F9Animal
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My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:45 am

Why do they always say?:

My name is XYZ, and I approve this message.....

I hate election commercials!!!!
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:47 am

Quoting F9Animal (Thread starter):
Why do they always say?:

My name is XYZ, and I approve this message.....

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"

[Edited 2006-10-24 04:47:47]
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:06 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Basicly meaning. "I know, and agree with what was said in this ad"

It also allows a candidate to distance themselves from ads that are actually paid for by PACs, special interest groups, or the candidates own party.
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:18 pm

Rep. Mark Kennedy from Minnesota has an ad out in which he says...

"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?

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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:27 pm

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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:52 pm

Quoting F9Animal (Thread starter):
Why do they always say?:

My name is XYZ, and I approve this message.....

I hate election commercials!!!!

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.
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:12 pm

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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:18 pm

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.
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:07 pm

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.
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:19 pm

I understand the point of it, but isn't the whole thing a little foolish in cases when the candidates themselves actually talk in the ads?

"Hi there, I'm Bob Smith, and I'm running for Mayor. I plan to take back this city by blah, blah, blah. Oh, and I approve this message."

No shit! You ARE the commercial!
 
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:08 am

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.
 
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:25 am

Mrs. Clinton in her current re-election bid for the US Senate, concludes her TV spots with "I am delighted to approve this message".
 
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:29 am

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.
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Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:31 am

They're nasty commercials approved by the low-lifes that hope to get elected... usually a reflection of the low-lifes who lead their respective party.
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:18 am

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".....

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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:53 am

There's one playing on the Fox station out of Spokane that is pretty nasty... basically says that all Democrats believe that America is responsible for 9/11...

Now... certainly the comment is open to interpretation... but the ad is BS and just further demonstrates how dirty politics really are.
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:27 am

The nice thing about "I'm ***, and I approved this message" is that then I know that I can blame whatever mudslinging content it has directly upon the scumbag politician.

Sen. Mike DeWine seems to be king of these in my area, and WKYC-TV (NBC affiliate) has gone right along with him, continuing to run completely inaccurate ads that most other Ohio stations have pulled.
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:42 am

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?



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 7):
Actually this would give me some confidence in the guy.

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.
 
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:03 am

Quoting A332 (Reply 15):
There's one playing on the Fox station out of Spokane that is pretty nasty... basically says that all Democrats believe that America is responsible for 9/11...

Yeah, I see this one all the time. It's for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (R) against Peter Goldmark (D). I can't wait for him to win.
 
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:40 am

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 9):
I understand the point of it, but isn't the whole thing a little foolish in cases when the candidates themselves actually talk in the ads?

"Hi there, I'm Bob Smith, and I'm running for Mayor. I plan to take back this city by blah, blah, blah. Oh, and I approve this message."

No shit! You ARE the commercial!

LMFAO!!! ROFL!!! That was what I was trying to get out, but could not get it done on a keyboard!!!!

I could picture a dumbass saying, "And my name is F9Animal, and I do not approve this message".
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RE: My Name Is ***, And I Approve......

Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:00 pm

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
Where's zippyjet when you need him....

My apologies! At that time, I was busy fufilling my obligations to the following:









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