RNC Stops Spending in WI

The McCain campaign hasn't given up on Wisconsin, but the Republican National Committee can read the poll numbers and believes its resources can best be spent elsewhere. The RNC is dropping its Wisconsin advertising to focus on holding onto states that voted for Bush four years ago.

Fortunately, with the use of answering machines and caller ID, it's possible for Wisconsinites to avoid the McCain campaign's obnoxious robocalls. I listened to about 5 seconds of a robotic attack upon Barack Obama's "Hollywood values" yesterday before pressing the delete button. If McCain's plan is to annoy voters into supporting him, it isn't working.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold called on McCain to work harder to stop the decline of his campaign into "something hateful and dangerous."

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    polticians (none / 0) (#1)
    by bocajeff on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 06:04:47 PM EST
    all you need to know about politicians can really be summed up in the Do-Not-Call law. They made themselves exempt so they can call (harass) as many times as they want while small businesses can't call...yeah, they are really looking out for your best interests....

    Also... (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 06:19:00 PM EST
    They have pulled out of Louisiana, essentially conceding the Senate seat to Landrieux. Kind of surprised it took them this long but guessing they didn't want to admit they had zero chance at a Senate pickup this election.

    Hollywood Values: (none / 0) (#3)
    by steviez314 on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 06:37:30 PM EST
    1.  Get financing from the Chinese.

    2.  Make something up that has nothing to do with reality.

    3.  At the end, the accountants tell you that EVERYONE lost money.

    Movies?  No.  The Bush Years.

    Robocalls & Lit (none / 0) (#4)
    by noonan on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 07:31:21 PM EST
    Full disclaimer: I'm running for WI Assembly (as a Dem since no one knows what "Progressive" means, which is sad in this state).

    Having stated that, why in the world would any Republican campaign waste their money sending me lit or robocalling? Not only do I get these things, but I'm getting two of everything - same name and address on stuff - trying to convince me that I should vote for McPalin. Who in their right mind is cutting their lists? If they are paying the same people to make the lists that are sending the lit, someone is making big bucks at McPalin's expense.

    Great news for us Badgers! (none / 0) (#5)
    by Cream City on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 08:42:17 PM EST
    Now, if the ubiquitous Obama ads would be pulled, too, I might turn on the teevee more often.

    Then I'd get to see a great ad by one of my local candidates for the legislature.  He's a longtime member of the lower house with a perfect attendance record, despite also being a very busy OB-GYN.

    His campaign slogan?  "He Delivers." :-)