This is a pretty funny ad, telling the fairy tale of King Frank and Princess Lisa of Alaska:
I’m not quite panicked about that CNN poll showing Murkowski barely behind, at least not yet. Although the poll did the right thing, telling respondents that Murkowski is a write-in candidate, I think it’s easier to tell a pollster you’ll write in a name than to actually do it. Rasmussen had Murkowski behind by a healthy margin, 42 percent to 27 percent. As long as Joe Miller hustles, he should be in okay shape.
But getting this Shrek-like ad on the air wouldn’t hurt, either.
Republican Joe Miller attracts 42% of the vote in the first Rasmussen Reports poll of the Alaska Senate race since GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski announced her write-in campaign to try to keep her job.
The telephone survey of Likely Voters in Alaska shows Murkowski picking up 27% of the vote and Democrat Scott McAdams earning 25%. One percent (1%) say they’d prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Poor guy: “It remains to be seen whether [Alaska Democrat Senate candidate Scott] McAdams will receive support from the Democratic National Committee or the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. McAdams says it doesn’t matter. ’The DSCC and the national Democratic Party doesn’t even know my name. And that’s fine by me,’ he said.”
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name! And they’re always glad you came! You want to be where you can see… troubles are all the same. You want to be where everybody knows your name!
As mentioned in the Jolt, I’ll bet you see the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee throwing money up there as soon as they look up their nominee’s name, mostly because the state has such a cheap media markets and the risk/reward and cost/benefit ratios are terrific compared to the rest of the country. Secondly, while I don’t doubt we’ll see some race that leaves us murmuring, ‘how did the GOP blow that one?’ on November 3, it’s hard to imagine it will be in Alaska in a big GOP year.
The DNC’s Brad Woodhouse jumped on Heye immediately, “If Republicans are going to say whatever they need to do to win, I think we might be in better shape than people think.” But when Woodhouse was asked to name the Democratic Senate candidate in Alaska, which is a strong Republican hold, he was at a loss. Eventually he responded, “Well, our candidate in Alaska . . . his name is not Lisa Murkowski.” (Woodhouse fields the question at about 6 minutes in.).
Woodhouse was right about that. His name is Scott McAdams.