I’m taking a brief break from Halloween to focus on the other Big Thing happening in our lives right now – the “race” for Governor of Minnesota. Not really much of a race. More like a leisurely stroll. This morning I listened to the latest campaign event – Minnesota Public Radio’s staging of a “job interview” for the three candidates. “Pretend you are interviewing to be CEO of Minnesota,” was the recommendation for the contenders before the questions started. How did they do? Poorly. If you’ve ever really flubbed a job interview, don’t feel bad about it – even highly coached politicians with people on staff to tell them what to say suck at it.
I saw this TV ad put out by Minnesota Forward this morning. MN Forward is the group that Target and Best Buy gave money to in support of Republican Tom Emmer for Governor.
What I’m wondering is if the production and design teams at Target and Best Buy die a little inside when they see the low-quality production values on the commercials their companies paid for. Target especially, since they put a lot of money into design and art direction for all their ad campaigns. And then to see this… it could make a person lose faith in God.
The title of the ad is “Still Sad? Mark Dayton’s Plans To Raise Taxes,” but a better title could be “Do We Make You Sad? All That Target Money and We Can’t Afford Quality Production Values.”