Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cartwright hits Holden ON THE ISSUES

Tim Holden has aired 2 TV spots going after Matt Cartwright about things that have nothing to do with the duties of a member of Congress. One was tapping into the emotions of the Kids for Cash or as I call it the Juvie Brothers scandal that worked very well in the last DA's race. Cartwright gave money to Conahan and Ciavarella just like many lawyers did well before we knew how evil they were. Another argument to choose judge's on merit but that is another post. The second said you should vote against him because he is well off financially, really. Maybe Matt should bring that boat north and park it at the slip in Nesbitt Park and rename it "Hung Jury."

Yesterday Cartwright started airing what is called in the business a contrast ad but it doesn't attack Holden personally but objects some of the votes he has cast.

Tim Holden voted no on the Affordable Care Act. The most important piece of social legislation that every Democratic President since Harry Truman has been trying to achieve. It's not perfect but it is a start. I don't know how someone can call themselves a Democrat then vote against denying health care coverage for 30+ million of people. Then there is the Haliburton loophole that just may poison all of our water.

At this point I was going to post the latest Cartwright ad from his YouTube site but when I tried to I got this.

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WTF! I'm trying to broadcast your ad on my blog giving you some free media and I can't. Whoever made that decision should be taken to the woodshed.

I had a bunch of other points to make but I will skip it now.


Pope George Ringo said...

Your final paragraph illuminates exactly what the problem with Cartwright's campaign is---unorganized.
He may very well have valid points on the Affordable care Act and on and on but Holden in what I consider to be a brilliant move is connecting Cartwright to the kids for cash scandal.
Remember, K for C was the sole issue that trumped an incumbent District Attorney who all pundits (including her own campaign organization) felt was safely on her way to another term. Given the inexperience of her opponent the K for C formula proves all the more effective.
My prediction, and if I'm wrong I am wrong, is that Holden will best Cartwright simply on the Kids for Cash issue and that's that.
Campaigns are not won on issues but on the ability of an opponent to place a negative label on his rival. That's the real world---justly or unjustly.
Bless You all!

Anonymous said...

I'm sold. I'm voting for Cartwright.

SMcL. said...

I've had some people say to me that the negative Holden ads actually turned them off Holden and on to Cartwright. We'll see what wins out on election day, effect or countereffect.

John said...

thank you for great posting.