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(Politico)   So, Mitt Romney isn't even contesting Minnesota, but Obama's campaign is worried enough there to buy a huge amount of air time for commercials. Concerned yet?   (politico.com) divider line 89
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2012-10-18 10:53:33 AM
But perhaps a bigger reason is that the pro-Romney Super PAC American Future Fund has spent $1.5 million in Minnesota since Labor Day, including $350,000 this week.

So, "Romney" isn't "contesting" Minnesota, but, "Psuedo-Rmoney" appears to be.
 
2012-10-18 10:54:07 AM
It's a $50K ad buy. Hardly bank-breaking.
 
2012-10-18 10:55:34 AM
I've seen a bunch of Obama ads here in New York. Somehow I don't think he's worried about losing this state. It sounds like it's Romney's people who are concerned, given the much larger Super PAC buys there.
 
2012-10-18 10:55:57 AM
GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.
 
2012-10-18 10:56:18 AM
The repubs are trying to get the base out to vote in the Marriage Amendment which has recently started trending in polling as being shot down.

Nothing to see here... move on. Honestly Minnesota hasn't voted for a Republican president since nineteen farking seventy-two.
 
2012-10-18 10:56:25 AM
NY Times blog 538 says he's got a 93% chance of winning the state.
 
2012-10-18 10:57:49 AM

NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.


Yup. If people think it's in the bag, they won't turn out.

And I believe Minnesota's 6th District needs some *special* attention.
 
2012-10-18 11:03:16 AM

Speaker2Animals: NY Times blog 538 says he's got a 93% chance of winning the state.


96.3%
 
2012-10-18 11:03:49 AM
It kinda sucks in that my vote for president will never matter but gosh darnit it is nice being in an extremely "safe" state. The only presidential ads I see are the rare national buys.
 
2012-10-18 11:04:01 AM
Hey, f*cktardmitter. I invested heavily in stocks when Obama took office. I have made killing since 2009. How about you suck a dick and learn something?

/sh*t, I just fell for a troll headline
 
2012-10-18 11:04:33 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.

Yup. If people think it's in the bag, they won't turn out.

And I believe Minnesota's 6th District needs some *special* attention.


THIS
 
2012-10-18 11:05:51 AM

astro716: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.

Yup. If people think it's in the bag, they won't turn out.

And I believe Minnesota's 6th District needs some *special* attention.

THIS


Farkers from that area say she's pretty much unbeatable and a succinct representation of that part of the state.
 
2012-10-18 11:06:31 AM
Obama has a campaign war chest so big (with more and more donations coming in every day) it'd be a genuine struggle to spend it all. Throwing a little extra money around states he leading in already is no big deal.
 
2012-10-18 11:07:22 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.

Yup. If people think it's in the bag, they won't turn out.

And I believe Minnesota's 6th District needs some *special* attention.


Yes to all. Because everyone's favorite wingnut is winning in the polls again. An ad buy to get Dems to polls is what this is about; Romney doesn't have a very strong chance of taking the state, particularly as the Vote No marriage amendment has backfired significantly in that it has galvanized support in the opposition.
 
2012-10-18 11:08:43 AM
Yeah I think it's really more about support for the state races (Cravaaaaack really needs to eabod) and getting turnout to stomp the shiat out of the marriage amendment.
 
2012-10-18 11:10:50 AM
Nope
 
2012-10-18 11:14:51 AM
The Obama house of cards is crumbling beneath the weight of the poor economy.

They're flailing about trying to avoid a look of panic and desperation.

Or, they're trying to reach Wisconsin voters through big border-state media outlets.

Either way, heh, heh, heh.
 
2012-10-18 11:16:14 AM

NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.


insert hipster image macro pointing up, or saying "this"
 
2012-10-18 11:19:02 AM
Minnesota sits next to Iowa and Wisconsin, two important swing states. Media outreach doesn't magically stop at the border. Buy airtime in SE Minny at a discount rate, and you hit parts of both in one fell swoop.
 
2012-10-18 11:20:09 AM

NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.

 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-10-18 11:20:48 AM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Minnesota sits next to Iowa and Wisconsin, two important swing states. Media outreach doesn't magically stop at the border. Buy airtime in SE Minny at a discount rate, and you hit parts of both in one fell swoop.


Plus a significant number of western Wisconsin residents watch Twin Cities or Duluth TV.
 
2012-10-18 11:20:53 AM

dletter: But perhaps a bigger reason is that the pro-Romney Super PAC American Future Fund has spent $1.5 million in Minnesota since Labor Day, including $350,000 this week.

So, "Romney" isn't "contesting" Minnesota, but, "Psuedo-Rmoney" appears to be.


Done in one.
 
2012-10-18 11:21:44 AM
Is this your first election?
 
2012-10-18 11:24:12 AM
FYI, Twin Cities stations are watched by a good chunk of western Wisconsin.

Also, why wouldn't they spend at least some money to keep people motivated?
 
2012-10-18 11:24:22 AM
$57,000 is nothing in media terms.
 
2012-10-18 11:24:42 AM
I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.
 
2012-10-18 11:24:44 AM
Is OP trolling? OP's gotta be trolling.
 
