Posted: 4:35 pm Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Nathan Deal unleashes feel-good ‘One’ TV ad 

By Greg Bluestein

Take a look at the above video. You’re about to see plenty more of it.

Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign is spending more than $1 million to plaster this ad, “One,” on television screens across the state. It will run with others through the May 20 primary.

It’s a feel-good message of job creation that invokes a magazine’s recognition of Georgia as the “number one place to do business” – praise that Deal has mentioned at just about every campaign stop.

The ad for the governor, who has nearly $4 million in his campaign coffers, makes no mention of his GOP primary opponents or Democrat Jason Carter, who is waiting in the wings to challenge the Republican nominee in November.

None of his three opponents have aired ads yet, though former Dalton Mayor David Pennington is said to be buying ad time for commercials of his own in May.

Update: Carter’s campaign responded Wednesday to the ad with a fundraising pitch and a new fact sheet seeking to punch holes in Deal’s sunny argument.

“If Gov. Deal thinks that Georgia at its best is one with crowded classrooms, shorter school years and falling incomes, then his ad makes perfect sense,” said Bryan Thomas, a Carter spokesman. “Things may be going pretty well for the governor’s friends, but the middle class is hurting. If Gov. Deal thinks this is the best that Georgia can do, then it’s time for a new leader with a vision for Georgia’s brighter future.”

 

50 comments
Charles50
Charles50

I wonder if in those 174,000 jobs he's including jobs for movies which normally only last weeks or months.  Can someone dig into this and find out exactly where and what these jobs are?

EdUktr
EdUktr

We'll never get to know if his Democrat opponent has the moxie to stand up to a hostile, partisan newspaper like the AJC.

DirtyDawg
DirtyDawg

When is the AJC gonna expose Deal's lame claims about a second (or even third) rate business pub's ranking of Georgia? A ranking that is almost entirely based on Georgia's willingness to give away corporate taxes...the hundreds of millions to KIA when a fraction of that would have kept Ford and/or GM Doraville here...oh yeah, they were unionized and in Atlanta. I forgot...millions and millions given to film and TV productions that, I suspect when they do the analysis, haven't contributed anything beyond a few visits to the Clermont Hotel...there's more to building a quality of life for Georgia than cutting corporate taxes, and it's time we gave a Democratic Governor a term or two to get us back on track.

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

"..built a skilled workforce..."


Uh, in today's AJC, they state that 15 business leaders stated that they are having trouble finding skilled workers here in Georgia to fill their needs. Uh, maybe our workforce that Deal takes credit for is not as skilled as he believes, or at least, states!

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

Deal can not name one policy or program that his administration has successfully implemented or law that he championed and got passed that has attracted new companies, supported business expansion, or created newe well paying jobs.

BuckheadBoy
BuckheadBoy

Yes, Georgia was ranked as "Number One" by a guide for site selectors in extracting pecuniary and other concessions. But, has being deemed most prodigal with corporate welfare translated into increased benefit for the state's economy? The metrics say, No!

mrob
mrob

The Deal ad does not appeal spirited and it lack largely any momentum of a secure incumbent running for governor that have a strong resume of successful governing.


This is a generic ad and it appear to be that Deal is lQQking for a job without a working resume.


I like the ad because it lack delivery of a strong message to rural Georgians and all Georgia teachers. Furthermore, this ad focus largely on a blue Metro Atlanta. In fact, Deal may think he have rural Georgia completely red. I don' t think so.

Nathan, Georgians know very well that your color is dangerous red and you fell to mention your dangerous gun bill in your ad. However, we will remind you of how dangerous it is at a poll near you.

"Red states are dangerous states with lawmakers equally dangerous to enact dangerous laws to drive home a point to exhibit conservatism'---mrob


Georgian, please vote Carter for governor.

MrSnarky
MrSnarky

We're number one! We're number 1? 

So why is our economy so lethargic?

So why are we so strapped for cash that we can't expand medicaid? (which makes no sense BTW)

We're number one is shady deals that benefit "job creators"!  Yeah, that's the ticket.

Bernie31
Bernie31

In The Name Deal....is the word LEAD scrambled. Like Nathan the Word Lead is all mixed UP.

Some Candidate is going to Owe ME a Lot of Money. 


uh..huh.

dreluv
dreluv

Nathan Deal is still the worst governor...Georgia is rank 50 in job creation..Georgia rank 50

In education..Georgia rank 50 in healthcare..Nathan Deal would say anything to get re-elected

nobody falling for all the lies..Jason Carter going wait until primary is over with.

