Libertarian Party Monday Message: Republican Wall of Shame ad has been placed in Washington Post online

IPR Note: The original headline of the Monday message is “Wall of Shame ad is live,” but since we already reported that, and there had been questions about whether the ad had actually been placed in the Post, I thought this headline would do a better job of keeping our readers up with the news. -Paulie


Dear Friend of Liberty,

Our Republican Wall of Shame ad is now live on the Washington Post website.

The ad appears intermittently throughout the site in the rightmost column. To make it easy for supporters like you to find the ad, it should appear more consistently for the rest of the week on this particular page.

Today we sent a press release about it:
Press falsely credits Republicans with "deep cuts."

When we asked for Washington Post ad donations a couple of weeks ago, we did not raise enough money to buy a print ad, but we did raise enough to fully cover the cost of this online ad.

On a separate note, I’d like to thank the hundreds of Monday Message readers who sent responses to my question "Why are you a Libertarian?" last week. We’ll be selecting some of them to publish in LP News and elsewhere.

Sincerely,

Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party dedicated to free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can make a contribution separate from membership.


IPR Note: for background
See:

Libertarian Party: Press falsely credits Republicans with “deep cuts”

Republican Wall of Shame is up

LNC Receives Proposed Budget

“Republican Wall of Shame” ad updates

Libertarian Party: Shall we spend $30k for “Republican Wall of Shame” ad?

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Video from CPAC 2011

Libertarians at CPAC present Republican Wall of Shame

LP Monday Message: Why are you a Libertarian?

6 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Monday Message: Republican Wall of Shame ad has been placed in Washington Post online

  1. Matt Cholko

    I’m glad to see that the ad is running on what appears to be a right-leaning opinion page. That seems like the right place for it.

    I don’t know what the cost structure for the ad is, but I would discourage Libertarians from clicking on it, or going to the page to look at it more than a couple of time, as clicks and/or impressions are often billed to the online advertiser.

  2. AroundtheblockAFT

    I hope someone will eventually report on the cost/benefits of doing this ad.

  3. paulie Post author

    Well, the LP online donation ticker has gone up a lot faster in the last week or two than the rest of the year so far, but beyond that I don’t know. Some of the costs/benefits are likely to be intangibles that may be difficult or impossible to calculate or measure.

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