Tim Pawlenty's ads are working so well he's not running them anymore

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Moments like this will be missing from Iowa televison.
Tim Pawlenty's campaign ads have made us laugh, they've made us cry. They've confused us, they've scared the hell out of us, they've induced our seizures. Now, they're going away.

In the clearest sign yet that the Pawlenty for President campaign is dead broke, he's going to stop running television ads in Iowa.

Pawlenty spokesman Alex Conant told The Hill that the ad money was being redirected to voter turnout for the August 13 Ames Straw Poll. Reading between the lines, this means there's not enough money in Pawlenty's account to do both at the same time.

At this rate, Pawlenty's campaign will never reach its lofty goal of finishing "sixth or seventh" in the Ames Straw Poll.

Conant's explanation to The Hill is a little disingenuous, in that it doesn't acknowledge any sign of bad finances. In his version, stopping television ads right before the straw poll seems like the obvious thing to do.

"Ames is all about turnout, so of course in the final few days we're focusing our resources toward getting our supporters to the straw poll," Conant said. "We like the position we're in and the direction we're headed."

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Tim Pawlenty: Truth is, I'm pretty much broke.
Yes, Alex, "of course." This plan is perfect.

America's love affair with Tim Pawlenty ads began with the hugely dramatic first one, where he, Martin Luther King and Muhamad Ali saved the Statue of Liberty from... actually the plot was hard to follow, but what a show!

Since then, other ad highlights have shown Pawlenty smiling for minutes at a time while his wife talks about God, and one where he loved hockey so much it almost got him sued by Disney.

The man behind Pawlenty's campaign ads is Lucas Baiano, a 23 year old wunderkind from Canada, a socialist country, but a hockey-loving one. The Pawlenty campaign paid about $38,000 to Baiano through July 30, according to Federal Election Commission records.

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Now, that money will be better spent on T-shirt wearing staffers who will "get out the vote."

This is a sad day for American cinema. And it's a much, much worse day for T-Paw.


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4 comments
Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

All that time he spent fucking up the state finances in the name of conservative political correctness? Wasted.

vitajex
vitajex

"The man behind Pawlenty's campaign ads is Lucas Baiano, a 23 year old wunderkind from Canada, a socialist country, but a hockey-loving one."

Pawlenty's just following the lead of his corporate lackey cronies- outsourcing work that real Amurricans could be doin'!

"They took our jobs!"

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

T-paw is only slightly less awful than his foaming-at-the-mouth competitors, so no loss really.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

You mean "all that time" he spent passing spending bills PASSED by a Democrat controlled legislation in which drove us into debt?  Or do you mean "all that time" passing fucked up laws and spending bills pushed to his desk by the liberal democrats who CONTROLED the House and Senate?Ah, those state fiances.

By that method of thought process, you would have to say everything happening on the federal level is Obama's fault, and not Republican controlled House, right?

Anyone else see the hypocrisy there? But hey, no one ever accused you of having a profound ability for objective thought.Sometimes you have to check you partisanship at the door, and then some consistency in ideas will follow.

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