Democrat will let everyone know how Nathan Deal blame snow storm on Atlanta commuters.

Democrat will let everyone Deal ethic corruption cost the state 700,000 lawsuit might reach

In the millions..Nathan Deal said let poor Georgian die without health care insurance.

600,000 poor Georgian does not have Medicaid under Nathan Deal watch.

This is why Nathan Deal is the worst governor.

DS
DS

Georgia is still in a three-way tie for 40th place in unemployment rate, at 7.1%, versus 6.7% national average. And Deal is bragging about jobs in this ad---unbelievable.

td1234
td1234

Deal must be a little worried about his primary opponents to release a TV ad this early. 

MisterMikey
MisterMikey

Deal's Ethics problems could get worse.  I don't understand why the Dems aren't pounding Deal for not taking the Medicaid expansion.  How many people will die because of his refusal, just because the president is black.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

No doubt this is the first of many.  He has a $4 million in cash on hand, and that is long before the general election when the real money will roll in to fend off Carter/ DNC.

AJC and its liberal followers are hating this.  Other than having fun jabbing them, I'm pretty apathetic about Deal, and Carter is not yet ready to be Governor.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Ole Governor "SUNSHINE TEETH" could not find any real Black people to put in his commercial, He wanted his Black people like him, Light Bright and almost white. 

From MIXED Parentage they were Like President OBAMA. The most Hated Blacks Of ALL by The GOOBERS from Governor Sunshines Neck of the WOODS. They do not go for RACE MIXING at ALL! Major NO NO! You get R-U-N-N-O-F-T for that a one. 

Maybe dey is his too?

MY isn't that an interesting OPTIC, that will not be overlooked by other Black People in Georgia. None will vote for Governor sunshiine anyway. ALL  except for KASIM and Herman.

They are going to VOTE (2) Two times for him....They promised him that one!


That is what BOOTLICKERS Do!

Starik
Starik

But...I don't own a business.  What's in it for me?

Bernie31
Bernie31

The funny part is that depends on what kind of Business You want to do! 

After I First saw it I had to do a Business NUMBER TWO!


I just saw it again..... Here we go Again!  Back in 5 minutes.  Geez!

NWGAL
NWGAL

So Georgia now replaces India and China as the number one place to do business? Says something about the wage levels and environmental protections here.

Kamchak
Kamchak

Plagiarism/Centrist boy's whine about liberal bias in 3...2...1....

CJKatl
CJKatl

How much of the $1m spent on this commercial wound up in pockets belonging to Deal's family and business partners? It's not Deal's style to spend campaign funds with third parties. Did his daughter-in-law's cracker jack PR firm place the ads? Is his right hand man operating the camera at a jacked up fee? It's no problem doing this when you can fire the ethics team looking into any violation, allowing taxpayers to bail out the mess. C'mon AJC, find out the answers for us!


BTW - If there has been no work done on any ethics complaints in the past year, why hasn't Holly LaBerge been fired? Might it have something to do with what she knows and how it could play into the FBI investigation? It doesn't pass the sniff test that she could be so incompetent but still employed. Can someone ask Deal to explain?

DannyX
DannyX

OMG!!!  Jim is a bias conservative once again actively campaigning for the Deal campaign!!!!  This blog is a mouthpiece for Republicans.  Where are the Carter ads????????????????????????????????????


Oh, and how about this one...


Watching that ad you can't tell if Deal is a Democrat or Republican, its doesn't mention or note what party he belongs to!!!!!

Heavyhitter
Heavyhitter

Not "paid for by Nathan Deal for Governor" but paid by lobbyists who do not have your interests at heart.

Kamchak
Kamchak

Feel good?

No, not so much.

Kamchak
Kamchak

...a hostile, partisan newspaper like the AJC.


Got proof, sport?

Thanks in advance.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@EdUktr - While the AJC is certainly partisan, it is not hostile to Democrats.  Quite the opposite.

Charles50
Charles50

@DirtyDawg  Amen!  I'm sick of companies like Delta getting huge tax reductions only to slap residents of GA in the face.  Sure they will give to the Arts, but try to get decent airfare or a free bag.  

