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15 October 2008 @ 03:57 pm
Political schadenfreude  
McCain abandons advertising in Wisconsin!
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
iasmin de cordobaiasmin on October 15th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
You know, the word "abandon" in this context is really just...odd. I find myself wondering how I could have been living under a rock for so long. I don't remember all this baloney the last several times I've voted for a president. Is this the new thing? Is this a new language? Why do I suddenly feel like going and sitting on my porch and finding some kids to yell at to get off my lawn?
eithni: meaneithni on October 15th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
See, I think of it as "abandon ship" more than "abandon a child" - there's more of a sense of desperation about it. ;)
teffanteffan on October 15th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Actually, McCain is not abandoning the ads: the RNC, campaign-independent, is cutting out. But they have much more $ than McCain's campaign itself so the net effect should be the same :)
dread_exdread_ex on October 16th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Get out and take John Gard and The Attorney General with you!
quaintessimal: GIRquaintessimal on October 16th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
McCain pulled out of Michigan earlier on, and there are still a fair number of ads run by the RNC and other special interest groups.

Living in the state capital really sucks around election time: it's running about 3/4:1 political to regular commercial ads on TV during prime time right now. We've also got a miserably contentious state senate race and the negative ads are pretty much continuous.