2012-10-18 11:25:25 AM

birchman: Nope


Classic projection, Dumbmitter.
 
2012-10-18 11:27:15 AM

Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.


You know Amy Klobuchar is leading by like 20 points right?
 
2012-10-18 11:28:01 AM

Saiga410: It kinda sucks in that my vote for president will never matter but gosh darnit it is nice being in an extremely "safe" state. The only presidential ads I see are the rare national buys.


Indeed. It's one of the few advantages I have of living in Texas.
 
2012-10-18 11:34:33 AM
macromeme.com 

With the quality of greenlights lately, I sense a Freeper disturbance in the Fark force
 
2012-10-18 11:34:53 AM
Hey Subby:

Go f**k yourself.
 
2012-10-18 11:35:18 AM

YodaTuna: Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.

You know Amy Klobuchar is leading by like 20 points right?


How long did it take you to type this response? I'm guessing maybe 10 seconds, which is time you'll never, ever get back.

Kinda like me...
 
2012-10-18 11:37:51 AM

tnpir: Indeed. It's one of the few advantages I have of living in Texas.


It's funny though. Here in the suburbs north of Dallas, I'm seeing a sh*tload of pro Obama bumper stickers and yard signs.
 
2012-10-18 11:40:52 AM

YodaTuna: Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.

You know Amy Klobuchar is leading by like 20 points right?


Shhh.. He thinks Bachmann is a senator. It's adorable
 
2012-10-18 11:42:44 AM

GameSprocket: FYI, Twin Cities stations are watched by a good chunk of western Wisconsin.

Also, why wouldn't they spend at least some money to keep people motivated?


Also this... next thing you know, we'll have a thread about the craziness of Indiana politicians buying ad time on Chicago TV stations!!!
 
2012-10-18 11:43:37 AM
The Democrats have a stated goal of ousting 4 specifics "tea party friendly" congressmen and senators. I don't remember them all but Michelle Bachman is one of them. By getting democrats out to vote for Obama, you help the downticket candidates too.
 
2012-10-18 11:43:37 AM

Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.


Have you considered leaving your echo-chamber and experiencing the real world?
 
2012-10-18 11:44:11 AM

YodaTuna: Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.

You know Amy Klobuchar is leading by like 20 points right?


Polls lie.
 
2012-10-18 11:44:18 AM

Girl From The North Country: The repubs are trying to get the base out to vote in the Marriage Amendment which has recently started trending in polling as being shot down.

Nothing to see here... move on. Honestly Minnesota hasn't voted for a Republican president since nineteen farking seventy-two.


Seriously. The only state in the union that didn't go red in 1984.
 
2012-10-18 11:45:34 AM
 
2012-10-18 11:48:44 AM

Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota in my mother's basement who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.

 
2012-10-18 11:50:16 AM
Tardmitter:
There's these things called "down ticket races." This may come as a complete and total shock for you, but there's other offices up for election in November besides just the Presidency.
 
2012-10-18 11:51:41 AM

Girl From The North Country: YodaTuna: Noam Chimpsky: I don't know anyone in Minnesota who's voting for Obama. Senator biatchy Claws gonna lose, too.

You know Amy Klobuchar is leading by like 20 points right?

Shhh.. He thinks Bachmann is a senator. It's adorable


I noticed the other day that even the ultra-rednecks in Lake Elmo didn't have any Bachmann signs. I wonder what the deal is with that? One house has the entire yard filled with signs for conservative politicians and anti-abortion messages, yet no Bachmann sign. Is she not doing signs this time around?
 
2012-10-18 11:51:41 AM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Minnesota sits next to Iowa and Wisconsin, two important swing states. Media outreach doesn't magically stop at the border. Buy airtime in SE Minny at a discount rate, and you hit parts of both in one fell swoop.


Thank you, saved me the typing.
 
2012-10-18 11:52:09 AM
No. Obama is advertising heavily here in Illinois, too. I'll be shocked if Romney gets 40% of the vote in this state.

/only Romney ads I see are from stations with a K in their name (across the river)
 
2012-10-18 11:52:46 AM

Clowns are a Ten: Here's what I found on Google regarding media markets. Seems MN and WI share a few.


and iowa, also an important swing state
 
2012-10-18 11:53:04 AM

NowhereMon: GOTV to fire up dems and bolster down ticket races and referendums.


This. Even though Silver has NC going to Romney, we're seeing huge numbers of both Romney and Obama ads every single day, both on the TV and radio. Our local county Republican party even sent door-knocking people around last night asking who we were going to vote for.

/disappointed them greatly
//not attractive women at all either
 
2012-10-18 11:55:35 AM
If Minnesota is truly in play, wouldn't that make Mitt a fool to not contest it?
 
2012-10-18 12:03:23 PM

FuturePastNow: No. Obama is advertising heavily here in Illinois, too. I'll be shocked if Romney gets 40% of the vote in this state.

/only Romney ads I see are from stations with a K in their name (across the river)


Seeing how people are so interconnected, it makes sense to advertise everywhere. I would put at least 1/4 of my advertising budget in areas I know that I will win and areas that I know I have no chance of winning. To a degree, you have to approach the populace as one linked psyche.
 
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