Skip to comments.(V)Lautenberg: "Senator Torricelli's Poster Boy"
Posted on 10/03/2002 12:34:33 AM PDT by Tall_Texan
Memo to Doug Forrester:
Time to take the gloves off and the best way to do this is to go on a verbal assault of Frank Lautenberg by calling him the worst thing he can possibly imagine - "Senator Torricelli's Poster Boy"
Imply that Lautenberg is simply a stooge, a "pretty face" to con the voters of New Jersey because Torricelli was too corrupt to get re-elected so now, like an aging model in need of plastic surgery, the Democrats are trying to give the campaign a face-lift and nothing more.
Since the Democrats obviously have no respect for the laws of New Jersey, who's to say which candidate the Democrats will run if "Pretty Boy" Lautenberg doesn't give them the desired poll results by next week? Will they run Bruce Springsteen? Bill Clinton? Elle McPherson? Ask Lautenberg who will be his stand-in when the two are debating.
Make Lautenberg either *defend* Torricelli (by claiming there's no difference between the two) or trash Torricelli and, indirectly, his own party.
Call him out. Make him prove he isn't just a puppet for Torricelli's party bosses. Insist that he's not in the campaign just for this week. Release your medical records, Frank. Release your tax returns, Frank. Tell us which nannies you've hired, Frank, and whether any were in the country illegally. That's what serious candidates do when they run for political office.
"Are you just a Torricelli stand-in?"
Shame him for being a party to the "Torricelli scam". Tell him that a candidate for the U.S. Senate ought to face the voters for an entire campaign, not just the last month.
Then remind the voters that you're the only major party candidate in New Jersey who actually wants the job. That you're the only major party candidate that won his party's nomination in the primaries, not by "sleazy last-minute deals". That you're the only major party candidate that honored the election laws of the State of New Jersey and the only major party candidate that would treat the Constitution like it was the law and not like a rulebook to find ways of circumventing.
The opportunity is there, Doug. Go for the jugular. Knock this senile old carcass on his ass before he even has his campaign started. And go find Ed Rollins.
I'm serious. If I were Forrester, I couldn't wait for the first debate to basicly tear this man to shreds.
He hates Torricelli so the worst thing you could possibly do to him is make him look like he's Torricelli's puppet. Belittle him at every turn and make him out to be in cahoots with Torricelli to pull a scam on the voters of New Jersey. Hammer it home. Morph the two. Just as we tarred Gore with Clinton in 2000.
On second thought, it is not even necessary for Lautenberg to get the most votes! The New Jersey Supreme Court could decide that the guy with the second most votes should be elected! After all, Algore got more votes than George W Bush. Payback is only "fair".
The focus shouldn't be on Lautenberg but on the Dems' (and NJSC) flippant disregard for the law.
Otherwise, just defeat Lautenberg because you are better than he is. If the Repub candidate can't do that on the merits, what the h*ll is he running for?
In the party of Donna Shalala and Helen Thomas, you might be right!
An interesting campaign device that I've been mulling is an ad and billboard with a picture of the Torch juxtaposed next to a picture of the Cadaver.
Under the Torch's picture, simply print the word, "BAIT" The Cadaver's picture would be labelled, "SWITCH." I don't have the talent to put that together, but I'd love to have one of our resident graphic geniuses do it.
Courtesy of inkling.
My only suggestion would be to find less flattering pictures of the pair.
There was a b/w picture of Lousenberg on this thread that I particularly liked.
Could you insert the title at the top of the graphic something like: Brought to you by Party Bosses of New Jersey
Torricelli and the democrats are the lying jerks.
Lautenberg's just a kind old man -- a dupe. The fact democrats would use this old man in such a shameless way is the story. He's old, he's tired and he doesn't need to be used and used badly by power hungry democrats. Have they no shame?
Democrats talk the talk of traitors and exploiters.
(closeup of a street hustler (great if he looks like McGreevey or McAuliffe) using the old three-shell game. As the rubber ball gets switched around under the three shells)
Step right up and watch the Democrat candidates for the New Jersey Senate race. Follow it if you can. One minute the candidate is
(ball morphes into the head of Torricelli)
this guy and the next day its
(ball morphs into head of Lautenberg)
but the campaign is still young and the Democrats could pull another switcheroo. Next week it could be (ball morphs into the head of Bill Clinton)
(ball morphs into the head of Osama bin Laden)
And if they actually win the election, who knows how long their candidate du juor is willing to stay in office?
How can you trust them at their word? If the laws put together by the New Jersey legislature can't stop their shell games, what will?
YOU can. By voting for Doug Forrester, the only major party candidate who won his primary's nomination and the only one you can be certain will serve his full six-year term if elected.
KNOW who you're electing. Vote FORRESTER on November 5th.
Campaign Ad #2
(picture of a snorting pig)
The Democrats ran a greasy, slimy, smelly pig this year for the U.S. Senate. One that was covered in dirt. But their polls showed the pig wouldn't win so they gave the pig a face-lift.
(superimpose the head of Lautenberg onto the pig)
There, now they think you'll vote for the pig. Still not sure? Maybe if they add a pretty blue bonnet...
(superimpose bonnet on Lautenberg's head)
There! Maybe NOW you'll vote for the pig!
Or maybe you think the U.S. Senate is more important than to elect a greasy, slimy, smelly pig with a new face. Vote for the candidate who doesn't engage in cosmetic surgery to save their campaign.
New Jersey deserves better than to be run by the same old pigs. Vote DOUG FORRESTER for U.S. Senate on November 5th.
Another variation on your theme would be to place a picture of the Torch, McGreavy and Lousenberg side by side with the following under their names:
Tinkerer to Levers to CHANCE?
Might be a little to subtle for the majority of NJ numbnuts!
Maybe we ought start a new Forrester campaign ad contest and invite the Forrester campaign staff to look in.
Gotta preview these a little more carefully!
Wouldn't it be a Hoot if they have Slick in the wings?
BTW, that isn't to say it wouldn't work. I'm not typically impressed with neg ads, but they must work because people use them all the time especially toward the end of the campaign.
I was just reading on another thread that it appears Clinton owns a piece of property in NJ so would qualify.
Sleeeeeeze Willy was part of the backroom negotiations.
LOL! An old baseball historian like myself gets the joke but I don't know how many others would. Good job anyways.
The telltale sign is that he is out of the country so it can be alleged that he was out of the loop. Just like 9-11.
Most of the time when Slick wants it to seem he was no part of the dirty deed, he leaves the country.