There is no good place to start. So first, the awful ad:
This is tragic stuff. I mean really bad.
We can compete with the rest of the world BECAUSE we won Race to the Top? Come on Governor! That’s a load, even for you.
Whoring Children in a political ad for education initiatives is as old as political ads are, but this is pure cheese Governor.
If it has fixed us up as you allege, then why do you have to tell the viewer what it is?
This was particularly interesting to me, seeing it today, having had a curious conversation about DCAS score manipulation in the face of your re-election and DOE surrogates scurrying at some pretty insightful suggestions. Yeah, yeah, PLCs were just a bump, but just you wait and see about the DPASS-II, it’s blowing up in slow motion, full effect, right now. Won’t make headlines by the election, but it is coming. Oh, it’s coming. Keep listening to those that stroke your confirmation bias, please.
This ad is just tragic: self aggrandizing, disrespectful to those doing the work (nothing new there though), and worst of all has post production values worthy of an amateur theater troupe. I would have figured that after all your MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN visits you would have a slicker ad.
Lastly, thanks for the “moving forward” OFA presidential ass-kiss at the end. Classy.