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Branstad’s New Ad

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In between all those Jamie Lee Curtis Activia yogurt commercials (Activiaaaaaaaaaah!) Iowa has a little ad war going on right now. But first, a word from our sponsors…

And now, just for fun…

http://www.hulu.com/embed/VYl5zrMuzYVtINOpep6x-A

O.K., now where was I? Oh, yeah, the ad wars. An anti-Terry Branstad group has been running one, ripping on Branstad’s previous time as governor. Branstad has countered with one. It features State Auditor Dave Vaudt, who endorsed Branstad in the primary (seems like a pretty good sign that he feels comfortable Branstad will win. Otherwise, why would he stick his neck out like this in a Republican primary?) I’ll leave it up to you to say whether the ad works or doesn’t work. But check it out and see if you notice something that sounds a little “off”…

Notice anything? How does an ad promoting a prominent endorsement for Branstad feature an announcer who mispronounces that prominent endorsement’s name? The announcer pronounces Vaudt’s name vaaht. Vaudt pronounces his name vowt. How does that happen? In case you wondered, the announcer did say Branstad’s name correctly. I suppose that is the most important part:)

Here’s your video and audio proof of how Vaudt says his name: