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By Dan Roberts
New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- The Brady Campaign went through a re-shuffling of the deck chairs last Spring with the exit of former President Paul Helmke and the appointment of Dan Gross to the position.
For those that dont follow issues such as this closely, this was a subtle signal by the Brady Bunch that they have resigned themselves to the fact that they are no longer relevant from a political point of view, as Helmke had at least some level of political experience as the former Mayor of Ft Wayne Indiana.
The appointment of Gross, a former marketing and advertising executive from Bloomberg’s Nanny State signals the Brady Bunch’s strategy shift to trying to use Madison Avenue tactics to attempt to “sell” the idea of ever stricter Gun Control to the American People, hoping that those that are fooled by a clever marketing strategy will then apply pressure to their elected officials.
The only reason to adopt such a strategy is when you recognize you have lost all direct influence, or even ability to sway anyone on either side of the political aisle.
In the aftermath of the Aurora Colorado Massacre, and with the knowledge that the first Presidential Debate of the 2012 Election would be held near by, The Brady’s kicked off their first marketing campaign under Ad Exec Gross, pushing hard via Facebook, Twitter and petition drives to get people to lobby debate moderator Jim Lehrer to bring up the issue of Gun Control during the debate.
Anyone watching last night’s debate already knows the result. The Brady Campaign got nothing for all their efforts. Their ad campaign to inject gun control politics into a debate that was rightly centered on the worst economy in generations was a complete and utter failure, a marketing blunder on par with New Coke when measured for its effectiveness and achievement ( or lack there of) of reaching its stated goal.
Worse for them, the Brady Bunch have been caught red-handed flat out lying to supporters and mere observers of their Face Book Wall last night when the Presidential Debate ended.
Desperately scrambling to salvage whatever they could from the wreckage of their failed marketing efforts, The Brady Campaign’s Facebook wall had this post.
Did you see that readers? This whoops by the Brady Clowns shows someone hit the publish button to early with claims that Gun Control WAS mentioned during the debate! Once again, gun control supporters are caught red handed telling a lie of epic proportions for all the World to see. A bit later in the evening, someone was desperately scrubbing the Facebook Wall of any traces of their lies, but by then it was far to late, as the evidence of their duplicity had already been collected and archived.
Debate Moderator Jim Leher may be pleased though, he should probably be drafting a Thank You Card to Dan Gross and Co, since most accounts of his moderating performance last night are so critical.
The Brady Campaign’s public Thank You to Leher, for an event that never happened, is one of the few positive comments he’s hearing today.
About Dan Roberts: Dan Roberts is a grassroots supporter of gun rights that has choosen AmmoLand Shooting Sports News as the perfect outlet for his frank, ‘Jersey Attitude’ filled articles on Guns and Gun Owner Rights.As a resident of the oppressive state of New Jersey he is well placed to be able to discuss the abuses of government against our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms as he writes from deep behind NJ’s Anti-Gun iron curtain. Read more from Dan Roberts or email him at DRoberts@ammoland.com