Talk Radio Host Says "California, You Deserve Him & You're Going To Love Him"
Dan Adler for Congress issued the following statement:
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Conservative TV and radio personality Glenn Beck has endorsed Democrat Dan Adler in the California 36th Congressional District special election, taking place this Tuesday, May 17th.
During his Friday radio show, Beck spent several minutes dissecting the Adler campaign's television ads and online videos, calling Adler's ads "amazing" and "tremendous."
The show paid particular attention to the Adler ads with the theme "Send a Mensch to Congress." A Beck sidekick said of one of those ads, entitled "Stick Together," that "this is a great ad!" See the ads--as well as videos describing what a Mensch is--here: Adler2011.com
In the course of the seven minute segment, Beck and his cohorts ridiculed the Asian American and other minority voters who make up nearly 50% of California's 36th District. Then a confused Beck endorsed Adler's candidacy, stating that Californians deserve to see Adler in Congress and that "you're going to love him." He also paralleled the Adler campaign's attempts to break down racial boundaries to President Obama's recent exhortation to Hispanic voters to stick together.
Beck's behavior remained somewhat bizarre throughout the show. Beyond endorsing a Democrat in Tuesday's special election while offending minority voters, at one point he mused about asking his wife "to renounce Jesus Christ," apparently a descriptive he uses when talking about people of the Jewish faith.
Reached today on his bus tour of the 36th District, Adler said: "Our ads and our entire campaign have been about trying to alert 36th District voters that there is a special election on Tuesday. History shows a Democrat is going to win this seat, and I'm in this election to win it. The only question for voters is, 'which Democrat do you want?' Voters need to decide that and make sure they vote on Tuesday. Our participative democracy works best when more people participate in it."
"Being Glenn Beck's endorsed candidate in the race is an odd position for a Democrat, but I do understand his preference for someone from the private sector rather than one of the three Democratic professional politicians who are running. And since a Democrat is ultimately going to win the seat, there is a strange logic to it, I guess," said Adler.
To get as many people to the polls on Tuesday as possible, the Adler campaign made a significant online advertising buy today featuring a donkey to put a humorous reminder video in front of the voters. See the video here: Adler2011.com
Dan Adler is a new media entrepreneur, a producer and a former Vice President at Walt Disney Imagineering. His campaign recently announced he intends to Change Congress by taking up to 5 qualified Citizen Legislators from the District with him to Washington in staff positions. For more information on the pledge and Adler's professional background and family, go to Adler2011.com
California's 36th Congressional District is made up of Venice, Marina del Rey, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, San Pedro and parts of West Los Angeles.
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