’t be seeing your fake anonymous troll comments anymore.


  30. - Team Sleep - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    I’m trying to picture Pat Quinn trying to text someone.

    “160 characters?! I can’t talk about doing what’s right in that small amount of space!”


  31. - southwest - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:16 pm:

    My daughter works with college groups and says the energy is very high for conservative/Republican candidates vs
    the liberals/Democrats. Didn’t anyone read the Harvard millennial poll? Silly ads aside, I think young liberals will be staying home for this election!


  32. - Gooner - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:18 pm:

    Really southwest?

    My kid says that nobody cares about this election. They all are focusing on Arsenal v. Burnley.

    So there.


  33. - Soccermom - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    My kid is voting straight D. We are very proud.


  34. - Norseman - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    OMG! TISL. SIN.


  35. - Thunder Fred - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    - Soccermom - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    My kid is voting straight D. We are very proud.

    Nice of you to share the KoolAid. Sure beats having to teach them critical thinking skills.


  36. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    Absurd ad for the Payton clouting, won’t tell you how he’ll fund anything guy. Besides, there’s something wrong with the hands of the person on the left.


  37. - Gooner - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    Thunder,

    Your use of the tedious term “kool aid” pretty much rules out the chance that you’ve ever done any critical thinking.


  38. - Team Sleep - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    Stop it with the Kool Aid!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv5fYWy3H9Q


  39. - southwest - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    Sorry to hear that Gooner - are your kids liberal? Mine used to play/watch a lot of sports until she became an overachieving, hardworking capitalist! Now, she is a little too busy working her way through college to get involved with anything except her future.


  40. - Gooner - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Tragically, it appears that Young Ms. Southwest inherited the “no sense of humor gene” from her parents.

    Hopefully she will come home from college soon so the two of you can sulk together.


  41. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 3:03 pm:

    Pretty lame


  42. - haverford - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    Good to know that the College GOP are just as out of touch with people their age as the big kid GOP are with all the rest of us.


  43. - walker - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 3:17 pm:

    No need for personal attacks on commenters and families. Let’s try to avoid the spreading end of campaign crankiness.


  44. - Under Further Review - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    Keeping beating your head against a brick wall Bill. You seem to enjoy it.


  45. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    @ Gooner: Arsenal v. Burnley, even so, still worried. not enough goals v.Sunderland.


  46. - Gooner - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 4:34 pm:

    Amalia, Exactly.

    Sunderland gave up eight the week before, and then we come in and they give up one, and then Mannone bungled a second one in at about the 93rd minute?

    Sunderland easily could have won.

    This is the worst Arsenal side I’ve ever seen. Injuries are part of it (you can’t lose two defenders, Ozil, Walcott, Ramsey and Giroud and still expect to play at top level) but there also hasn’t been much heart.

    They really blew it when they didn’t sign Fabregas. He would have take the captain’s armband back and demanded effort.

    Right now the only one that seems to care is Alexis Sanchez.

    It is going to be a long year.


  47. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 5:57 pm:

    @Gooner, new physio guy for the Gunners clearly not working out. ridiculous number of injuries. only hope is that FIFA money rules catch up with City and Chelsea so they can stop buying players and gaming the system, like with Lampard on the transfer from the new NYC MLS team. unlike most governments, Arsenal is a fiscally sound shop. small solace as the look at the top four is still up.


  48. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 6:32 pm:

    @ Gooner, also, since one has to fire up the internet to watch anything but Chelsea QPR for the second match on Saturday morning, I may strongly consider watching lots of Stoke West Ham, two of the most rough fan bases ever. could be amusing.


  49. - walker - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 7:27 pm:

    Amalia and Gooner: I am still crying over Fulham’s departure. I might watch the USMNT v. Colombia just to see the old cottage again.

    Loyalty for lost causes seems to be a character defect of mine.


  50. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 7:51 pm:

    @ Walker, I too miss Fulham, as Craven Cottage is what Wrigley Field advocates think it is…historic and charming. where else does a team use something like Anne Boleyn’s home as a locker room? added bonus for me…Hugh Grant as a Fulham fan, often in the stands. but if you want a team in the Premier League while you wait for Fulham to come back up, choose Arsenal!!!!! Pick fiscal integrity over oligarch fueled football even if Arsenal seems always destined for 4th place at the most.


  51. - walker - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 8:05 pm:

    Amalia: In my grief period I try to watch smart, aggressive football, and do generally like Arsenal. 4th place in the EPL is a spot of honor.

    Last year the Spurs had some of that “English style” push, but lost it toward the end.


  52. - Amalia - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 10:05 pm:

    @ Walker….you CANNOT even like the Spurs. Gooner will be all over you as well!

    still loved watching Clint Dempsey play for Fulham. keep those memories and welcome to generally liking Arsenal!


  53. - walker - Thursday, Oct 30, 14 @ 10:32 pm:

    Dempsey? McBride is from my town, and I loved the Cottagers since a trip to London even before that. Arsenal it is then. See you.


  54. - Gooner - Friday, Oct 31, 14 @ 12:24 am:

    Amalia is right. There will be no praising of the Spuds here, for any reason.

    In fact, Rich should amend the standard warning to include “praise of Tottenham for any reason other than holding yet another quality riot”, along with sock puppetry and profanity, as a basis for permanent banishment.

    I’m glad to see that Walker has come around. Now that there are three of us, maybe Rich can start the morning with “Oohh to be a Gooner” as the selection. For some of us, that chant is beautiful music.

    Agree on Fulham too. Disappointed see them go down. They need new ownership.


  55. - Amalia - Friday, Oct 31, 14 @ 6:24 am:

    one, two, three….it’s a CapFax Arsenal caucus!!!!

    welcome to the world of Nick Hornby (read Fever Pitch), Ian Poulter, Queen Elizabeth, Piers Morgan (great to read his Twitter feed during matches) Idris Elba and millions more….Arsenal fans all just hoping for a fourth place finish.

    in deference to Walker, we can agree to virtually meet at McBride’s pub to tip a few.


  56. - walker - Friday, Oct 31, 14 @ 9:17 am:

    My ears don’t read clearly. I didn’t get ’til just, now gooners and gunners. Shoulda known.


  57. - Gooner - Friday, Oct 31, 14 @ 9:35 am:

    On that topic, this is what my living room tends to sound like many Saturday mornings, as we Gooners back the Gunners:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjM_PWBSkz0


  58. - Amalia - Friday, Oct 31, 14 @ 2:16 pm:

    counting the days to St. Totteringham’s day. look it up Walker. it’s a very snarky holiday created by an Arsenal fan who is a particle physicist! Remember, the only good spud is one to eat!


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