The Jim Oberweis campaign has made a 500-point ad buy on broadcast TV in the Chicago media market that is started on Saturday.
The buy includes ads on ABC 7, NBC 5, CBS 2, WGN 9, Fox 32 as well as a cable buy across the entire District.
The ad focuses on comments Rep. Lauren Underwood made during a recent candidates’ interview with the Chicago Sun Times Editorial Board. During the interview she refused to condemn rioting and instead talked about “beautiful protests.”
“Rioting and looting and violence are not ‘beautiful’,” Oberweis said. “I have consistently stood up for law enforcement. I have advocated for defending our police – not defunding them and I have called for an end to the violence. My opponent has been given numerous opportunities to condemn the violence, but she continues to refuse to do so.”
It’s sole mission is to “enrage” the old, angry, white voters that not only look like Oberweis, but vote, old, angry, and white.
If you recognize what this ad is, and what it’s trying to do, it’s a solid B+.
To the content, the grab can be easily, and is in this ad, to continually lump the bad actors doing criminal activity, and making clear by the way this ad is… black lives matter… aren’t worthy of their message.
I mean, Oberweis is about racially charged politics, choosing white issues, be they about helicopters and stadiums, or running this ad to make clear his racial thoughts.
He’s running for a federal office, again? Is this his 5th time? I guess he’s going to just keep spending until he buys himself a seat at the table…
Interesting ad though, a B. Pulling one from the Trump playbook, which tells you a lot.
=== So sad and should not be allowed. Race baiting on the part of a old white man should not be legal.===
That’s a bad take.
I want folks like Oberweis to tell me who they are. I promise I’ll believe him.
It’s ads like these, and this era, the only good I’ve found since Rauner (honesty to governing and the purposeful hurting for an agenda) and Trump is the brazen way(s) that both Raunerites (even today) and Trunpkins overtly tell me how awful their takes are.
I thank them.
This ad I rated a B+ specifically because the overt racial message to the old angry white voters like Oberweis is appreciated. I know Oberweis has learned nothing.
I give it no better than a C. If the views of the district were aligned with Oberweis it would probably be an A. But once again he proves that he’s out of touch with the voters. Scare the old white people isn’t going to get you elected in the 14th.
” It’s sole mission is to “enrage” the old, angry, white voters that not only look like Oberweis, but vote, old, angry, and white.” “This ad I rated a B+ specifically because the overt racial message to the old angry white voters like Oberweis is appreciated. I know Oberweis has learned nothing.”
B+ for what it sets out to do with its audience. F for humanity.
- Jose Abreu's Next Homer - Tuesday, Sep 22, 20 @ 9:10 am:
This ad in of itself has all of the hallmarks of being racist that I can’t help but wonder what the other pitches looked like. At least they decided not to run the one that featured a monkey.
This ad comes out after the Illinois GOP is trying to defend a candidate that was blatantly and overtly racist and homophobic and the only think the candidate is actually sorry about is being caught being so racist and homophobic.
Is this the only thing this guy is running on? As rich as he is and the best thing he can do is throw a negative ad that is blatantly racist on the air with the hopes that reminding white people living in the district that Lauren Underwood is black, and hoping that those same white people are incapable of understanding nuance around the discussion of BLM protests and won’t recognize these remarks as being taken completely out of context?
I give this ad a D. Passing, but barely. This is going to do more damage to his campaign than help it, but I could be wrong. Maybe they have some great data that demonstrates that the voters of that congressional district will respond positively to an add that’s entire message is steeped in racism.
Amateur editing job of slicing and dicing Lauren’s words. Racist and childish slandering. Just what Zi would expect from Oberweis.
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Tuesday, Sep 22, 20 @ 2:01 pm:
Do you take points off for handing in incomplete work?
Saw the Zoom meeting. What Underwood said in response to Tom McNamee’s question about the charge that Underwood had not condemned the violence at 23:23 She responds: “And I don’t think that kind of violence has anyplace in our communities and certainly in a way that intimidated or distracts people’s protest.
Then she goes on today how she isn’t calling for defunding the police but she is focused on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
The statement Underwood made was ill-advised and this will leave a mark. If it’s untrue she can try to get stations not to run it. Otherwise, it’s a solid ad (agree on the B+ grade). Just because you don’t think it’s fair or the game should be played by different rules, I’m sorry. [Insert ‘this ain’t beanbag’ quote here.]
Well as an old white guy i guess this ad is meant for me. I give it a C is same old same old. I voted Hultgren last time. He blew the race. I am voting Underwood this time. She actually seems to know her district and I think represents it very well. I was happily surprised by her work and work ethic. i sure as heck hope the Republican party is done with Oberweise. But I guess every county needs its Harold Stassen.
I have seen the interview provided by Wolf but could not find the segment you referred to when she condemned the riots and violence. As far as I could tell she only mentioned the person from her district to attacked the protesters in Wisconsin but nothing about the overall riots themselves.
Did I miss something? If so give me the time in the interview that she did as you say.
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Sep 23, 20 @ 6:24 am:
===As far as I could tell she only mentioned the person from her district to attacked the protesters in Wisconsin but nothing about the overall riots themselves.===
Yes she does. She talked about Rittenhouse, and uses this sad event to segue to a comment about overall violence in general. The statement is more poignant because apparently Rittenhouse is from her district.
Here: 23:23 “And I don’t think that kind of violence has anyplace in our communities and certainly in a way that intimidated or distracts people’s protest.
== A better response would have been to say she condemns rioting and looting, but many protests have been peaceful and the right of Americans to peacefully assembly and express their opinions is sacred.==
Yes but it’s obvious to me (and it should be obvious to everyone) she was talking about peaceful demonstrators, not looters.
She does seem awkward in her response which Oberweis’ team took advantage of.
The narrator: “Riots are not beautiful. They are ugly.”
Well Underwood didn’t say riots were beautiful. Sheesh.