Of course, when Herseth Sandlin realized she really actually honestly was behind in the polls, the Democrats came up with Kristi Noem's driving record, (which is not good).
There were a lot of cushy feel-good ads from both sides. They didn't say much.
Then there was the "it's a trick alright"
Of course, she has at times voted more conservatively than 53 percent of the House, because Nancy allowed it.
But then came the following ad...Sorry Stephanie...
This was the ad I had been waiting to see.
And then there came the board game ad (I call it the bored game ad).
Can't seem to get it to post in correct width. See it here.
I'm not thrilled with this ad. I don't think a campaign ought to be child's play. The ad didn't work for me.
About this time, the Rasmussen Poll finds Noem returning to the top of the race...just barely.
But she followed with the hard-hitting ad below:
Which caused the inevitable (and ungrammatical) negative from Stephanie:
There's a lot to digest here. I've said I think this race is going to be very close, too close for Rasmussen to call. But, I believe Stephanie's decision to re-address the issue of Noem's driving record may backfire...right when she needs the opposite.
The Democratic Party has thrown Herseth Sandlin under the bus and taken some promised, and needed dough. Noem is collecting money faster and for the moment has the more effective message. It is yet to be seen whether Herseth Sandlin's speeding ticket ad will produce the results they need. Personally, I think the voters are sick of it.
There are a couple of Herseth Sandlin ads that I do like. They follow:
And, reluctantly, I'll say this was probably an effective ad:
My only problem with it is that I don't believe it's true. We have advertising people all over this blog...what say you Forumpians? Disregard the candidate...who's agency is doing the better job?