Very good introduction to the candidate. Includes issues that voters care about….working people, guns, corruption. Humanizes him. trouble is, in this race with so many candidates, the key is to get the biggest slice of the pie. Raoul gets that right now. Folks will have to find a way to go negative on him in ways that don’t increase his slice.
I actually think it’s pretty good, though I’d be interested in which “anti corruption” bill was featured in that Daily Herald piece. His dad is well known as one of the better class action attorneys around, for some context.
- West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:38 am:
When my kids headed out to school I’d tell them “Have a good day.” That seems to have worked out, none of them became politicians.
Way too long. He has no charisma. The content is fine, but his voice, his appearance, his image is very grating. He will not have enough money to buy a significant ad placement. Accordingly, it does not matter. He will get less than 2 percent.
Not bad a solid B; the “don’t take any crap” line is a thinly veiled attack on MJM and for that he has my respect.
- Trapped in the 'burbs - Tuesday, Nov 14, 17 @ 9:52 am:
This ad, with his one article about prosecuting one low level public employee and his other meager, claimed accomplishments, strengthen my opinion that Drury is a political dilettante with an over-inflated sense of self. After this primary, he can claim his status as a former legislator, former candidate for governor and AG as well as former federal prosecutor. Hopefully, he can also soon be a former resident of Illinois. Goodbye, good riddance to a true Rauner democrat.
This ad is digital only. That is fundamentally a different animal than a TV spot. Way too many folks are grading these digital spots incorrectly because they don’t understand the difference.
A successful digital spot must be concise and grab people quickly - within a few seconds, otherwise you won’t engage people scrolling past on their phones - and it must work without sound, since 85 percent of digital video ads are viewed without sound.
This Drury spot - like the Biss spot posted a couple weeks ago, like way too much of what political campaigns are putting online - doesn’t do those things that a digital spot must fundamentally do.
Ad is too long, Way too long. But over all a good intro to a candidate running for an important state job-a name that few voters already know about. Promising he’ll take it to the “Old Boy’s Club” is always a good election starting message for most of this state’s residents top to bottom.
W Flag, thank you for pointing out my insensitive comment. I had no idea. Regardless, I do feel that establishment Dems like him are not good for our party. He’s drenched in special interest and will not receive my vote. I hope his treatment is successful.
The ad is decent. Relative to how many insiders see him I think he looks good in this spot. I know he’s one of the favored punching bags around these parts but if someone doesn’t know who he his - this is a good intro. Problem is very few of those people will likely see this ad. His people did him a favor in keeping him to a script. Solid B.