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Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

Republican Messaging Mastermind Insists He's Not Racist

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Fred Davis always loved putting on a show. As a boy, he recruited his siblings and neighbor kids to perform in the plays he wrote and staged in the fa...

Jason Linkins

Forecasters Predict Spending On Campaign Ads Will Reach Nightmarish Levels In 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Here's some good news for people who work in broadcast television: the 2012 campaign season is ramping up, and it seems that your sector of the economy is about to be stimulated. By billions of terrible political ads!

Jason Linkins

'Demon Sheep' Ad Man Finds His New Muse | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Davis is the Republican ad man best known for producing two of the campaign season's strangest ads -- the Carly Fiorina "Demon Sheep" ad which st...

Political Ads 2010: Reviewing The Best With The Maker Of 'Demon Sheep'

Mother Jones | Dave Gilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Election Day is still a few weeks away, but the 2010 campaign season has already produced plenty of memorable--or at least unforgettable--political ad...

Sam Stein

Carly Fiorina Gets The Demon Sheep Treatment From DSCC, California Democrats | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The concept of Demon Sheep ages well. Months after GOP California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina made her primary opponent Tom Campbell famous by ma...

The Mitt & Meg Show: "Taking Care of Business"

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Billionaire Meg Whitman, the seeming political cipher who would be governor of California, is purchasing endless amounts of unanswered advertising.

Jason Linkins

The Craziest Political Campaign Ads From Across The Country (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the great things this age of rapidly uploadable media allows is for cheap advertising. It also allows you, the reader, to turn the crazy ad that might not get attention into something in which the whole world can delight.

Sam Stein

Demon Sheep Ad Man Strikes Again, Morphs Boxer Into A Blimp (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are no demon sheep in this advertisement; nor derisive comparisons of Barack Obama to Paris Hilton. But the quirky political ad man who produced...

Demon Sheep: DeVore Campaign Promotes Online 'Hunting Spree'

Talking Points Memo | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California state Rep. Chuck DeVore, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Senate, has a fun online activity going on today: Asking visitors to...

Jason Linkins

Campbell Surges Ahead In CA Senate Race, Despite/Because Of Bonkers Demon Sheep Ad | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three weeks ago, California Senate contender Carly Fiorina unleashed the most talked-about political attack of the campaign year, assailing her primar...

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

Jason Linkins

Luckily For Carly Fiorina's 'Demon Sheep' Ad, Her Competitors' Responses Have Been Terrible | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's say that the person you are competing against in the California GOP Senate primary releases a political advertisement that is expensive and dera...

Sam Stein

DSCC Tries To Get In On Demon Sheep Craze | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats want to get in on the "demon sheep" craze sweeping the political world. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a strategic G...

Can the DNC Re-Engage Obama's Millennial Army With Gen44?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

With Election 2010 looming and things looking dark for Democratic representatives everywhere, how will the party recover its 2008 mojo, particularly w...

Jason Linkins

Carly Fiorina Campaign Promises Ads Even 'More Shocking' Than DEMON SHEEP | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things that makes me sad about Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" campaign ad is that I genuinely enjoy writing about campaign ads. Because the...

Carly Fiorina Camp: Ads More Shocking Than Demon Sheep To Come

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candidates take all sorts of abuse in campaign ads, but it's not every day that they're likened to menacing, red-eyed demon sheep. [...] Don't be surp...

Jason Linkins

Fiorina 'Demon Sheep' Ad's Artistic Inspiration REVEALED | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I won't be the first to make note of this, but I'm grateful to email tipster Michael H., who points out that Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" attack ad -...