I’m going to analyze the ad and compare it with the very different but also positive and uplifting ad which closed out his campaign in the 2003 recall election. I don’t believe that ad is available online, but I have it on a videocassette reel. If I have the time and energy, I will do some somewhat involved techno mumbo jumbo and present it through NWN.
Is the new Phil Angelides TV ad — in which he walks toward the camera through a sea of Arnold cutouts, all of which are shorter than he, unlike the photos and footage of the two you saw from the debate, and talks about how Schwarzenegger can’t be trusted — his final ad? Given how his message has bounced around, probably not, although his money situation will be a factor.
** Monitor global and national energy prices via Bloomberg. Word that the OPEC production cut will be less than advertised and indications of strong demand for heating oil as the weather turns colder are keeping crude oil prices around $60 a barrel.