ABC's of Ad: Former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is out with his new ad, but, perhaps, he should have had someone spell-check it first. Grab your red marker and see if you can find the mistake:
Did you find it? Here's a hint: it's in the first 5 seconds of the ad. It's also a good thing this ad isn't about education. It's about jobs. However, it's unfortunate because Branstad told me many of the young people featured in the ad were students of his at Des Moines University where he was president. It's curious to me how this mistake makes it on the air. But, then again, it's probably the same thing viewers say when they see a mistake on the news, too. In case you haven't caught on yet, the sentence in the ad should be "it's about jobs", not "its about jobs".
Thanks to my 7th grade teacher at Belle Valley, Mrs. Birdsell, for all her spelling lessons:)
Chuck Culver: Speaking of oops... at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday, I stopped by the Iowa Democratic Party's booth to hear what Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine had to say. He admitted the climate out there with voters is "tough". He also said the Iowa caucuses will stay #1 when the DNC meets in St. Louis Thursday and Friday this week. About a presidential visit to Iowa before the election, he said, "I'm sure he will be here".
Kaine also talked about how important Iowa is to the president. Kaine said, "He's going to be really invested in the success of great candidates like Chuck, Roxanne, your state treasurer." Um, who's Chuck? I'm pretty sure he meant "Chet", as in Chet Culver, since Culver was standing right next to him. Perhaps, he was thinking of Chuck Grassley versus Roxanne Conlin in the U.S. Senate Race? The gov can't get any respect right now...
And what is going on at our Cast Your Kernel booth at the fair? Since day one, Branstad has been leading Culver in our "just for fun", head-to-head match up by about 72% to 28%. Yes, I know it's not scientific (sorry, just had to use it's one more time, although, it's an accident this time:). But does it show the feelings out there right now about what is going on? Perhaps, the fairgoers lean right, but Branstad's winning by 44%. Could that be right?
See you at the fair.