Because from what I was told it was so they can get any shit if its a slanderous ad against the opposition. Making them responsible for what is shown in the ad. Basicly meaning. "I know, and agree with what was said in this ad"
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Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
As you've probably ascertained from the other responses to your post, this makes it clear that the candidate endorses the message in the ad. You'll notice that some of the more vitriolic ads from either side of the political spectrum lack this "approval"...I suppose it makes it easier for voters to understand that candidate x doesn't neccisarily agree with certain messages being broadcast on the air by his or her voters.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3): "I'm Mark Kennedy ... I approve this message, even though I know it may not be what you want to hear."
How's that for confidence?
Actually this would give me some confidence in the guy. It tells me that he's not going to say whatever he needs to say to please a particular crowd at a particular moment. It says he has a set of beliefs and will stick with them. We might just need more people like that in Congress.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14463 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3142 times:
I draw the line at the damned auto-dialer voicemessages that the candidates are cranking out. Each night for the past few weeks I've come home to at LEAST two messages imploring me to back this candidate, that proposition, etc.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
NebFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3057 times:
The disclaimer is legally required as a consequence of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. The disclaimer requirement only applies to federal races, not state or local, although I have heard the phrase used on those ads as well.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7874 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3029 times:
I cannot wait for this election season to be over. I have the good fortune to live in a television market where there is a highly contested Congressional Race.... forget which one. Over in Oneida County (NY) somewhere. You can tell that A LOT of money is going into these ads that wouldn't otherwise exist for some dinky upstate NY congressional district.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2997 times:
Bobby Jindal (R-LA) has one out down here where his wife goes through the house talking about reforms he's made since elected.....then she walks into the garage where he is, and she says something to the effect of "think I can get him to reform the garage?".....to which he replies "I'm Bobby Jindal, and I guess I'd better approve this message".....
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
I would agree with fly delta here, I am one who fully appreciates a politician with a sense of humor and who is honest.
Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 9): isn't the whole thing a little foolish in cases when the candidates themselves actually talk in the ads?
Federal race ads, as was pointed out earlier are required by law to have some sort of disclaimer. But I think it should come at the begining of the ad rather than the end.
Also it would prevent the other side from being able to use snips of other press conferences etc, to be taken out of context such as what John Stewart does to great comedic effect.