Kurt Bills channels his inner Wellstone

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills dusts off the old Fast-Talking Paul commercial made famous by Paul Wellstone when he made his first Senate run. It’s always been a cute device for an underfinanced underdog, and it still is.

To the extent that Bills wants to imply that he has more in common with Wellstone that Amy Klobuchar does, it’s kind of silly, most especially at the end when he suggests that Wellstone wouldn’t have voted for the big stimulus package. Anyway, here it is:

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 07/30/2012 - 10:51 pm.

    It IS a cute device

    but… well… there’s the whole “Econ 101” thing…

  2. Submitted by Mac Riddel on 07/30/2012 - 10:53 pm.

    Where have I seen this before?

    I swear I’ve seen this campaign ad several times in the past. Zero points for creativity. And how is a conservative Republican ANYTHING like the great Paul Wellstone? How can he have any idea how Wellstone would have voted? This ad is bizarre and so is Kurt Bills.

  3. Submitted by Annie Grandy on 07/30/2012 - 11:25 pm.


    So disappointed, Mr. Black, that you did not point out the really huge error in Bills’ ad: that bank bonuses were paid out of the stimulus bill. They were NOT!

    They were paid out of President Bush’s and his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson’s bank bailout known as TARP. That was the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that was given directly to the banks in 2008 that paid 2008 year end bonuses to bank employees despite the dire situation the economy and 98% of the people were known to be in at the time. We were told it was because these rewarded employees had ‘contracts’ – these were the same shysters who nearly brought down the world’s economy with their gambling with unregulated derivatives.

    When is the MSM going to start calling out these factual ‘errors’ and tell readers the truth?

  4. Submitted by Roy Everson on 07/31/2012 - 08:19 am.

    Mindreading the dead

    If he knows how Paul Wellstone would have voted, then maybe I know what the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen would have said in response to this ad:

    “Mr. Bills, Paul Wellstone was a friend of mine, and frankly you’re no Paul Wellstone.”

  5. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 07/31/2012 - 09:07 am.

    Further proof

    That right wingers have no new original thoughts. Paul would laugh out loud at this candidate.

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