Bizarre and Big-Ticket Political Ads Flood California Airwaves in Recall Election’s Final Weekend

"They wanted to have a calmer presentation." "I would have gone with perhaps stronger wording," he said.
Newsom has a sizable lead in the most recent polls.” />
The blurb is the handiwork of Fred Davis, the Republican consultant known for bizarro attention-grabbers, most notably the "demon sheep" ad for Senate candidate Carly Fiorina in 2010.
on Tuesday. Gavin Newsom is spending millions of dollars on ads from a series of prominent Democrats — Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and, biggest of all, Barack Obama. The campaign to defend Gov. Mail-in ballots and drop-off ballots must be returned and polls will close at 8 p.m. The ads note that one of the key funders is Reed Hastings, the Netflix co-CEO who gave $3 million to the support the anti-recall effort.
The same committee has also produced an ad in which a small dog chases its tail, as the narrator vents frustrations about taxes and homelessness.
Gold is a former drug and alcohol counselor and a longtime listener of Elder's radio show. He said the "stolen girlfriend" line is based on a true story, but he did not want to go into the details, other than to say it was not in high school.
"We’re the peasants. We're just the peasants." We really don’t matter. "It goes back to the age of lords and kings and queens," he said.
When the ad was first posted on Twitter on Wednesday, several commenters suggested that Gold seek therapy.
"It was in college, if I'm not mistaken," he said. It’s an irrelevancy for me." "It was a long time ago.
John Cox brought back Tag, the Kodiak bear who has served as a campaign mascot, for an ad that ends with the line: "Does a bear sh*t in the woods?" The Republican candidates have less money than the incumbent, and so have to work harder to attract attention with their spots.
Said the Washington Post: "There may be no more memorable opening to a political commercial this year."
In an interview with Variety on Thursday, Gold said that the ad-makers actually had to tone down his anger at the governor.
Brimming with rage, Gold addresses Newsom directly: "You remind me of the guy in high school who took my girlfriend, then went onto the next girl. You still think you’re better than everyone else."
"We're going around in circles! "STOP!!!" Why are we keeping this guy!?" the narrator shrieks.
One in particular, starring Los Angeles resident Brent Gold, has attracted a lot of attention for its opening line. But in this election, the weirdest ads have come from a committee associated with Larry Elder.
Gold said the point is that he considers Newsom to be an elitist.
Gavin Newsom while some of the Republican challengers have turned to shock and outrage to stretch their limited dollars further. In the final weekend of the California gubernatorial recall campaign, political ads are everywhere. 14 has brought out Democrat A-listers to defend Gov. The last push before the voting period ends on Sept.

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