I feel bad for my friends in Colorado
August 15, 2012 Leave a comment
I got a call from a local reporter yesterday asking me if NC was still in play. (Alas, could not do the interview saying “yes!” since I had a most-of-the-day faculty meeting– fun!) Why do people keep asking this? If it wasn’t would both campaigns literally be spending millions and millions of dollars here every week? The google let me down in trying to find a handy list of ad spending by media market, but the Post does have a nice interactive graphic where you can see the spending when you hover over various cities. Raleigh was at $6.2 million in a recent week. That’s quite high. Especially when you consider we’re only the 30th or so most populous MSA. Meanwhile, the Denver and DC media markets are both topping $10 million. Yowza.
Now, I love politics (obviously), but even I hate the fact that I swear pretty much every single ad during Jeopardy tonight was a presidential campaign ad (of course every single one was negative). Just depressing and annoying. And its almost twice as bad other places.
Thank God Jeopardy is about the only time I watch any commercials. On a related note, they had a category (name the Order) in which the Tournament of Champions semi-finalists missed every single clue. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. They listed an animal (or two) and you had to name it’s Biological Order. I was quite proud of myself when getting the $2000 question: Platypus. Which, of course, is a monotreme. (I swear, the stuff just bouncing around inside my head for no discernible reason).