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Romney and Obama ads in Boston? [Vanity]
sitetest ^ | October 28, 2012 | sitetest

Posted on 10/28/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by sitetest

So, I was sitting in a restaurant at Logan in Boston eating an over-priced, over-cooked burger with my wife and son, a little sad to be leaving to go back home after a pleasant weekend visit with my other son at college.

I'm absent-mindedly looking at the boob tube when I see images of Mitt Romney. Initially I figure, oh, it's probably news covering the campaign. Then I realize, no, they're saying nice things about the governor, so it can't be news coverage. Then I see, "This ad approved by Mitt Romney," or something like that.

I remark to my wife and son, I just saw a Romney ad! And we're in BOSTON!

I look up again to see the snarl of the Kenyan anti-Christ, and automatically, I can see that this is one of his ads!

We all look up in puzzlement - what's going on here?

WHY ARE THE CANDIDATES ADVERTISING IN MASSACHUSETTS?

Any ideas?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: election; expandthemap; massachusetts; zombieapocalypse
It would be difficult for me to believe that Massachusetts is competitive for Gov. Romney. But there's no bank-shot play for other states that I can think of.

Any ideas, folks?

1 posted on 10/28/2012 8:25:35 PM PDT by sitetest
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To: sitetest

NH


2 posted on 10/28/2012 8:26:41 PM PDT by stanne
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To: sitetest

Privately, the candidates are both thinking that Massachusetts is competitive....


3 posted on 10/28/2012 8:27:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: sitetest

NH media market from Boston


4 posted on 10/28/2012 8:27:34 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: sitetest

I would guess they would be targeted to New Hampshire voters.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by SoCar
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To: sitetest

New Hampshire


6 posted on 10/28/2012 8:28:23 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: stanne

There are NH stations which, I imagine, are less-expensive than Boston stations, no?


7 posted on 10/28/2012 8:30:57 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Just a surmise on your part, or are you basing that on something else?


8 posted on 10/28/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why would they not think they should try in Massachusetts, Romney was governor there. The only time a candidate has not won his home state was Gore. I would at least try.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 8:36:06 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: sitetest

To help Scott Brown.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 8:37:24 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: sitetest
It's gotta be to reach New Hamphire voters (I-93 commuters?)


11 posted on 10/28/2012 8:38:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: sitetest

That’s how I’d read it. If Mass. is comfortably in Obama’s pocket, why should Mitt try.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 8:39:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: sitetest

Boston TV serves southern NH.


13 posted on 10/28/2012 8:39:17 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: sitetest
They are targeting NH but obviously looking to reach a lot of MA voters as well. I'm not necessarily predicting a Romney victory here in MA but it's going to be a lot closer than what the bogus polls here are saying.

Also, the Romney signs definitely outnumber the Obama signs around here (I know, lawn signs don't vote).

14 posted on 10/28/2012 8:39:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: smoothsailing

commuters watching teevee???


15 posted on 10/28/2012 8:40:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: sitetest

I find it humorous that leftist station owners are willing to take dollars from a conservative candidate.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 8:44:44 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

LOL! I didn’t mean while they were driving! While they’re in Boston. :)


17 posted on 10/28/2012 8:45:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: sitetest

Southern NH, specifically Nashua, but really anything south of Manchester, which has it’s own media market, specifically WMUR...


18 posted on 10/28/2012 8:45:38 PM PDT by usafa92 (Conservative in Jersey)
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Dear SamAdams76,

I was in Cambridge for the weekend and although there were definitely some Kenyan bumper stickers, frankly, I saw more Elizabeth Warren bumper stickers. And there weren't tons of either.

But I didn't see anything for either Gov. Romney or Sen. Brown.

I guess folks must be right about NH. Apparently, there's only an ABC station that directly serves NH. The other commercial networks originate out of Boston.

It was just a little jolting.

Kinda like if I saw a Romney or Obama ad on a local Baltimore, MD station. Which I haven't.


sitetest

19 posted on 10/28/2012 8:46:51 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

I got 5-1 from a guy at the track that Romney takes New Jersey. We did elect Christie.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 8:47:53 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: sitetest
In Massachusetts we are experiencing a weird campaign. The Democrats are posting a lot of yard signs for Warren, the fake indian running for Brown's Senate seat. The strange thing is that only a few Democrats have posted signs for Obama. I'm not going out on a limb thinking that Warren is the poster child for the Democrats so they are showing strong support for her. I believe the Democrats don't want to embarrass themselves with their neighbors by posting Obama signs. They don't need to fear being keyed or the like by Republicans. That's a rat trick. I am not that naive to think Democrats will go to the polls and vote for Warren and not Obama. He'll ride Warren's coattails here.
21 posted on 10/28/2012 8:48:32 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: sitetest

I don’t think they are in the bargain-hunting stage any longer.

