Sunday, August 1

Billy Long Goes Negative... Very Negative


Around 7:15 p.m. this evening, I received my first robocall of the election cycle. And man did it make up for the lack of calls I hadn't received previously. The robocall features a woman asking what all of these businesses had in common. She then proceeds to name off a laundry list of casino companies, followed by a line of how State Senator Jack Goodman has had his campaign financed through these casinos. She then rips into Goodman and his claim that he is working for the people before saying that we need a real leader that isn't financed by big business, who is none other than... surprise... Billy Long.


Long has crossed a threshold of negativity that no other individual candidate had crossed until this point. In the closing days of this campaign, Long has gone negative... very negative. They can point fingers all they want to at the American for Job Securities Ad, but Long has aggressively paid for and attached his name to the negative attack ads that have aired in recent days. None of the other candidates have done that.


This does two things. One, it shows that Long must be seeing something in his internal polling that indicates that Goodman is either ahead or tied with him and is doing what he can to peel away even a couple of votes. Two, it shows what Long will do when the gloves are off.


In my opinion, Long made a grave mistake. Had he have played the victim of the attack ad and not gone negative while casting a shadow at Nodler and Goodman it would shown his as being above the fray. Now, he is deeper in the mud than any of the rest of the candidates. If Long does not win on Tuesday evening, I think that one can point to the negative campaigning in the last few days as the reason why.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Billy Long was attacked first. In no way did he start this. He is just exposing Jack Goodman for what he really is. Fed up? Vote Billy Long!

Anonymous said...

Billy Long wasn't attacked first by any candidate. Long lies about his record on earmarks, and voyers have the right to know who the real Billy Long is. An exposed record that is factual like Billy's bus terminal to nowhere isn't a negative attack. Making up lies about Jack Goodman and Gary Nodler is a negative attack. By the way, has Billy just had a brief moment of moral clarity about gambling in the final days of the primary? Billy Long attacjing opponents on casino gambling, now that's funny. Billy you better shut your mouth or you ar going to lose your preferred parking priviledges at the Downstream Casino and kicked off the World Poker Tour.

Anonymous said...

Exposing Jack Goodman for who he really is? Please...

Billy Long lives in Casinos and plays in the World Poker Tour. Billy Long talks tough against earmarks, but sought earmarks while sitting the airport board. I am fed up of Billy Long. He is a political dunce that is tearing the Republican party in Southwest Missouri apart with his lies.

Anonymous said...

"He hit me first" sounds like something my first grader would say.

Anonymous said...

Billy pledged.. PLEDGED not to go negative. He LIED about that, he LIED about earmarks and now he's LIED about Jack. He is the biggest liar in the world and the people of Missouri deserve to know who he really is.. a BIG FAT LIAR!

Anonymous said...

After the election the FEC reports will definitely tie Roy Blunt's cousin, Goodman, to the attack ads. I'm looking forward to the posts when this information is made public.

Anonymous said...

Anybody else notice in the robo calls for Billy Long by Huckabee that the governor closes with, "Vote for BILL Long" ... Well perhaps you get the endorsement you pay for. If I were Roe/Harris I would ask for a partial refund back from the Huck-PAC. Clearly, the governor does not know BILL Long.

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Anonymous said...

Good man is Roy Blunt's cousin eh? So when did your wife being related to someone's EX wife make you a cousin to that person...shut up Jeffy Roe you big fat idiot....your BS doesn't work down here....

Anonymous said...

Honestly, who cares? Negative is being thrown around like he made racist remarks or something. So what if one guy points out negative things about his opponent? As long as those things are factual, I don't care. If he has been dishonest then I do care. Negativity, positivity, whatever, they're in it to win it, and good debaters know how to accentuate their positives and point out others' negatives.