Posted by: wingnut650 | July 30, 2008

The greatest campaign ad ever

The greatest political ad I’ve ever seen is being run by the John McCain campaign.  Full disclosure – I am registered as an independent in the state of California.  I feel that a politician is a politician and don’t base my voting decisions on “party”.  That being said, I am likely to be an Obama voter in November.  There I got that out.  Now, I am going back to talking about how great McCain’s ad is. 
The positioning the ad makes is that Obama is more celebrity than seasoned politician and that his plans, if elected, include pros on higher taxes and foreign oil.  The best part of the ad is in the beginning where it lays the foundation for Obama’s celebrity status by showing clips of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton…brilliant and HILARIOUS!  I loved it – two of the more IN-famous celebrities who are constantly in the news and that the majority of Americans feel negatively about are shown in the same “breath” as Obama.  Sounds pretty clever in theory, but overall the ad is really kind of disjointed and odd (including the boilerplate “I approve this message” part in the end, IMO), but it’s completely entertaining, too.  Check it out if you have a chance – you’ll probably watch it more than once.

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Responses

  1. Ugh – McCain’s grin at the end was a little too smug. Should have used a different clip for that one.

  2. Saw this on Jon Stewart the other night. JS went on to explain how the Hilton’s are some of McCain’s biggest contributors. And McCain’s daughter is now out and about being photographed with fame-whore Heidi from the Hills. Go figure. McCain’s poll numbers are up, so the spin is certainly working. Ick.

  3. Uh oh – looks like this is starting to backfire. Kathy Hilton responded:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-hilton/mccains-celebrity-ad-friv_b_116593.html


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