They have $ coming in. I think the mo is building and it’s going to break for Mitt if it hasn’t yet.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 8:49:43 PM PDT by stanne
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To: sitetest

Folks I live in the greater Boston area & here’s the deal: The Boston market not only hits southern NH it goes all over the state on basic cable. Just about everyone in NH from the Canadian border down gets Boston TV. There’s only one state-wide TV channel in NH: channel 9 out of Manchester.


23 posted on 10/28/2012 8:50:45 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: sitetest
I was in Cambridge for the weekend and although there were definitely some Kenyan bumper stickers, frankly, I saw more Elizabeth Warren bumper stickers. And there weren't tons of either.

But I didn't see anything for either Gov. Romney or Sen. Brown. Cambridge is 90 percent Democrats. You should know that having been there. Drive through the suburbs. You see plenty of Brown signs and more Romney ones too.

Massachusetts is blue in the cities and trends red the further you are from the cities.

24 posted on 10/28/2012 8:54:05 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: sitetest

Well Cambridge is actually a separate country than Massachusetts. We Bay Staters refer to it as the “People Republic of Cambridge”. It is like the Haight-Ashbury of the East Coast. They ban Christmas trees on town commons, have restrooms for transvestites and most of the residents understand Pink Floyd lyrics without having to get high first. They wear Birkenstock sandals in the middle of winter and they think Charlie Manson was framed. They are now contemplating banning 12 oz soda cans - just because. Definitely not indicative of the rest of our state!


25 posted on 10/28/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Dear LoneRangerMassachusetts,

“Cambridge is 90 percent Democrats.”

I realize that. I was commenting on the relative PAUCITY of Obama and (to a lesser degree) Warren signs in a Dammocrap hotbed.


sitetest

26 posted on 10/28/2012 8:57:35 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: SamAdams76
DearSamAdams76,

LOL!

“They wear Birkenstock sandals in the middle of winter...”

I don't know. Not many sandals this weekend. Looked like most folks had switched over to winter clothing even though it was in the 60s for much of Friday and Saturday. I was about the only person, other than the joggers, wearing shorts, or wearing sandals, although even I put on long pants and shoes today.

Boots seem to be popular. Especially on the young ladies. Short skirts and high boots.


sitetest

27 posted on 10/28/2012 9:02:23 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
New Hampshire.
28 posted on 10/28/2012 9:21:47 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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Actually many, many small towns in Massachusetts are red. The unfortunate part of Massachusetts are the big cities that harbor welfare and illegals that tend to lean democratic. They just fill the cities with them. 1 city overtakes 20 small towns with one sweeping vote.

I live in a cluster of about 10 towns that lean very far red. Very conservative! I wish our state wasn’t painted completely blue by the whole country. It just isn’t true. It is a rare sight to see a Warren sign or any dem sign on any lawn near where I live. We have cows too.... Just saying!


29 posted on 10/28/2012 9:36:30 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: sitetest

There are any number of New Hampshire residents who work in Massachusetts and a lot of Mass folks who live in NH but work in Mass.


30 posted on 10/28/2012 9:45:20 PM PDT by warsaw44
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@2 had it right. Lots of viewers in NH tune into Boston stations. Also, higher GOP turnout won’t mean diddly for Romney winning MA, but could help Senator Brown defeat Fauxcahontas.


31 posted on 10/28/2012 10:19:04 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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Only one NH station—WMUR, and it’s an ABC affiliate. No NBC/CBS/FOX affiliates in NH, and nobody watches Portland television stations outside Maine, if even that.


32 posted on 10/28/2012 10:20:26 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: sitetest

There might actually not be any NH stations, at least not big 4 network stations. There aren’t any NJ network stations, it is all NYC or Philly. It is really weird to me when we are in Atlantic City and turn on the TV and see the Philly news, but that’s the way it is.

In fact, the MOST ads I’ve been seeing here in Central NJ are for Linda McMahon running in Connecticut.

This past week I was in MD visiting my kid and their airwaves are DROWNING in ads both for and against ballot question 7 regarding a casino. TV, radio, you can’t get away from them. There is also a #6 regarding the definition of marriage, but ad wise it’s a far cry from #7.

As the kid pointed out, she thinks there must be a 1-5 too, but who knows what they are. She just moved there, so she is not up on all the local issues. However, she is aware her gov. is an idiot.

So, political advertising is a little strange. I did see a bunch of Obama ads, but I assume those are aimed at VA as MD is Obama country for sure. I saw a few for Romney too, but as I say the Casino issue is ruling the day down there.

I’m so sorry my kid had to move there, but she did for her job.


33 posted on 10/28/2012 10:36:30 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: sitetest

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day...


34 posted on 10/28/2012 10:40:21 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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The ads go out to NH which is very competitive. MA is NOT a swing state. But TV broadcasts from Boston can be received in southern NH.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 11:57:00 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: sitetest

I don’t mind an overpriced burger but over cooked?

That’s a hangin offense....


36 posted on 10/29/2012 12:01:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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LOL!


37 posted on 10/29/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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