Open Thread: Creating the first Anti-Deval Campaign Ad for the Great Un-Deval Candidate

(Let’s get cracking. – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

OK folks the time to get to work is now. We need to start visualizing the first anti-Deval political ad. At this point I don’t care if the candidate is Republican, Democrat or Independent. The recent appointment of former legal advisor from the bad old days of the Big Dig has to be the impetus for all of us. So I’m going to start sketching out an ad with the hope that some young Web 2.0 savvy kid can piece together a viral video.

Let us begin.

Video of Patrick on the Campaign Trail 2006 cut

“Let them hear that on Beacon Hill”

B-Roll Patrick Robo Calls for Diane Wilkerson

Video of Patrick speaking. Video quoting Deval’s “famous” Globe op-ed on the tunnel collapse. “The failure of the Big Dig, in other words is a failure of politics-as-usual…The Big Dig culture of Beacon Hill allowed corners to be cut and oversight to be lax.”

Cut to Globe headline “Possible transport pick stirs questions.” Cut video of Matt Amorello and his attorney James Aloisi.

Video of Patrick from 2006 criticing Romney and Healey for doing nothing about property taxes.

Clip of news story about how Deval has added state jobs and personal secretaries.

Final punch line, something like this:

Deval Patrick isn’t the change we were looking for.

I await a group effort on this. Let’s put on a show folks.  

About Karl Marx

Left wing libertarian conservative.
  • Vote3rdpartynow

    If I am not mistaken Governor Deval Patrick is up against a mid-term review.  Being that he is soon to have been in office for two years it might be nice to look back upon his accomplishments as well.  Perhaps we can site the Boston Globe endorsement that so resoundingly praised him as the answer to all our problems of 16 years of Republican leadership.  The endorsement is found here: http://www.boston.com/news/loc

    From that Boston Globe endorsement I quote:

    The issues dominating the campaign have, until quite recently, been sideshows – ugly distractions from the central questions voters have about Massachusetts: Can I afford to stay here? Can I learn, and grow, and prosper? Patrick and Murray have offered a solid and achievable plan for continued improvements in education; investments in new technologies, especially in energy and biotechnology; expanded housing development to lower prices; and tax relief where it counts: the regressive and spiraling property tax.

    Despite claims by his opponents that Patrick has made a long, budget-busting list of promises to special interests, his immediate priorities are rather modest. He wants to add 1000 police officers to local communities (Cost: $85 million, or less than one-half of one percent of the total state budget.) He wants to expand the circuit-breaker limit on property taxes for the elderly so that more residents are eligible (cost: $60 million). He wants to implement the state’s landmark universal health care law – slowly and carefully, without drama. Other more sweeping investments, in universal early education, for example, will have to wait until the economy rebounds.

    The Boston Globe states that Patrick’s and Murray’s plans for improvement are “solid and achievable” and even “modest”.  So where is the solid and achievable progress in reducing property taxes?  And what has happened to the 1,000 new police officers he promised?  I guess those promises were only as solid and achievable as the revenue stream that was there to offer them.  As soon as the economy turned south Deval Patrick was lost and could offer nothing.  So it seems that the change we needed was not to be found in Deval Patrick, but rather in the taking and using of public funds for social programs that suit special interests.

    A campaign to expose Deval Patrick as an empty suit is a wonderful idea – all we have to do is show people how thoroughly ineffective he has been.  Perhaps it could be titled “KEEP THE CHANGE”.

  • Karl Marx

    One would think that books are written when out of office. Does Deval think he can write a book and govern a high tech, high income state?

    Does anyone have any good ideas to play off of Deval’s semi-famous retort to Healey “Why don’t you get off your high horse.”

  • Empedocles

    Just have a scrolling list of all his promises on the screen. After listing each one just have the announcer say “broken.”

    Add 1000 new police officers  

    Cut the Property Tax

    Restore local aid to pre-2000 levels

    Give excise and sales tax credits for consumer purchases of energy efficient cars and appliances

    Repair sewers and storm drains, and modernize our water infrastructure

    Increase resources to run the state’s clean-up program for toxic substances

    Invest in high quality, public transportation

    Increase funding to protect and manage natural areas and open space

    Replace our state auto fleet with hybrids or other fuel-efficient vehicles

    Invest in workforce development and training, brownfields redevelopment, and cultural facilities

    Provide wireless Internet access from anywhere in the State

    Provide free, full-day Kindergarten programs for all 5-year-olds in Massachusetts

    Fund extended school day initiatives, including additional compensation to teachers and other professionals,

    Reduce class sizes

    Expand professional development programs for teachers

    Invest in expansion and development of public colleges and universities

    Invest in the maintenance and construction of public housing

    End homelessness