The spot is pretty generic, bio/intro spot, frankly not that different from Lee Terry's new spot. The tag line of "...Washington may not get it, but Nebraska does" is very similar to Terry's "...we need some Nebraska common sense in Congress."
It reminds me of one of those Food Network shows where two chefs are given the same ingredients, they come up with the same dish and at the end one chef says, "Did he just copy me?"
Anywho, one thing that cracked us up was, check the audio at about the :23 mark, where the fifteen people in the room are clapping. The overlaid audio is of a stadium of people whistling and cheering. Maybe tone that down just a touch, eh guys?
In any case, the Terry camp responded to this spot saying, White has supported the Democrats' "massive federal stimulus bill and federal health care overhaul, while opposing during a special legislative session last year to balance the state's budget a measure that froze state aid to schools."
Congressman Lee Terry's camp also released a statement regarding the recent report on economic indicators with
“The so-called stimulus program was supposed to jumpstart the economy, create jobs andTerry also noted that a recent report by the Obama administration’s budget office now admits that the new healthcare program will not save any money through 2020 and actually increases the nation’s debt by another $51 billion over the next two years.
keep unemployment at eight percent. It has done none of these things. Yesterday’s
troubling report on collapsing home sales should be a wake-up call to my opponent that
his policy of just throwing a Hail Mary of trillions more in spending and debt is not going
to solve the problem,” Terry said.
And on the 2nd District campaign front, it was recently announced that Terry and White have scheduled a second debate for October -- the 19th at Bellevue University.
The first debate will be October 14th, noon, at the Omaha Press Club sponsored by the Press Club and League of Women Voters.