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The “Basketballā? ad


Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS is running an exceptionally powerful television ad in Michigan, called “Basketball.”  To discuss it any further is to ruin its impact, so take a look:

Despite the politely optimistic tone of the conclusion, a glance at the PDF of their plan strongly suggests the folks at Crossroads GPS are very well aware that Barack Obama will never, ever support it.

The Detroit Free-Press reports that “Basketball” is part of a $10 million national campaign.  It will include other battleground states, such as Colorado, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, but the initial focus on Michigan is interesting.  It’s Mitt Romney’s original home state, but it hasn’t supported a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.  If Michigan really does become a “swing state,” this could be quite a historic election.


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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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