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Friday, October 07, 2016

Never Trumper buys pro-Trump ads

Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, and his wife blew $6 million on Never Trump ads last spring. But when The Donald won, Ricketts decided not to help fund Bill Kristol's vain efforts to launch a third party candidate.

And now, Ricketts is buying ads supporting Trump as one of the donors to the 45 Committee.

From the New York Times:
The spots, featuring an image of a fatigued-looking Mrs. Clinton, describe her as a “tired” politician mired in scandal, while depicting Mr. Trump as a creator of jobs.
There is a 60-second version of the ad and a 30-second ad. The longer one shows a mock Election Day ballot and highlights Mr. Trump’s name.
The Times story comes a week after Ricketts joined Mike Ditka at an Ivanka Trump fund-raiser for her father. The Chicago Sun-Times reported at the time:
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that he’s not concerned about public backlash from reports of his family’s support for presidential nominee Donald Trump tarnishing the luster of his team’s high-profile quest for history this fall.
“I’m not worried about that at all,” Ricketts said at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park after announcing a five-year contract extension for team president Theo Epstein. “It’s no big deal.”
If it is OK for a back-up quarterback to politicize the playing of the national anthem, then it is OK for a team owner to get in politics.

As for the change of heart, Ricketts did not become rich by refusing to adapt to a changing environment.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan will campaign with Trump in Wisconsin. The media's attempt to divide and conquer Republicans seems like a failure.

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5 comments:

  1. I'm guessing that won't be a popular move in Chicago. But as Trump said to blacks, What do you have to lose?"

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  2. Bring back the Sosa squat swat.

    That year with the Cubs...ooooffff.

    “Marge Schott was a powerful woman and, most importantly, a winner,” said Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. “Unfortunately, she died 12 years ago. But we are bringing her back out because we know that Donald Trump is the candidate she always dreamed of.”

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  3. "Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan will campaign with Trump in Wisconsin. The media's attempt to divide and conquer Republicans seems like a failure."
    I guess those 30 former GOPers who served in Congress who wrote a scathing public letter denouncing Trump didn't get this memo. Ditto for Rudy's daughter.

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  4. Ricketts and the Adelsons saw the writing on the wall early.

    Glad he sees what the stakes are.

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  5. Ricketts and the Adelsons saw the writing on the wall early.

    Glad he sees what the stakes are.

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