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Bloomberg Panders for Youth Vote in Radio Ad

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chemgator, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. chemgator

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    Has anyone else heard the radio ad from Bloomberg? It starts out with a female voice that sounds about college age, asking questions about whether you think you will have to solve all the problems created by older generations. Then she suggests that people call in some number to give their ideas for solutions. At the end, Mike Bloomberg's voice comes on and he approves the message.

    Why can't he suggest that people call in and thank the older generations for the problems that they solved? Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan? Check. Polio vaccine and penicillin? Check. The USSR and the imminent threat of nuclear war? Check. Clean water and clean air? Check. High inflation? Check. Best economy in the world? Check. Mobile telephones and the internet? You're welcome. A little gratitude would go a long way.

    Is Bloomberg that far out of his element that he can't come up with ideas on his own (or with his advisors)? Does he not want to hear what people over the age of 30 have to say? Does he realize that he is in one of those older generations that has created all these "problems"? It seems like his "age warfare" is no more uplifting than Hillary's (and Warren's) class warfare.

    Do young people really think that Bloomberg is going to listen to every caller's idea? The whole idea of it seems very amateurish and a snow-job on gullible college students.
     
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  2. GatorRade

    GatorRade Rad Scientist Premium Member

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    I’m not seeing how this is any different than almost any ad campaign. Trump’s campaign was “make America great again”, not “man American is so great that we should be thankful”.
     
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  3. gator_fever

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    Bernie already has this group on lockdown I think.
     
  4. VAg8r1

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    A presidential candidate trying to appeal to a specific demographic? Who would have thought? If there's something inappropriate with that strategy tell it to the candidate who built his campaign targeting white male blue collar workers and Evangelical Christians. Bloomberg's strategy is probably an attempt to cut into Bernie's margin among voters under 35. The majority of that demographic would still vote for Sanders but even a small change could help Michael Bloomberg in a primary with multiple candidates. Completely writing off a specific demographic is not a good strategy. If Hillary Clinton bothered to campaign and target blue collar voters in Wisconsin, Macomb County, Michigan and Central Pennsylvania she still would have lost that demographic to Trump but by a smaller margin which could have made the difference in the end considering that she lost WI, MI and PA all by a margin of well under one percent in each state.
     
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  5. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

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    You shouldn't aspire to tear others down to build yourself up. Trump was making a statement about previous leadership with his MAGA campaign, but it did not denigrate the efforts or lives of other ordinary citizens. It did not pit one group of people against another, except maybe private sector workers against federal government workers (who should be willing to be held accountable for the quality of their work). And all politicians (rightfully or wrongfully) should feel this way: that they can do as good a job or better than previous political leaders.
     
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  6. mutz87

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    Nonsense
     
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  7. GatorRade

    GatorRade Rad Scientist Premium Member

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    While I certainly agree that we shouldn’t be putting us against each other, Trump most certainly made that a center piece of his campaign.
     
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  8. BigCypressGator1981

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    The cognitive dissonance on display is astounding.
     
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  9. AndyGator

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    No way you could possibly be serious. That is all trump has done. Nothing else.
     
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  10. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Are you being silly?
    • Mexicans disagree with you - build that wall, rapists and some are good people
    • Blacks disagree with you - good people both sides
    • Muslims disagree with you - Muslim ban
    Dudes ENTIRE platform is fight the brown people. That’s it. Oh, and save taxes of rich folk.
     
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  11. anstro76

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    There hasn't been a Bloomberg ad that hasn't pandered to a specific base. I understand all politicians do it, but it seems like he is setting a new standard. I guess when money is no object you can get laser-focused in your ads.
     
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  13. GatorNorth

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    chem-it appears someone has hacked your account simply to troll us.
     
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  14. rivergator

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    Not sure I understand the statement I put in bold. He bought a minute or so of airtime for an ad. Then the station goes back to its regular programming.
    Who would people call into? The radio show that doesn't want their calls?
     
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  15. chemgator

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    I think he was having people call an 800 number to talk to his campaign people.
     
  16. chemgator

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    I am not saying that Trump didn't scapegoat groups of people on specific issues (like illegal immigrants), but the Make America Great Again campaign was never about pitting Americans against each other like several democrats routinely do with rich vs. poor. It was about jobs and the economy. It was about fighting China's questionable business tactics. And it was about draining the Swamp and fixing government.
     
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  17. LouisvilleGator

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    The difference is one guy knows how to sell it and the other one flat out sucks at connecting with people. It comes through in everything he does. Ads, debates. The dude sucks at national politics. Maybe he can run for mayor again?
     
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  18. HallGator

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    Brought to you by a totally unbiased source. :)
     
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  19. GatorRade

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    If so, then it’s a difference in salesmanship rather than product. If that’s your gauge of value, I can see why you’d prefer Trump.
     
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  20. Trickster

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    Oh, brother!! Make America Great Again was clearly intended and communicated as a statement on race: 'make America great again after 8 years of a black president'. There's hardly a black American or a fair-minded white one who didn't see that as essentially racist, but which allowed racists to hide behind, "Oh, we just mean after 8 years of a Democrat." This after a Democratic president lead us out of a recession and on the road to economic prosperity which The Dumpster Fire claims full credit for.
     
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