Archive for February 2008

Another Glenn McCullough Ad and some early analysis…

February 29, 2008

Better than the “Hoops” ad but I don’t understand the tactic, are you trying to build yourself up or go negative against Washington D.C.?

Here at ROM we are always 100% opposed to cheesy animation in political ad’s see our critique of Charlie Ross’ Fighter Ad from last year.

ROM Overall Grade: B

I have been looking for insight into how this race is going to shake down but nobody seems to know, looks like the numbers still favor Davis but there are a lot of heavy hitters that have yet to weigh in on the race, a quick look through all of my old notes from last year only show one note on McCullough and that he showed up to speak on behalf of Jeffrey Rupp at a number of forums during Rupp’s short run for SOS in which he garnered only 8% of the vote.  Interestingly enough Greg Davis was one of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s early supporters (we wrote a post about it here) anyone who knows anything about Mississippi Politics knows there are factions and cliques in the MSGOP it is pretty obvious that these two guys come from opposite sides but if the sides they chose on the SOS primary are any indication then one could assume that Davis’ group is much stronger.

Michelle Obama on how much she hates to be an American

February 29, 2008

This makes me want to throw up every time I watch it.

Hope My ASS!!!

I Hope you crawl back under the rock that you came from.

I was unaware that she had said it twice and the Milwaukee quote was worse but the media just plays the second clip because they love love love the empty suit Obama.

In Election 2008 Don’t forget the Angry White Man

February 22, 2008

In election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man

Aspen Times News
by Gary Hubbell, February 9, 2008

There is a great amount of interest in this year’s presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates — a woman and an African-American — while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party’s nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain.

Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working mothers to evangelical Christians.

There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.

His common traits are that he isn’t looking for anything from anyone — just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard.

The victimhood syndrome buzzwords — “disenfranchised,”

“marginalized” and “voiceless” — don’t resonate with him. “Press ‘one’ for English” is a curse-word to him.

He’s used to picking up the tab, whether it’s the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding.

He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not as a “living document” open to the whims and vagaries of a panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their lives.

The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn’t bother him.

The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina — he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter.

His last name and religion don’t matter. His background might be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian, and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in, but he considers himself a white American.

He’s a man’s man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf, spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and football teams and doesn’t ask for a penny. He’s the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck, design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip that light switch.

Women either love him or hate him, but they know he’s a man, not a dishrag. If they’re looking for someone to walk all over, they’ve got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens doors for women and says “Yes, sir”

and “No, ma’am.”

He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner.

He’s not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their race.

He’s willing to give everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and learn English.

Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off.

When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don’t pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.

He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It’s not that she is a woman. It’s that she is who she is.

It’s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the “poor me” attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves.

There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush.

He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum.

I like the kinder and gentler Charlie Ross.

February 20, 2008

Charlie Ross has done a lot of work to re-invent his image for this campaign, last year he was tough and this year he is a little softer. Nothing wrong with that it’s a simple branding strategy.

ROM Overall Grade = B


John Rounsaville on the Air

February 19, 2008

John Rounsaville is up in CD-03, I think it was a smart move to have his father deliver the message, John looks too young to really carry the message effectively is my guess.  Pretty good spot overall though, looks a little like what John Windsor tried to do back in the 07 primary which was stay off screen if you look 16.

ROM Overall Grade = B 

Travis Childers Mustache is plastered all over TV Screens in NE Mississippi

February 19, 2008

Travis Childers is up in MS-01 ROM overall Grade = D+ (His Mustache is KILLING ME) His mom sure has some big hair!

The ad is not very creative and pretty poorly produced very unflattering to both him and Mrs. Childers.

Greg Davis is also up in MS-01 ROM overall Grade = B+ good looking ad but you really have to jump off the screen to get an A from ROM

We still think Davis has the demographic edge in this race but are anxiously waiting media from Glenn McCullough.

If the race was a beauty contest then Macy Davis would be running away with it. Not too hard though when the Democrat is actually paying to have the above spot on the air.

We wouldn’t


Glenn McCullough has an ad up called “Hoops”

Not sure about this one at all, kind of bland but not bad in any way. ROM overall Grade = C+ 


Steve Holland is bad for Mississippi

February 14, 2008

A lot of credit goes to J. Everett Dutschke who had the courage to run against Holland in 2007 for some of these great videos.  I cant believe that this moron has the audacity to run for congress.  Oh well I like all our candidates in MS-01 bring him on.


Charlie Ross Continues to rack up endorsements in CD-03

February 14, 2008


On Wednesday, the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association formally endorsed Charlie Ross for his Third Congressional District campaign.

“Small businesses are the cornerstone of our Mississippi economy. The Hospitality and Restaurant Association works on a daily basis to help local businesses. While in the state legislature, I stood up for our small businesses and when I get to Washington, I will continue the fight,” Ross said. “I am very excited that the Hospitality and Restaurant Association has decided to endorse me for the Third Congressional District. Once again, this shows that pro-business, pro-jobs organizations know that I will be an effective pro-business, pro-jobs Congressman that gets things done. I am very grateful for this group’s support.”

The mission of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association is to unify, foster, promote, and protect the hospitality and food service industries. Currently, the association has 2,100 members.

Endorsements usually don’t mean much to me but we have quite a trend here, Club for Growth, Home Builders, Associated Builders and Contractors, I will assume that NRA is coming since they endorsed him in the primary for Lt. Gov.  His new ad is below.

I think this race has been Charlie’s to lose from the jump despite months of TV ads from Landrum that were pretty decent.  I still think that CR has the momentum and although this is no endorsement I personally feel that he would be a fine congressman.


No Senate Election until November…….Thank Goodness!

February 7, 2008

Clarion Ledger

The Mississippi Supreme court got the decision right yesterday so we can put off another grueling statewide race until the fall.  I for one applaud the court on the simple fact that we will get a slight break from yard signs, direct mail, and fundraising.

 The Democratic Party took there case to a friendly judge, who is apparently all wrapped up in scandal as it is and they got a biased ruling.  The 7-2 reversal of the supreme court proves that and all the kicking and screaming they are doing now is the stuff of sore losers.  You tried to pull a fast one and you didnt get your way.

I can’t say I am sorry for them,


Because Cash on Hand is King!

February 5, 2008

Updated COH numbers for MS-03 

1. David Landrum:  $244,361

2. John Rounsaville: $129,345

3. Charlie Ross: $100,684

4. Gregg Harper:  $96,611

This Race will come down to the wire.  We still like Ross at this point, but have very few problems with Landrum or Rounsaville.