Reagan Billboard Jabs Obama: ‘Remember Real Hope and Change?’

By Matt Loffman

Mar 16, 2010 4:40pm

ABC News’ Teddy Davis reports: Another anti-Obama billboard has appeared in the State of Minnesota. This time it features a cowboy-hat wearing Ronald Reagan and the question: “Remember Real Hope and Change?” The Reagan billboard, which is located on Interstate 94 in the community of Albertville, Minn., comes just a few short weeks after a “Miss Me Yet?” billboard featuring former President George W. Bush appeared somewhere else in Minnesota. Bob Schwartz, vice president of Franklin Outdoor Advertising, told ABC News that a “representative of a group of people who choose to remain anonymous” purchased the billboard for a “short time frame of two or three months.” The billboard went up about a week and a half ago.  Schwartz does not know the exact cost of this billboard contract. He noted, however, that general rates are between $1,000 – $3,000. The exact price depends on the length of contract, the number of billboards, and the location requested. Asked if he knew what motivated the group which placed the billboard, Schwartz said, “I believe their intention was to create interest and awareness and they have sure done that because I have been fielding calls from organizations such as yours.” Photo courtesy ABC affiliate KSTP.  ABC News’ Sara Just contributed to this report.

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