Charles50
Charles50

@RoadScholar  He doesn't even believe they are skilled.  It's been a complain for some time.  But as long as he can lure companies with tax incentives and do some spot training for certain companies when they build a plant, Deal could care less.

honested
honested

@CuriousPrime  

True.

To the contrary, most of what Governor deal and his admittedly worse predecessor have done have cut income to wage earners, increased cost of living and transferred costs and risks for utility companies from those making a profit to those already bearing the burden.

Andy123
Andy123

@DS

And GA has a high percentage of uneducated blacks and uneducated illegal aliens so what's your point?   

Charles50
Charles50

@td1234  A little worried?  He sees the handwriting on the wall.  I think he is concerned that people aren't buying his BS.  

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234 - Less than 2 weeks from early voting and 5 weeks from Primary election day deadline.  No sense on just sitting on his much larger campaign war chest.

Charles50
Charles50

@MisterMikey  It makes sense to wait until you have a final opponent as opposed to just going after all of the candidates, even the incumbent when he has major issues that might take him out of the running.  

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

@MisterMikey  The Dems have no need to spend money during the upcoming GOP mudslinging primary contest.  Republicans are masters of blood sports and are  going to bash each other about character, integrity, and conservative values (guns, God, and gays).  This summer Dems will start the debates about issues that have negatively impacted citizens as a result of the GOP playing GGG politics rather than governing.

Kamchak
Kamchak

AJC and its liberal followers...


Called it.

Andy123
Andy123

@Bernie31

Shouldn't you be panhandling at Kroger on Cascade Rd? 

uh...uh 

Andy123
Andy123

@NWGAL

If you aren't making a killing in 2014 here in GA, you're doing something really wrong.  Keep blaming it on your governor or whoever else you would like.   

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Heavyhitter - Who need Enemies when you have friends like that, who will pay for such Crummy LOOKING ADS! with RACE MXERS!..... OMG! Dem boys with the Sheets and Hoods are not about that one at ALL!


uh...huh

EdUktr
EdUktr

@Kamchak  

Got a brain, sport? Use it.

Thanks in advance.

Andy123
Andy123

@Kamchak

How about 40 years of editorials and biased reporting?  Use the AJC search function though you might have to pay at some point.   

Charles50
Charles50

@Andy123 @DS  What's your point?  If Deal is so good at training the workforce and creating jobs how does this matter?  Did only whites get those 174,000 jobs?  

DS
DS

@Andy123 So what? There are other states with similar percentages of blacks but with better unemployment rates than Georgia (e.g., South Carolina, Louisiana, Maryland, even Alabama). And there are states with worse unemployment rates but lower percentages of blacks (e.g., Arizona, Kentucky, California, Nevada, Rhode Island).

Your excuse doesn't hold water.

mar1049
mar1049

@Andy123 @DS

And where did you get this information from. So you have all these uneducated blacks and uneducated illegal aliens keeping Georgia from progressing. Always the blacks and those other people holding this state back. Never is it the folks, who look like you, running the state legislature are at fault.

honested
honested

@Andy123 @DS 

Is that why the General Assembly and both this Governor and the last have CUT education funding every year since 2004?

td1234
td1234

@The_Centrist I have been a political junkie in Georgia for more than 40 years and have NEVER seen an incumbent Governor or Senator spend 25% of their cash on hand prior to the primary. 


Remember to old saying that if you really want to know what is going on in politics then you follow the money. Deal has spent about $300 million on insurance and raises to buy off the teachers, state employees and retirees and now he is spending 25% of his own campaign money to try to hold off Barge and Pennington surge over ethics. 

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

LOL

Yeah you did, but you have to admit it was a pretty easy call :)

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234 - After the better economic picture for GA's budget, I think Deal would have recommended at least some of your described increases even if it were not an election year.  Probably more because it is.

I see no "surge".  Guess we will have to wait 5 weeks to find out.

Deal is going to get a LOT more in campaign funds now that the legislative session collection ban is over, the RNC cranks up like the DNC, and PACs get more interested.  Big advantage for an incumbent.  We are 7 months away from the general election - MUCH longer than in the past between primaries and the general election. Also good for Deal that he will likely avoid a runoff.

honested
honested

@CherokeeCounty  

I guess it is easier for those of us old enough to remember vinyl records, especially the ones with 'turn me over' at the end of the side.

They could have just said 'AJC and its liberal followers'. The record wouldn't have been broken, just that the interesting part was over.

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