Ad War Update

Feb 22 2012 @ 7:30pm

Gingrich rolls out a 30-minute "Newtfomercial," explaining how he would achieve $2.50/gallon gasoline with "a whole new approach." The soporific seminar will run in "key cities" through Super Tuesday: 

Grace Wyler rolls her eyes

The message is clearly one that resonates with Republican voters, but the ad itself is ridiculous. Thirty-second TV hits work for a reason — they get the message across and get the candidate wide exposure. Presumably most TV viewers don't want to be shanghaied into watching candidates pontificate for a half hour.

Back in Michigan, Santorum's Super PAC goes after Romney: 

And Obama's Super PAC does the same in a new spot, spotlighting Mitt's casual affinity for bankruptcy: 

Previous Ad War Updates from Feb 20, Feb 17, Feb 16, Feb 15, Feb 14, Feb 13, Feb 9, Feb 8, Feb 7, Feb 6, Feb 3, Feb 2, Feb 1, Jan 30, Jan 29, Jan 27, Jan 26, Jan 25, Jan 24, Jan 22, Jan 20, Jan 19, Jan 18, Jan 17, Jan 16 and Jan 12.